Upcoming artist Brandon De La Cruz is a folk artist whose lyricism is uniquely shaped by his interest in mythology, ceremony and RH Blyth’s translations of Japanese haiku. He grew up in the suburbs of Southern California's Inland Empire and has lived and performed regularly in Portland, OR and Berkeley, CA. In Spring of 2020 the artist was visiting friends in Auckland, New Zealand where he has since lived in lieu of travel difficulties amidst the global crisis. He’s played shows and collaborated with Tom Brosseau, Vanessa Renwick, Shelley Short and Loch Lomond. His release Three Songs appeared on You Should Never Have Opened That Door’s “Best of 2014” list. In 2015 he performed at the Daytrotter Studio in Davenport, IA. Following the release of his newest single "Salmacis" he projects a soothing track that will surely grasp your ears. Starting the track with a slow but yet dreamy beat leading onto his soft and luscious vocals he completes the track entirely. Explaining the track further it's a song from Brandon De La Cruz’s forthcoming record, Visions of Ovid. In ‘Salmacis’, the eponymous nymph falls in love with Hermaphroditus, is rebuffed, then entwines with him in a pool where they fuse to become one multidimensional spring. The metamorphic thread unifying this song with the album is the same that knits together Ovid’s tellings through trials often culminating in loss and confusion, spirits transform to find new life in a shifting world. To the vocals and production the track presents a nostalgic sound that just makes it perfect just for any occasion. Even though i think it's best to listen for a late night drive or just chilling alone within your thoughts. Go stream "Salmacis"!