Often at home around here, Los Angeles-based post-punk band Cruel Reflections are back with a brand new single entitled “Frausto”, a love letter written for Kevin, an honorary member of the band and a brother, that was sent too late.
Sad organic bright synths wail under an energetic layer of zipping, lively buzzing warped melodies sprinkled in hollow energetic drumbeats, interspersed by crispy percussive patterns, and low percolating bassline, as self-assured, trembling vocals croon an ominous warning, “Frausto you’re living too fast, there’s more to life if you believe in something,” in a breathless goodbye to a beloved friend.
Nostalgic lyrics recall a past riddled in broken promises of a change that will never occur.
A hauntingly beautiful video shows Kevin Frausto in rare intimate moments as he communes with nature. Brilliant rays pierce the blades of grass surrounding dark, contemplative eyes focused on three dainty yellow wildflowers, as a camera frames the figure in oak branches setting an eerie tone. Smiles, and blurred dancing lead to an ancient tree, quickly conquered, where our fallen hero lies, camouflaged on a limb forming a symbolic representation of returning to earth. Emotional, evocative, and tragic…
‘ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE FRAUSTO FAMILY TO PAY FOR HOSPITAL AND FUNERAL EXPENSES’
All “Frausto” streaming proceeds will go to the Frausto family.
Cruel Reflections‘ sophomore album “Through Motions” is coming within the year.
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