At once delicate and powerful, this acoustic performance from Amigo The Devil is full of bleak realism and devastating lyricism. The opening lines set a scene that resonates with desperation: “It’s a quarter to two and the bars are all closing, nobody looks how they think. // The guy in the corner with spit in his beard wearing more than he drank of his drink. // The dancers are shaking like ants, desperate to find a last minute queen // While the rest of us are all headed home to try finding comfort in dreams, cause this isn’t life.” ‘Another Man’s Grave’ is the first single from Amigo The Devil’s the new album, ‘Born against’, due for release on April 16th.
Amigo The Devil (Danny Kiranos) explains the song: “This is very much a coming to terms song. It’s the realisation that the habits and routine we’ve been living, the behaviours and outlook displayed, aren’t true to the person that we know exists somewhere within. It’s about the purgatory-like time between accepting this and the moment we truly decide to do something about it. It’s about the fear and self-doubt that keep us believing we aren’t strong enough to be the person we genuinely know we are, whether it’s because of social pressure, trauma, addiction or any combination of circumstances that keep us stuck in a grave we know we don’t belong in.”
Amigo The Devil’s well-regarded debut, ‘Everything is Fine’, engaged listeners with a brutal honesty. The follow-up album promises more reflective storytelling from an authentic performer. Check it out.