Montreal’s Sombra Releases New Single and Music Video For “Premeditated”


“PREMEDITATED,” the most recent single from Montreal’s SOMBRA, is a not-so-subtle willpower to turn into your personal particular person and never turn into a sufferer of a sordid, pre-determined destiny.

“This track is all about my on a regular basis try to keep away from falling into the identical errors and traps as these earlier than me. It’s about wanting to search out and set up your self, and in doing so, feeling like you’ve gotten company, quite than simply accepting your future,” SOMBRA’s mastermind, Matthew Cataldo says. 

Cataldo – the Montreal-based producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist behind SOMBRA – effortlessly guides the track by means of intense melodies, forging a sound paying homage to artists equivalent to Tame Impala and Cage the Elephant, whereas staying true to his synth-heavy roots and blurring the traces between Indie-Rock, Different Rock, and Alt-Pop. 

The track’s video is ready in a automobile aimlessly travelling down a winding street by means of a forest, creating an phantasm of claustrophobia. Cataldo, who sings the track whereas shifting from seat to seat, occupying each area throughout the automobile, highlights the interior battle he paperwork all through the lyrics. 

“The video may be very a lot aligned with the entire notion of making an attempt to not reside life within the rear-view mirror, and the duality of what I’m making an attempt to be and what I’m making an attempt to not be. My lack of company is represented after I’m within the automobile, whereas the scenes set exterior represent the extra emotional, elements of the track, the place I’m desperately making an attempt to interrupt away from the street I really feel predestined to drive down”. 

Increasing past the realm of his one-man band origins, Cataldo is backed by a dynamic group, together with long-time co-composer and multi-instrumentalist Kyle Jeffery Andrews in addition to Argentinian-born bassist and backing vocalist Daiana Bolini (Zoocrates). 

“PREMEDITATED” is the heavier, alt-rock centred comply with as much as SOMBRA’s danceable and synth-driven “PYRAMIDES”, which was launched in July of 2022.  Each singles, along with a group of upcoming tracks will ultimately take the form of a forthcoming album. 

Fusing a number of genres, from Synthwave to Industrial to Different Rock, SOMBRA’s music is produced with a world mindset, with upcoming singles born in numerous settings together with Japan, France, Mexico, and Argentina. The discharge of “PREMEDITATED” features a B-side entitled “Jikoshoukai” (that means self-introduction in Japanese), a extra atmospheric observe written whereas Cataldo was in Tokyo, and is darker, with closely distorted guitars and piercing synth traces. 

“In all honesty, “PREMEDITATED”,’ is excruciatingly private. My father was recognized with most cancers this 12 months, and a part of this track is absolutely devoted to him. Each he and I’ve shared related psychological well being struggles all through our lives. I need to be taught from his errors, by forging my very own path, with out resenting him or myself for the choices I make. The fact is, that we’ll by no means have unconditional free will dwelling inside a societal framework that circumstances us because the day we have been born. Sure issues will all the time be predetermined, so we should settle for this and reside our greatest lives inside that confinement.” Cataldo acknowledges that it’s robust to be susceptible, and “PREMEDITATED” highlights the back-and-forth, and the notion of being “in management” that so many individuals wrestle with, however don’t essentially reveal. 

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