Independent artist Jorge Ostos is an all-rounder creative, as has been continuously proving his abilities as a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer. Greatly influenced by contemporary classical music, film music, jazz, blues and hard rock, whether it is on his EPs and singles on scores composed for film and video productions, Ostos’ works tend to create their own time and space where they dominate where we are and how long we will be there; a compendium of feelings, philosophy and wonder.
Dream, his latest single, was recorded in and produced in Argentina with the additional involvement of people related to Abbey Road Red alongside the vocalist Tim Condor and Jorge Ostos himself.
Following the release of his first 2021 release, the EP ‘Coming From Beyond’, Ostos keeps up the synthwave instrumental compositions, now adding a new element to his tracks: vocals. In a collaboration with Tim Condor, this new track inspired by the 80’s, and somewhat of an ode to — as most of its mysterious elements were influenced by — David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, carries with it a horror-reminiscent theme thanks to its suspenseful and dreamlike atmosphere.
Dream is a new step to Jorge Ostos, as this is the first song where lyrics, vocals and guitar solos are added, immediately making the single stand out from his other works with these new additions. However, behind all the new and enigmatic layers, Dream might not be more than an honest song about love.
Ostos reveals that the lyrics were originally written for his wife, before ambiguities were added to the meaning as the Twin Peaks influences began to grow. The vocals, too, were meant to be sung by her, yet timing and other factors prevented it from happening. To this, the composer states: “Initially the idea was to have my wife sing the song, but for various reasons this didn’t work out, which led me to contact Tim Condor, a very versatile singer from the North West of England, who has also been involved in various projects internationally. The result I think is a well crafted production with musically interesting arrangements. The single was produced, mixed and mastered by myself at Philipino Rec in San Juan, Argentina, as well as playing all the instruments myself.”
Although there were many changes to the intended result, the song is still as beautiful and captivating as it could be. Those who look for romance in it will still be able to find it, making the song suitable to become a track shared between you and a loved one. Those who look for comfort, for a new world to submerge themselves into, for an odyssey or journey, or for the song that will give them peace of mind, will be able to find something they desire, too, in this song. With the ambiguity of its lyrics and the melodic synthpop sound, Dream has the ability of enchanting the listener and providing whatever it is they’re looking for.
Jorge Ostos’ music can be described as transformative. His way with instruments and sounds will be able to cause just as much emotion as sentimental lyrics would, and the instrumental aspect in most of his discography gives more space for each to create their own interpretation, which in itself also enables a deeper connection to his music. The one guarantee is that any of his songs will bring with it enjoyment and pleasure. As for the rest, it is up to you to find out.
If you enjoyed Jorge Ostos’ music and would like to stay updated, be sure to check out his official website. For social media you can follow his Instagram account. To listen to his music, you can head over to his (Spotify profile, Soundcloud, and Youtube channel, or you can purchase his music at Bandcamp.
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