Now Playing: Alien Tango – ‘Arthur Conan Doyle'

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Photo by Julia Lubner

London-based Spanish artist Alien Tango has returned with yet another enthralling single, this time coming through with his literary-inspired number 'Arthur Conan Doyle'. The surreal avant-pop track is brought to life by the accompanying self-directed video, which depicts himself playing a time-travelling version of the writer whilst trying to figure out his surroundings.

When writing the track, he was particularly inspired by magic realism. He said, "I made it in a sort of stream of consciousness, some of the verses are even done with Wikipedia. I didn't know why or how I wanted it to be at the end, I just made it. Musically, it was born while trying to make a pop song with dramatic chords, a la Britney Spears. The melody features prominently what I call the 'evil cadence'. On New Year's Eve I got my laptop stolen with the music video and the song sessions in it, so I had to re-record it - though I was lucky to recover the video from a private Youtube upload.”

Step inside Alien Tango's world with 'Arthur Conan Doyle' below.

Written by Kristy Smolcic

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