Complicated Animals’ brand new Single “Show Me” is an 80s-inspired, synth-based dream.
When they were creating their brand new Single “Show Me”, Complicated Animals’ Monica da Silva and Chad Alger, were greatly inspired by the music of the 80s, a love for lush dreamy pop songs, and all things David Lynch.
“Show Me is one of those songs that just came out quickly and easily,” says da Silva. “I’d had the melody and the lyrics (Show me that you want me) stuck in my head for a few days. That really struck me as an intense, sexy idea for a song. Chad dug an old synthesizer we had out of the closet. We started stacking sounds and layering vocals. Virtually all of the sounds in the track were created using the same synth.”
Complicated Animals' Monica da Silva and Chad Alger have been collaborating in music and in life, since meeting in Chicago in 2007. The Brazilian American duo, released the album “Brasilissima” in 2010, under da Silva’s name. Having lived in both the United States and Brazil, da Silva combined her two cultures into her writing, melding Indie Pop and Bossa Nova together to form a new genre, one she coined Indie Nova. Featuring songs in English and Portuguese, the album was co-produced by Chad Alger, and Bruce Driscoll (Freedom Fry).
In 2015, da Silva and Alger debuted as Complicated Animals, with the release of their 6-song EP “In This Game”. Written and recorded in a cabin in the woods in Michigan, “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs and journalists, and was called “a 6 song masterpiece” and the “beginning of a new sound” by PopMatters.
Complicated Animals have performed on TED Talks, and shared stages with the likes of Jenny O, Reeve Carney, Gaelynn Lea, The Oh Hellos, Rodrigo Amarante, and Emmylou Harris. Based in California, the duo regularly tour the country to perform. Their latest single 'Show Me' (2018) was featured on MTV Brazil, and Obscure Sound. Complicated Animals' song 'Phoenix' from their 'In This Game' EP, is featured in the 2019 Netflix Original Movie 'The Last Summer', to be released on May 3, 2019.