Balto, “CA LUV”

Emily Chu

Balto is a musical act unlike any other. The music conspired when Daniel Sheron left his life in Moscow, exiled himself, and trekked to Siberia. He wrote a series of songs that tell his story, and those songs later became the band’s debut record. Now based in Portland, the band is still working on new music, and their new album is in the works.

We are so excited to premiere their latest track, “CA LUV”. According to Daniel, “CA LUV” kind of deceived me during the writing process – I set out to write something kind of sunny, informed by Big Star and the early work of another pretty cool band that starts with the letter ‘B,’  but couldn’t really shake anxiety out of the love song equation. So we got a song about snapshots in time, innocent moments of abandon, staying up all night with new friends – yet aware of how quickly that can turn on you, still aware that it’s all part of the “big delusion,” so the chorus can either be one of ignorant bliss or knowing irony.”

Either way, we’re obsessed with the track. The band also says that this song is one of their favorite songs in a live set because the groove is fast and just locks in on a rail that tears through the arrangement. Right on, Balto.

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