A Second Chance (single)
2020 / Matias Baconsky
Review by Kathy Parsons
“A Second Chance” is the second single released from Matias Baconsky’s upcoming album, Epochal, the Argentinian pianist/composer/keyboardist’s third full-length album. Divided into ten chapters, the album tells the story of a man who survives the end of the world. Subtitled “Epic Piano Music,” this powerful piece is orchestrated (including choral voices), is very visual, and has the “big” feeling of a dramatic movie soundtrack.
Baconsky’s 2018 album, When the World Ends, is about a man and his loved ones sharing beautiful memories at the end of the world. Epochal picks up where that album left off and expresses many of the darker emotions many of us are feeling with the current state of the world. The following is a quote from the story:
'The idea of not being completely alone is what drives me to keep wandering through the city, searching for any hint that tells me that I'm not the only one alive. I've spent days looking inside every house, every building, every nook and cranny of this place and I won't stop ’til finding what I'm looking for. If I had a second chance, why can't someone else have it too?'
Matias Baconsky is an amazing and very vivid storyteller, and I can’t wait to hear more from this album! “A Second Chance” is available from Amazon, Apple Music/iTunes, and streaming sites such as Spotify. There is also a YouTube video.
August 19, 2020