Our stereotypical assumption is that Pop is horrible in every possible fashion. Unsurprisingly that stereotype has lived up to its name recently with quite a few disasters showcasing the mediocrity of the genre. If anything, we should just go upon the realization that anything classified as ëPopí isn’t worth our time at all.
However, you may just want to hold that thought; with artists like Matej Dezelak delivering a single done well enough and where simple pop music shows some promising signs of life. Matej delivers a surprisingly solid track with “Together” released earlier this year.
Aiming towards a more stripped-down, acoustic route musically than the big production, symphonic sounds that have been prominent for male artists in the genre. He also keeps his storytelling personal and direct as he speaks to the one he loves, telling her just why she is special.
These are promising signs that can propel artists like Matej Dezelak to the pinnacle of his genre. What distinguishes Matej from the trendy social media pop sensations and puts him in the ëlegitimate artistí field, is the stripped-down, acoustic-like musical style.
While you hear other pop artists on vocally-magnified, grandiose-production tracks; the polar opposite is the case with Matej, who sets the atmospheric tone for “Together” with a relaxing, rustic premise.
Bringing a somber acoustic guitar and Matejís voice together with little else to it, gives the song intimacy and hence more credibility; the vocals also feature a vulnerable component where Matej opens himself up to the listener, putting it all on the table.
Another huge positive is that unlike many other pop singers there is the lack of outside songwriters in his music; with Matej writing every lyric, and the musical composition. This also makes the content more connecting between artist and listener. Overall itís the edgy acoustic guitar and its empowering lyrics which gives this track a resonating boost, if it hadn’t already surprised you enough.
To learn more about this artist, stay tuned with WELAB Magazine Oct 2017 Print Publication!