Premiere: Mal Compris dazzles with La Poré featuring on “Over It”
La Poré ought to be familiar with some followers of Tuned Up—after all, it’s the other creative outlet of Captain Kidd drummer Nick Samson. Gosh, we’ve seen a lot of progression from them over the years! Here he features on the track “Over It,” which is the debut release from Mal Compris.
For now, the identity of Mal Compris hasn’t been fully revealed. For real, I don’t even know, so don’t ask.
The track is bubbly and ethereal, existing somewhere in the undefined realm between dreampop and synthwave. I could just as soon see an artist like this supporting LANY as The Midnight on a show (or ta our?).
Producer Mal Compris, which translates to Misunderstood in English (it’s a French term) isn’t just composing to please your ears—he wants to make you think. We were supplied this quote, which really articulates his philosophy a whole lot more elegantly than we can:
“The song is about making poor decisions while you are in a vulnerable state. Constantly comparing yourself to other people who also hide their insecurities with arrogance, and thus coming to the realization that you are good enough. It’s about wanting more from your life than the party you see these people at. Mal Compris, “meaning misunderstood,” is a feeling myself and many people can relate to. I always felt like I had so much to say, but never felt capable of expressing it or fearing I would be misunderstood. The project’s vision is to make listener-friendly arrangements that are driven by catchy melodies and strong, relatable lyrical content while keeping the physical identity of Mal Compris a mystery.”
I’m hoping there’s a lot more to come. This song has me inspired to finish decking out my office in neon lighting and a badass soundsystem so I can vibe out to this alone in the soft glow of cool hued rays.