“Maybe you know this pattern as well as I do: you go out on countless dates and happy hours and house parties and coffees for months/years and yet you still go home alone feeling unwanted. Eventually, you settle for dispirited promiscuity with someone you’ve met online. The modern dating cycle. Anyway, these songs are a sort of articulation of that loneliness and angst. I’d call it the modern deficit of intimacy.“
Motteo is an emerging alt-pop artist releasing his first EP, I’m desperate for you, in summer 2019. Set to punchy synth textures with catchy pop melodies, Motteo writes about a deficit of intimacy. Fascinated by intimacy and relationships, the artist writes about his experience and what he’s witnessed in modern dating and social/online life.
Each song on the EP is meant to capture a different aspect of romantic desperation. In this way, Motteo creates an arc through the experience of being single in the modern dating age. Specifically, anxiously longing for a former lover (Desperate), feeling insecure in a crowded bar (Be Your Guy), seeking validation through sex (Touch Me), and last waking up to the cynicism of NYC nightlife (Bushwick Boys).