Optacure delivers an honest and emotional account of loneliness from two perspectives in the honest and acoustically wonderful, Mingaw.
With the current state of the world, loneliness is something that a lot of people are trying to deal with. Indie singer-songwriter Optacure has managed to encapsulate and build a track showing the duplicity of the sometimes soul-crushing circumstances of being lonely on, Mingaw. Enlisting the help of Debb to create a duet from two perspectives, the acoustic nature of the song only heightens its heavy and thought-proving topic.
Switching up the indie sound for a more folky-acoustic vibe, Optacure manages the transition very well, his breezy vocals fitting into the back and forth story of lonliness perfectly.
As previously mentioned, Debb provides the other side of the duet, providing the support both musically and emotionally as lyrics of the hardships and solitude from two perspectives unfold: “I’m fading away…this time I hope you can stay. When I’m alone I can not grow old, when I strong I am not so alone I’m fading away…this time I hope you can stay.”
The back and forth structure of the track works really well, coming to fruition in the chorus when the duo harmonise amongst warm and emotional folk-laden abandonment. It’s a beautiful moment to behold and an interesting way for the song to unfold.
The rawness of the sound only heightens the feelings and emotions that pour out of the track, not needing anything fancy which would actually take away from the overall story – the acoustic guitar is more than enough to keep pushing the song forwards and arriving at its settled conclusion.
Mingaw is stripped-back, thoughtful, and you can tell it means something to both artists. It shows Optacure in a ‘laid-bare’ light that can only improve the artist’s songwriting and adds another string to his bow.