Monday, February 24th, 2020

Cazzu – Mentiste

Trap goes goth…


Juana Giaimo: When I saw Cazzu live, this was one of the songs that the crowd sang the loudest. “Mentiste” may not have the catchiness of “Viste a las 00:00” or the power of “Chapiadora“, but its melancholy grows in you. Maybe it is because of the video, but it reminds me of a music-box melody. Cazzu’s slow and pensive tone makes it bittersweet without falling into drama — even when she sings “a headstone for my heart.” Just because she is the leader of the trap scene it doesn’t mean she can’t have a broken heart too. 

Brad Shoup: If I were on an oversight body for this, I would absolutely vote to outlaw music box motifs as references to dissipated innocence. Especially with Cazzu’s shrug that she’d relive everything, even the breakup. Structure the song around that.

William John: Leaning heavily on a Melanie Martinez aesthetic is one crime; perhaps even more heinous is the failure to get out of first gear, which can be hard to do if you’re down and out, but probably worth doing if you’re going to try and immortalise your romantic tragedy.

Alfred Soto: Boasting the crackle and sadness of good Kehlani, “Mentiste” would be a better track without the blank production. 

Kylo Nocom: Cazzu slurs every word together into one pleasant lullaby, but the all-encompassing moodiness leaves the song more dull than dark.

Leah Isobel: “Mentiste” evaporates on contact, but that’s part of its charm. Cazzu’s sticky vocal tone provides a suitably earthbound center for the wistful chimes and subterranean bass; she’s there until she’s gone, and the track dissipates with her.

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One Response to “Cazzu – Mentiste”

  1. Extremely upset that I didn’t have the time to review this but it would’ve been an easy 8. Love Cazzu so much.

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