CEBU CITY, Philippines — Carlo Mesina, the talented artist known for his unique hiphop/pop fusion, is set to release another single entitled “Second Wind” from his debut collection, “Peculiar Assemblage.” The track is available for streaming and purchase on digital platforms and Bandcamp starting May 23, 2023.
“Second Wind” draws its inspiration from Carlo’s deep passion for fitness and his love for running. It is not merely a song about physical endurance but also a metaphorical representation of life’s challenges. Just as a runner finds their second wind to breathe freely during exercise, Carlo’s lyrics express the resilience to rise above adversity, no matter how many curveballs life throws.
Carlo Mesina’s music as a whole can be described as an experimental trip-hop soulful blend infused with his unique artistic touch. Drawing influences from legendary artists such as Pharrell, NERD, and Jamiroquai, Carlo has crafted a sound that pays homage to his inspirations while maintaining his own unique style.
With “Second Wind”, the creative process was a collaborative effort between Carlo Mesina and his exceptional producer, Vince Lucero. Embracing the concept of a sound reminiscent of the early 2000s, both of them aimed to create an atmosphere that feels raw and organic. Carlo added his heartfelt pieces to Vince’s meticulously crafted instrumental, resulting in a song that exudes authenticity and captures the essence of their artistic vision.
“Second Wind” is more than just a personal journey for Carlo Mesina; it is an opportunity to connect with listeners who are striving to hold themselves together amidst life’s challenges. The song’s message is simple yet profound: “no matter how challenging the road may seem, keep going”. Carlo wants to inspire and uplift his audience, reminding them that there is always a sight of hope even in our darkest moments.
Accompanying the release of “Second Wind” is the vibrant and meaningful album art. He recreated a painting he already had at home and cherished. He loved the vibrant colors and symbolism that represents the second chances we encounter in life. The album’s concept is well complemented by the artwork, which further enhances the musical experience.
But that’s not all—Carlo already has exciting plans for the future. He will be doing monthly releases throughout the year, so stay tuned for that as he takes you on a musical journey that will captivate your senses and leave you craving for more.
In these challenging times, Carlo Mesina wants to leave you with a powerful message: “stay grounded, remain steady, and trust in a higher power”. No matter how difficult things may get, there is strength within you to overcome. Let this music be your guide as you navigate through life’s twists and turns.
Don’t miss out on the enchanting sounds of Carlo Mesina’s “Second Wind” out on May 23, 2023 and keep an eye out for more releases from “Peculiar Assemblage.”