Berlin-based electronic producer and artist Narou explores heartache and betrayal with his track “Deep End.” It features emotion-filled vocals and crushing lyrics over a synth instrumental that’s both mellow and busy at the same time, reflecting a conflicted, volatile mind.
Narou’s strengths so far have been in production, but his recent releases have shown his growth as a songwriter. The track’s lyrics seem to hint at a relationship that’s breathing its last, and this feeling is made more evident by the instrumental’s progression. The song’s refrain “I don’t wanna hear about that/Not sure you really care about me,” holds no punches, telling the listener that it was doubt that brought this fragile relationship to its breaking point. Narou gives a measured vocal performance that conveys the weariness, hurt, and frustration that comes at a relationship’s end.
In his own words, Narou describes the track as “homage to my somewhat impulsive behaviour after fights in a loving relationship.” After listening to this song, one gets the feeling that this track’s origins are rawer, darker, and more intimate than that.
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