Hear the gently haunting new song from Pacifico, “Complicated, Confiscated”

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On February 10, Matthew Schwartz, aka Pacifico, will release his new album Self Care, via Pacifirecords. And today, he’s shared a new track from the album, “Complicated, Confiscated.” It’s a stark acoustic dirge, with gentle, fingerpicked guitars set against haunted drones. But it harbors a stormy undercurrent, reminiscent of both Elliott Smith and Radiohead at their most eerily understated. Hear it below.

Pacifico’s Matthew Schwartz said in a press release, “‘Complicated, Confiscated’ is an attempt to write a song like Elliott Smith or David Bazan, using only guitar and vocals. The song expresses exactly how I feel when I am overcome with depression and anxiety. I wrote it to remind myself that these moments won’t last and I’ll often sing it as a mantra to calm myself down and help me work through tough times.” 

Pre-order Self Care via Pacifico’s Bandcamp.

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