Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Tony Gallardo II - "Mentiras"
Fresh from announcing the Apatía Nacional series, wherein we met the tropical crooner Johnny Dominicana, Tony Gallardo delivers "Mentiras," first single on the upcoming double release Juventud Guerrera / Hot Tropic. Whereas the last track "Trópico de Acuario" harkened back to the era of vinyl portrait covers and traditional romance, "Mentiras" forces us to enter Gallardo's restless and bitter psyche, accompanied by new wave beats (everything from El Último Vecino to Yellow Magic Orchestra) that jolt the listener and supply fresh wounds. Though the obvious verdict would designate this song for the club, it is still a Tony Gallardo production, which means blowing out your laptop speakers and crying in front of Photo Booth with a strobe light will get you there too.