Though the name Angelo De Augustine may be pretty new to most, the Californian singer-songwriter is something of a veteran, even at the young age of 24. He’s been writing and recording his own music since he was 14, and eventually released his debut LP ‘Spirals Of Silence’ in 2014, quickly followed by the 2015 EP ‘How Past Begins.’
That decade of hard graft has paid off; he’s just signed to Asthmatic Kitty and is set to release his new album later in the year. Until then, he’s shared ‘Truly Gone,’ a beautiful window into his world of crystalline folk. Simple in construction, it keeps the balance focused between the floaty, lilting yet intricate guitar melodies and Angelo’s wistful yet also slightly world-weary voice. Occasionally his hushed vocals sound as if they might be blown away by a breeze at any moment, while at others the lo-fi crackling adds an emotional and mournful layer to his singing. It’s the sublime sound of a musician who’s spent ten years perfecting his craft. He might be singing about being ‘Truly Gone,’ but Angelo will definitely be sticking around.
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