By Deaglan Howlett | Posted Friday, May 4, 2018
For Fans of: Walk The Moon, The Shins, Cigarettes After Sex
“Little Man from the Radio is the recording project of Dave Barbosa. Following a rough breakup in late 2017, he pieced the songs on his debut EP as a testament to his experience and an homage to his ex-girlfriend. Wasted is seven minutes of juxtaposition; exploring the beauty behind the sadness of a failed relationship.”
I found this project very interesting. Unsure what to expect, I put in my headphones and pressed play. The first track, ”Song for Afternoons,” caught me off guard. The lyrics read more like a poem, and the samples made me think this was going to be an experimental art project. However, the second track, “7 (feat. Danny Rascyzk and AGL Sounds)” is a brilliant pop song. I can honestly see “7” being a hit that you would hear on the radio on a pop station. While the track is catchy and makes you want to dance, the lyrics are somber. To me, that makes the song all the more interesting, seeing how he was able to make a song with such sad subject matter a dance song. The last song, “We (Feat. W0lf),” like the opening track, reads as a poem. I really like how the opening and closing tracks are abrupt and urgent. The sense of urgency sounds like a run-in with an ex, trying to explain how you feel but not having enough time.
Wasted was tracked and mixed by Doug Gallo (Hodera, Take This To Heart Records) and Mastered by Sarah Register (Brand New, Yaeji, The Shins, Ariana Grande). Make sure you listen to and buy Wasted here.