Angelo V delivers a soft, playful pop track in this upcoming release with melodic acoustic guitars and his tender vocals compiling the foundations of the song. Originally Dragonfly was written with heavier drum and bass vibes however after laying down the vocals, it turned into the slowed down version it is today.
The song is inspired by a creature so beautiful as the Dragonfly, after what he describes as the first time falling in love with the human equivalent of this beautiful creature. The Dragonfly’s scurrying flight across water represents an act of going beyond what’s on the surface and looking into the deeper implications and aspects of life.
He writes about a new beginning with someone where things haven’t gone the way you’d want them to but always holding out for that second chance. It is a song full of optimism on keeping this prospect which is encapsulated in the concept of the dragonfly who can move with endless possibilities.
“You see, as sweet and beautiful as Dragonflies are, their body is also covered in armour and they have four wings. Beautiful, protected and fast.”
Recorded at award-winning studio Crown Lane in his home city of London, he worked on the addition of a reggae vibe to put a spin on his original idea.
Growing up in the hustle and bustle of London, Angelo V was surrounded by many successful musicians, inspiring him to take up piano, violin and later the guitar. The likes of Bob Marley, John Mayer, Fat Freddys Drop and Bruno Mars are a few who influence the sound that we hear today.
Angelo V - Dragonfly