With a very moving soul lyricism, the artist reconnects with the simple beauty of the love song.this raw emotion is reflected in the music: “Lonely Tear” puts acoustic and live music back at the heart of the composition, in a very electro soul style between Stax and Motown while taking care of a retro aesthetic at the doors of rock, pop and soul.the guitars cry with the artist in a poignant beat.
The guitars cry with the artist in a poignant beat. “Lonely Tear” or the tears of a soul that, in an intimate huis clos, exposes the pain and tears the heart. With unexpected accents of sincerity and a voice that feels all the hurt of the love wound, Bantunani delivers a deep confession tinged with solitude. The video shows an almost abandoned, “confined” singer, reduced to recreating the lights of the stage thanks to an illuminated microphone and a useless guitar, but the distraught look and the bare chest betray a moment of distraction and pain.
Even the backing singers we see seem more imagined than real, a metaphor for the artist’s isolation in the deafening silence he is forced into.
A collaboration with Kanye West’s three-time Grammy Award-winning sound engineer James Auwarter, this potential hit feels too short, giving that urge to push the envelope, come out of one’s shell and dance the night away to this failed marriage between Otis Redding and Janis Joplin.