Brand new artist Sandro Cavazza has given us yet another taste of his debut self-titled EP with the release of second track Don’t Hold Me. While at first it may seem like yet another pop song about difficult love and the choice to let go, the intricacies and secrets of the track are revealed as the listener delves deeper into it. Cavazza seems to have perfected a brand of pop that is infused with soulful vocals and electronic beats, that is something that doesn’t sound like what anyone else is doing. His beat is entirely his own.
Don’t Hold Me is a layered and intricate track. The melody is dynamic and lush, full of a thousand different aspects that imbue it with warmth. The vocals are pleading; they search for something as if calling out into the empty night. The combination of it all creates a track that is slow and sultry, dark and burning. It is polished and sophisticated, but not so clean that it loses the messy haze that comes when one conveys such a breadth of emotion.
The song is one that offers more than what initially meets the eye. Yes, it is a track about love and loss, but this rather mainstream message is conveyed in a way that is interesting and consuming. It is both personal and universal, and the listener is able to easily identify with its familiarity while remaining somewhat disconnected from it all. Cavazza’s honesty stands out, and that is a lot of what makes Don’t Hold Me so unique.
Sandro Cavazza’s debut tracks give him a place in the music world as an artist who knows who he is and what he wants to reveal to his audience and world around him. The tracks he has released sound like the output of an already established singer, rather than one who is just bursting onto the scene. Cavazza is a force to be reckoned with, a talented musician with a sound and a message that would appeal to anyone. If his music so far is any indication, it is sure that he’ll become a pop staple around the world.