Better Person’s first single since the critically acclaimed EP It’s Only You marks a crucial shift in the Berlin-based singer’s artistic path. A result of his unexpected turn towards euro pop aesthetics, “Zakochany Człowiek” (A Man in Love), is an instant hit that cuts strong and deep with its earworm melody, moony synth hook, and dense Romantic aura. Having left behind former RnB explorations, Adam Byczkowski embraces Franco-Italian 70s and 80s sensibility and breathes new life into the legacy of Polish Romantic pop auteurs, such as Beata Kozidrak or Andrzej Zaucha. But what strikes here the most is the language: for the first time ever he sings in his native Polish tongue, as a way of reaching uncharted personal and emotional depths. His voice, which has grown powerful yet tender, channels the velvet rawness of the Polish language, while telling the story of love once lost. “Zakochany człowiek” is not only an ultimately catchy tune but also a reflection upon the fleeting nature of things experienced and then forgotten, fading memories of someone who has become no more than a spectral presence. “Here’s a man in eternal love”, he sings almost cold-heartedly, just before the chorus breaks into Roy Molloy’s final sax solo.
released April 14, 2017
Music and recording by Adam Byczkowski
Words by Adam Byczkowski and Adam Repucha
Saxophone by Roy Molloy
Mixed by Karol Kadłucki
Mansions & Millions 2017
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