While creating their new track, Monica da Silva and Chad Alger were greatly inspired by their recent move to Los Angeles, the music of the 80s, a love for lush, dreamy pop songs, and all things David Lynch. The Brazilian American duo say that although their new track encompasses more of an electronic, synth-based feel, the lyrical subject matter was based on organic, human emotion.
“Show Me (that you want me) really struck me as an intense idea for a song,” says vocalist da Silva. “It’s scary how detached we humans have become. Technology is great, but we’ve got to remember how important human interaction is, and not just go through the motions like zombies. For this song, Chad dug an old synthesizer we had out of the closet. We started stacking sounds and layering vocals. The production came together quickly, and virtually all of the sounds in the track were created using the same synth.”
Complicated Animals released their debut EP “In This Game” in 2015. The EP featured songs in English and Portuguese. It was featured on Pop Matters and NPR. Stay tuned for more tracks from Complicated Animals in 2018.