Lisbon-based Indie pop three-piece Vaarwell — aka singer Margarida Falcão, producer and guitarist Ricardo Nagy and bass player Luís Monteiro — have had a great 2019 so far. They kicked the year off with their new EP Early Rise, played some shows at SXSW in the summer and then followed that up with cheery single "False Promises". Now they're back to build on that with new drop, "No Place For You".
Not quite as summery as its predecessor, "No Place For You" still has a fairly upbeat chorus, but that's contrasted against somewhat moody lyrics delivered in Falcão's ghostly vocals. Judging by the subject matter — trying to escape a toxic relationship — it could have been even moodier, but as the vocalist explains below, Nagy stepped in and injected a hopeful edge to the track.
Speaking with Complex via email, Falcão explained: "With 'No Place for You', we did things a little differently in our songwriting process — it was originally an acoustic demo that I had recorded on my phone a while back and it was a quite a downer. When I finally showed it to Ricardo, he started working on the production and it quickly became a more upbeat single, with a catchy chorus that contrasts with its moody lyrics. The song details the patterns and vices of a loved one's toxic behaviour, the vicious cycle of their bad habits and how it affects you and your life choices."
"No Place For You" drops October 11.