Song of the week: Take Me Home


Ella Burge

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A friend of mine introduced me to Mangas Colorado a few days ago and I’ve been obsessed since. “Take Me Home” was the first song I listened to by the North Carolina-native trio. The song stuck with me instantly. I sat on my couch attempting to tune out the bad Hallmark movie gracing my tv screen with my phone speaker jammed against my ear.  First off, it’s an ingenious combo of their southern, country roots mixed with more modern folk (think Mumford & Sons). Colby Deitz, Mangas Colorado’s front man, has an undeniably intriguing voice. It’s rustic, southern and far from silky, but there’s something so true and honest about the way he sings each word. Mangas Colorado writes the universal truths applicable to any situation; “You can’t have a rose without the thorns/A dampened flame has no heat to keep you warm/Hearing ‘no’ sometimes it hurts;” and so on. But hope isn’t lost. “And it’s all right/This page will surely burn/In time I hope you learn,” Deitz goes on to sing. Regardless of personal lyrical meaning, “Take Me Home” is an instant pick-me-up that’ll easily get stuck in your head.





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