Novo Amor (Portuguese for New Love) is a moniker for Ali John Meredith-Lacey, a Welsh singer-songwriter, who began Novo Amor as an assignment after his breakup. Additionally, Lacey is also a multi-instrumentalist and a sound producer. He dabbles in music and lyrics with essence; the artist believes that melancholic music can be therapeutic. His music videos, like Birthplace and Terraform, focus on the global environmental crisis.
The track commences with elegant guitar riffs that engross you and then the magnificent vocals of Novo Amor hits you hard. The artist puts life into the words. The lyrics portray a sense of emotional, mental or spiritual darkness that encompasses each one of us at some point in life. The need for connection with something higher or more powerful than us to give us hope in order to keep going is what "Vantablack" talks about. The bridge leaves you feeling stunned while making you want to break free from whatever it is that holds you back. To me, "Awake me, I break away, allay me, I break..." is what the moment where you want to beg for death yet you fight the strength to make it out alive feels like. The ending can only be described as haunting; goosebumps are inescapable!
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