PREMIERE: ANGE’s cultural identities shine on ‘Cuando Va A Acabar’

She’s just relocated from Spain to Sydney, so it’s really beautiful to see that this track we’re premiering here today is a celebration of her heritage, infused with these really beautiful RnB tones.

ANGE is her name, and today, we’re sharing her track ‘Cuando Va A Acabar’. Translated from Spanish, it means ‘When Will It End’ which in context with the tone of the song, really beautifully fits. We’ve seen a few pop artists cross over recently with their cultural roots (see Kota Banks‘ ‘Fiorentina’) and it’s really exciting to see how these multicultural artists are finding ways to incorporate aspects of their identity into their music.

The track itself is a lush blend of RnB with one of the catchiest choruses you’ll hear all year. The beats are used sparingly, but the production’s been done in such a way that her vocals are elevated, and as a listener, we really get a lot out of her lush tones.

It’s a moody and infectious song that really evokes that feeling of being stuck in a cycle of seeing something wrong being done over and over again. It’s a call to try to reverse apathy, and in that sense, the track is honest and powerful.

Of the single, she said:

“When I wrote ‘Cuando Va A Acabar’ a lot was happening back home in Spain. I remember jamming some vocals on a beat I had been working on and the melody for the chorus just flowed so quickly. I wanted to write something in Spanish about what I was feeling at the time and I came up with the title ‘Cuando Va A Acabar’, that’s how the song started”.

Get amongst her beautiful brand of story telling mixed with the many layers of her identity above before it’s officially out tomorrow!

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Words by CAITLIN MEDCALF

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No idea where she’ll be in 10 years, but as long as she has a good record and a glass of white wine, she’ll be sweet.