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GOOSTAVO has unleashed the second single,”Don’t Forget Me” from his debut EP, “AKA GOOSTAVO”

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“Don’t Forget Me” unveiled on 1st December,2023 marks the second single from ‘AKA GOOSTAVO,’ the debut EP of producer, multi-instrumentalist, and rapper, GOOSTAVO. Serving as the concluding track on the EP, it contrasts with the previous single, “FOOD FOR THE SOUL,” by taking a reflective and emotional stance. The song was written shortly before GOOSTAVO’s 21st birthday, acknowledging personal changes and growth experienced over the past year. The track encapsulates a plea from the past GOOSTAVO not to be forgotten by himself and those left behind during a significant life transition.

As GOOSTAVO transitions from Southampton to London, completes his degree, and navigates the aftermath of a recent relationship, “Don’t Forget Me” becomes a message to friends, family, the ex-girlfriend, and his past self. The essence of the song revolves around the necessity of moving on, even when one might not want to, and recognizing when enough is enough. GOOSTAVO’s DIY approach to music is evident, as he writes, records, and produces from his bedroom, involving housemates and friends for elements like trombone, trumpet, spoken voicemail, and backing vocals. The song incorporates echoed guitar, moody saxophone lines, and GOOSTAVO’s unique blend of singing and rapping.

GOOSTAVO’s musical style, influenced by Jazz Rap and Neo Soul, is complemented by introspective lyrics exploring personal growth and mental health struggles, stemming from a late ADHD diagnosis in early 2022. The shift in musical persona to GOOSTAVO reflects this transformative journey. Positioned as an exciting up-and-coming artist in the London music scene, GOOSTAVO has garnered support from various platforms, including BBC Introducing, REYT GOOD MAGAZINE, Radio Nova, StereoFox, and The Word Is Bond.

For fans of artists like Loyle Carner, Kenny Beats, Nix Northwest, Barney Artist, Mr Jukes, Mac Wetha, Little Simz, Swindle, and Jai Paul, GOOSTAVO’s music offers a blend of silky sax lines, punchy grooves, and emotive storytelling. Described as “Bedroom Jazz Rap,” his work has been praised for its honesty, diversity, and encapsulation of his identity. Critics note the exquisite choice of instrumentation and the harmonious interplay of elements, making his tracks a compelling and intimate sonic experience.

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