Saro “Vapor” – out This Friday
“deceptively penetrating pop craft” – Stereogum
“simultaneously sad and beautiful.” – Pigeons and Planes
“R&B-inflected vocals, heavy on electronics and unafraid to branch into trippier territory.” – Billboard
“Electrifying” – NYLON
“a stunningly emotive and completely captivating piece of art” – LADYGUNN
“Achieving the momentous feat of converting dark to light…beyond its years” – C-Heads Magazine
“In Loving Memory’ is exquisite” – Impose Magazine
“Introspective single…set against swirling, airy electronic production” on [“Looking”] – OUT
Today, Los Angeles artist Saro has released a brand new single from his forthcoming sophomore EP. The track is titled “Vapor” and it premiered today with EARMILK here.
The 3rd single to see a release from Saro’s forthcoming Boy Afraid EP, now set for release December 15, “Vapor” pulls Saro’s sonic dexterity into the spotlight straddling a line of neo-R&B and intricate electronic elements. The song explores a relationship’s fallout and ultimately becoming “intangible to someone…you have changed state. And through their grasp slips the fog of you, leaving only traces of your memory.”
“Vapor” follows the first two singles from Saro’s sophomore EP, “Eyelids” and “Sky Doesn’t Blue.” “Eyelids” focuses Saro’s unique sound through a fresh new lens of noir disco with NYLON praising Saro’s ability to incorporate “the idea of rejection through the lens of two perspectives—the ‘attached’ and ‘detached’—unpacking the emotional weight felt by both sides of a one-sided relationship.” Down-tempo, pulsing track “Sky Doesn’t Blue” kicked off the new EP alongside a gorgeous concept performance visual, showcasing Saro’s portrayal of the song through emotive lyrical dance.
Saro’s forthcoming new EP titled Boy Afraid delves into themes of personal introspection, love (and the lack thereof), as well as the deep disillusionment ailing society today. His sophomore body of work, the Boy Afraid EP mirrors Saro’s development as a matured songwriter and musician, focusing heightened attention on self-realization and the rejection of life’s cruelties.
This week also saw the debut of Saro’s vocal feature (alongside Broods & Reggie Watts) on brand new track “Stranded” by Australian producer duo Flight Facilities. The track premiered with Zane Lowe and can be streamed now here.
In Loving Memory, Saro’s debut EP released in December of last year, set the stage for his steady rise this spring, firmly establishing him as a force to be reckoned with. Featuring his first two hit singles “Test” and “Looking,” the Robin Hannibal executive-produced EP explores the various stages of mourning. This deeply cathartic work saw widespread critical acclaim including Pigeons and Planes, who lauded its, “polished production, sweet melodies, and hooks fit for anthems.” In Loving Memory was released alongside a full visual EP experience of original videos for each of the EP’s 7 tracks. See the Full EP visual HERE.
Saro first debuted his live show early 2017 and has since played several LA dates, SXSW, and Brooklyn’s Northside Festival (supporting Miguel) which have received critical acclaim from outlets such as Buzzbands LA, DoLA, Billboard, and FLAUNT. Catch Saro next on a West Coast run this fall/winter as well as at Day For Night Festival in Houston. Full upcoming dates below:
Tues, Dec 12 // Los Angeles, CA @ Resident (EP Release show)
Thurs, Dec 14 // Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
Fri, Dec 15 // Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Sun, Dec 17 // Houston, TX @ Day For Night Festival
Give “Vapor” a listen now at the links below and stay tuned for more from the upcoming Boy Afraid EP, slated for a release December 15 via Saro’s own label, Mateo Sound.
“Vapor” + visual
Boy Afraid EP (pre-order)
“Sky Doesn’t Blue” + Concept Performance
In Loving Memory EP (full EP visual)