Marcelo De La Vega, the critically acclaimed and fast-rising singer-songwriter, has released his debut EP ‘Conversation’. The five-track collection arrives with two brand new songs, and a film clip for the title track, which Marcelo self-directed.
Inspired mostly by the end of a relationship, the EP focuses on heartbreak but is not afraid to push creative boundaries. “It was one of those relationships with a lot to say about it, just so many odd moments. I wrote a lot about it afterwards and this record was me processing the whole thing” he says.The film clip for ‘Conversation’ stars Marcelo as a hopeless clown called ‘Vinnie Vegas’, along with his own dog (who tragically passed away just a few weeks after filming). “Vinnie is not a good clown,” explains Marcelo “he’s not really good at anything. The one thing that keeps him going every morning and every night, keeps him going out there to try, is his dog, who is also his star attraction. The dog gets stolen by another clown and the whole clip is like Finding Nemo, me finding my dog, and realising how lost I am without my dog.”
“As the song and the clip developed, the song’s meaning transferred from being just about a partner, to loss in general and how we need love to keep us going and bring us happiness and keep us who we are. Three weeks after we filmed the clip Annie, my dog, passed away, so it brought a whole new meaning and made me feel like I was the clown in real life, but there is nothing I can do to get her back. It has made the clip a lot more personal and it is good that I will have that memory forever to cherish, which I am very grateful for.”
Marcelo has proven on his debut EP that he is an artist to watch, and we can’t wait to hear more.