Premiere: The Hypnotic Seduction of Homaze’s “Knew About Me”

Homaze © Kassia Phoy
Warm and seductive, Homaze’s pulsing new single “Knew About Me” responds to pain and betrayal with a passionate tenderness that turns darkness into light.
RIYL: Oh Wonder, Broods, XYLO

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Betrayal leaves a bitter taste in the mouth and a dark scar on the heart: When those closest to us let us down, the pain lingers, resonating with us long after the moment of impact. Yet all is not lost: Homaze’s new single stands as a testament that beauty can shine through even the ugliest experiences. Warm and seductive, the pulsing “Knew About Me” responds to pain and betrayal with a passionate tenderness and fiery resolve that turns darkness into light.

You were closing in
While calling my name like
You knew about me
You knew about me
We were drinking
Then you started pulling
All those tricks on me
All those tricks on me
Listen: “Knew About Me” – Homaze


Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “Knew About Me,” the exciting new single from Homaze. The Switzerland-based electronic pop duo of singer/songwriter Lara Romualdi and singer/producer Dario “Kuro,” Homaze offer a smooth blend of shimmering vocals, slurring synths, and emotive guitars. Their three previous singles have established their finely-finessed sound that breathes life into an ether, and “Knew About Me” is no exception: The hauntingly personal single captures the intense experience and aftershock from being hurt by those who know you best – the friends and family you trust the most.

“Knew About Me” swirls with sonic color as the band dive into the depths of sorrow, vowing to rise above the mess they’ve been given.

Knew About Me - Homaze

Knew About Me – Homaze

I guess these kinds of feelings
happen in LA

Cause you didn’t wanna love me
for another day

Oh, why did you never realise
we were sinking
Stonewalling’s all you really gotta give
Stonewalling ’til you forget how to live
Dancing with me as you burnt the bridge
Stonewalling’s all you really gotta give

“The song is about betrayal and being hurt by someone on a very personal level,” Homaze share. “We’ve both been wronged by people in the past in such a way that letting it out in a song for once really allows us to explore new facets of our own creativity, turning negativity into something positive that maybe some people will be able to relate to.”

Homaze © Kassia Phoy

Homaze © Kassia Phoy

Can I get one last dance?
Can I get one more chance?
You don’t know what I’d do
Just to get another dance with you
Can I get one last dance?
Can I get one more chance?
You don’t know what I’d do
Just to get another dance with you

We can’t tell if the breakdown comes from the victim or the perpetrator’s point of view, but both instances are intimately provocative – suggesting that after what’s occurred, there’s still a magnetism pulling these two people back together. This isn’t so far from the reality of life, where partners, friends, etc. attempt to overlook the other person’s misgivings, whether through the cognitive dissonance of rationalizing the relationship, or through the sheer gravity of the relationship itself.

It’s a reminder that we don’t always “overcome” the wrongs that come our way, though we do find ways to get put them behind us and move forward. In this way, Homaze’s song is not only relatable, but also real: It strikes deeper than most betrayal-type songs do, adding complex layers to dilute what at first might have felt like a simple feeling with simple answers.

Out tomorrow, 12/5/2017, “Knew About Me” is an alluring, fresh breath of life that will pull you in tight with a vibrant, ethereal embrace. Whether you’re attracted to Lara Romualdi and Kuro’s hypnotizing vocal chemistry or ambient, textured array surrounding them, Homaze are an artist to keep on the radar for the coming year. For now, bask in the indulgent depths of “Knew About Me,” exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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Knew About Me - Homaze

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York’s many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch’s words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing.
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