Behold, summer is upon us. It has come via Luego’s new single, Desert Rose. The North Carolina-based band of friends released their newest single on January 10 amid the doldrums of winter.
At its heart, Desert Rose is a post-apocalyptic relationship song, celebrating a change in one’s status and freeing oneself from a toxic, codependent lifestyle. Desert Rose does just that, and it presents itself with a summertime, island-paradise, luau-style buzz. Syncopated rhythms and arpeggiated acoustic guitar lines help transport the listener to warmer weather, sunsets and getaway beaches.
Musically speaking, Desert Rose properly borrows from the 70s greats. There’s hints of those pesky 4 guys from Liverpool, early Fleetwood Mac elements and even ABBA (there I said it, but the good ABBA, the Sitting In The Palmtree type stuff!) I fell immediately in love with the Harrison/Buckingham guitar solo on this track; the tone, note choice, placement in the mix, it’s all there.
All comparisons aside, Desert Rose is ear candy for its listeners. The harmonies are expertly chosen and performed, there’s great percussive elements tucked in the track, piano is dry and punchy and not overstated, it’s a win-win for all involved. Early entry for summer 2019 soundtracks!
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Shimmering ’70s sunblushed vibes – very cool!
amazing quality, vocals and I can barely see a movie behind the track.
The groove is strong in this one
Love the opening guitar riff, has a Spanish type quality, then the track kicks in, reminiscent of Rubber Soul era Beatles, flavoured with nice production and various layers, allowing the track to breath beautifully.
Cool vibe, totally reminds me of George Harrison early 70’s!
very cool vibe and songwriting style!
Fun song 🙂
This is a great song! Lots of great music on your Discover Spotify Playlist, I’m really enjoying it!
Awesome! Thanks 🙂
I just love the fact that this kind of music is back again! 🙂
Totally agree Christoph
What a great find! Totally loving the ORGANIC real sound of this band! No midi! LOOOOOVE IT! Great find with a 70s rock/folk vibe. I’d take these guys on a roadtrip playlist anywhere. Well done.
Thanks Mike. A roadtrip playlist would suit Luego quite nicely indeed. Thanks for the suggestion 🙂
Such a great vibe to this song, and loving the vocal harmonies!
That’s right Diego 🙂
This one really grew on us, thanks to your “New Music” Playlist.. Cheers, ya’ll…!! Just a gentle, lilting, dreamy, reincarnation of one’s self amidst the wreckage and fallout from a once fulfilling union.. Pretty great..!
Really digging the vintage vibe of the drum tone