These Words / by E

Basel, Switzerland-based quintet Mantocliff's debut single "These Words" is stunning. Lyrically focused with an emotionally charged orchestral electronic arrangement and Nives Onori's impassioned vocals, it's absolutely one you have to hear.

The video's an art piece done to perfection, breaking out of her skin tight cage as the song climaxes and holding out for someone strong enough, it's done so tragically well you can really only watch it on repeat and fall a little bit deeper each time.

Culminating in the eloquently put, "sometimes these words just need to be dark", it's a love song about the difficulty of loving someone while still hating your own mind while a demonstrative instrumentation sweeps over it all and brings powerful verses to a heart-wrenching rawness that deserves to be heard.

If you're going to openly cry to one moving song and video this week, make it Mantocliff's beyond gorgeous track and more articulate video for debut single "These Words" and look for the group to release their debut album, Umbilical, tomorrow.

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