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Complicated Animals

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    Phoenix
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    Show Me
    3:200:30
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    Bees Take to Honey
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    Sempre Aqui
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    O Que Passou
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Complicated Animals release their single Show Me on 1.19.18.
While creating the track, Monica da Silva & Chad Alger were inspired by a recent move to Los Angeles, music of the 80s, a love for lush, dreamy pop songs, and all things David Lynch. The Brazilian American duo say that although their track has an electronic, synth-based feel, the lyrical subject matter was based on organic, human emotion.
"Show Me struck me as an intense idea for a song,” says da Silva. “It’s scary how detached we've become. Technology is great, but we’ve got to remember how important human interaction is. Chad dug an old synth out of the closet. We started stacking sounds and layering vocals. The production came together quickly. Virtually all the sounds were created using the same synth.”
Da Silva and Alger have collaborated since 2007. They released the album “Brasilissima” (2010) under da Silva’s name. Having lived in both the USA and Brazil, da Silva combined her cultures, melding Indie Pop and Bossa Nova to form a new genre, one she coined Indie Nova. da Silva and Alger debuted as Complicated Animals in 2015. Their EP “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs, and was called the “beginning of a new sound” by PopMatters.
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