• Zim Ahmadi

'Boston' - Juan Karlos [TRACK REVIEW]

Simplicity in melancholic folk breaks singer-songwriter's hiatus.

RELEASE DATE:

30 JULY 2021

MAY CONTAIN:

FOLK


It’s the flute that reinforces the melancholy of ‘Boston’ on top of Juan Karlos’s already earnest declarations that finds its profundity in waxing regrets and what-ifs (Lyrics translated by NME Asia: ““I admit that I sometimes think / Of the what-could-have-beens / Many years have gone by / A lot of thoughts have come to mind”.”). The simplicity of his guitar gives space for his all the emotional weight a song like boston could muster. The Filipino singer-songwriter’s sincerity transcends linguistic barriers and ends his hiatus with an emotive nod to memories & alternate universes. RATING: 4 / 5

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