TUNE JYLDA - Guard (feat. Marino Arcaro)
Alt-pop artist JYLDA and classical composer MARINO ARCARO release genre-bending ballad "Guard"
- release date: Dec 5th 2019 -
Jylda is Italian-German Gianna Gehlhar's musical alter ego. After releasing her debut EP Twitch earlier this year, she is now back with Guard, a collaborative track with Brazilian classical composer Marino Arcaro.
Guard is a minimalistic ballad, consisting only of piano and voice. Jylda shows a new vulnerable facette, her airy and delicate vocals floating over chords from the grand piano that are both unconventional and timeless. At times Jylda's voice breaks into different pitches or an autotuned lick, as if to show her fragility and to say: there are no limits once you let your guard down. Marino Arcaro's expressive extended piano harmony carries the song and comes to shine in a pensive interlude that blends post tonality with the objectivity of pop music.
Jylda states: "Guard is different to me from anything I've ever written before. I wanted to capture the feeling just before opening up to someone. The deep fear of it and driving urge and joy to do so. The sensation of being weak while doing something that requires so much strength. The music reflects this; you can hear caution and you can hear audacity."