San Mateo Drive's newest offering "Back Home" is dressed in an array of vibrant melodic passages that'll undoubtedly add color to your day.

The US-based artist is known for a progressive sound shaped by his upbringing as a classically-trained violinist. His artist name is inspired through his travels, and there is something about the allure of "Back Home" that sounds like an emotionally charged journey. I loved the distant vocals and atmospheric textures hanging in the background - especially when the drums fall silent as this heightens the track's immersive nature and puts a spotlight on the lead melody. Towards the end, the track comes to life with the lead synth and the pads brightening up for quite a dramatic closing passage.

posted by Lu
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