J. Vega is a singer/songwriter from Spain. He is a member and co-founder of the bands Subterráneos and Los isabelinos. “Castle Vega”, his solo debut, will be released on Luik Records on August 25, comprising of 9 songs that move between lo-fi, slacker pop and rock and roll. This is his second time on SWIT and we’re proud to premiere “”Elliot”, the new single/video from said LP. It’s a spaced out rumination on childhood loss with a big nod to David Bowie’s Starman (in my mind anyway). It ‘s a sweet, sweet sound and we love the electric outro (is an outro a thing?) that sent me into an orbit of ecstasy! (calm down).
J. gives us the lowdown on the new track –
“This time it will be forever, he will lock him in his room, he is his friend and he will stay there forever because…He wants to stay here, he likes it here…
The end of ET was happy for him, he would go home, he would be reunited with his loved ones but… What happened to Elliott? I do not think it was easy for a 10-year-old to get over the loss of a friend, a friend from another planet. It is what we have always dreamed, right? Have an extraterrestrial friend.”
Well, funny you should mention it J. but I always did wonder what happened to Elliot, having seen the film myself when I was 10, so thanks for this update – although I always wanted to be friends with the Tin Man from The Wizard Of Oz, I guess the sentiment is the same.
You can pre-order the new record here