MOLTENO Accepts the Letting Go of the Illusion of Control on “Waves”

MOLTENO, photo by Laura Viana and styling by Simone Meissl

MOLTENO expertly uses electronic finger snaps, echoing percussion and swell of synth alongside her contemplative vocals to manifest the image of cycles on her single “Waves.” She sings of dropping a tone into the water and observing the inevitable waves that ripple as a result as a metaphor for the way our actions in life have inevitable and predictable consequences though we can’t always clearly see what those might be and sometimes we have to wait patiently to see how things ultimately pan out. The song captures this endless cycle of cause and effect and how it can be hypnotic and seductive to think by observing consequences that we can somehow predict the future and alter its course. Except in the luminous yet resigned tones of the song one detects an acceptance of the fact that even knowing the likely outcomes of actions conveys the illusion of control because as a mortal being you can only be aware of so much. Listen to “Waves” on Soundcloud and connect with MOLTENO at the links below.

moltenomusic.com
soundcloud.com/moltenomusic
open.spotify.com/artist/7rAKOEwi4Wp5NXVmmkwd0n
twitter.com/moltenomusic
facebook.com/moltenomusic
instagram.com/moltenomusic

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