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Maria Usbeck

Maria Usbeck Announces New Album, Shares Lead Single “Amor Anciano”

Jun 12, 2019

Brooklyn-based electronic artist Maria Usbeck has shared her lead single, "Amor Anciano" off of her sophomore album, Envejeciendo, due out August 16 on Cascine. The album follows her Caroline Polacheck produced 2016 debut Amparo

The track is full of the warm space and soft glow of Japanese ambient music interpolated into a Latin dance context. The inspiration for the track came after "having two different conversations, one with my grandmother, the other with an elderly man I met in New Zealand" Usbeck says in the press release for the album. "They both talked about their long lost loves, about the ones who got away, as if they could've lived entirely different lives if they chose the other person to spend them with. It wasn't a regretful conversation, just older people reflecting on past romance and letting the stories play out a bit." The track features snippets of the interview she conducted with her grandmother.

Envejeciendo, (Spanish for "aging") is a concept album "exploring the universal obsession with youth and our preoccupation with growing older."

Envejeciendo Tracklist:

01 "Adios A Mi Memoria"
02 "Un Cabello Gris"
03 "Obscuro Obituario"
04 "The Machine"
05 "Amor Anciano"
06 "Secret In Japan"
07 "Retirement Home"
08 "Nostalgia"