Meet Carlos Castaño. You have probably heard Carlos somewhere before. Not heard of him, but heard him. He is the voice behind that cover of Whitney Houston’s Where Do Broken Hearts Go in That Thing Called Tadhana. He has been going around the live music circuit, mostly in Saguijo and other joints all over the metro. He is that guy in the music industry that almost everybody in the industry knows, but the public just does not catch on to him.
His music can be described in many ways. A bit foreign sounding one might say. John Mayerish. Urbane acoustic. One of my friends even ventured to say it’s coño music. And at the end of the day, it is still awesome music.
He sings of course, of love, but there is a surprising honesty in Carlos’s work. This is a musician who is not afraid of who he is supposed to be and it shows in his what he does. Unabashed simplicity is the name of the game, and it really works. He is there baring his soul to the world. His music has a quiet power. Even if you only hear it in the corners and edges of this urban landscape, once you are part of it, it never lets you go.
You can find him there, under the neon glare of the city’s lights. Careful now, you just might find yourself falling in love.