Pop Powerhouse Carlos Vara Returns With New Single "Impossible"
When Carlos Vara released his debut single “Numb” last year, nobody had any idea the impact it would quickly make. In the year since its release, Carlos has garnered over a million streams on Spotify with just his three songs. From the get-go, Carlos was a powerhouse. He’s the kind of artist we only get once in a while — he knows exactly what he’s doing and he does it humbly, but with great power, with great confidence, with great poise. Carlos Vara is destined to become the next household name in music. If not, then that’s nothing short of a crime.
Back in February, Carlos released his second single, “Confident,” an utterly addictive electro-pop romp that skyrocketed him to further success despite his being new to the scene. The thing about “Confident” is that it’s aptly named — it wastes no time, emitting this inner energy and bursting with sexy flavor. It’s in-your-face. It’s important. It needs your attention.
Last month, we got our third single from Carlos. “Impossible” is practically a blend of his previous releases — it’s got the tender soul of “Numb,” the explosiveness of “Confident,” and the hook-heavy, radio-ready quality of them both. “Impossible” opens as a confessional ballad, deep synth plumes trailing a ghostly quiver beneath Carlos’ emotive voice, but soon into the song, we get the addition of percussive claps emerging from the distance. "I really hope that it's an emotional release for people, like a purge of the emotions. Because it's honestly a sad song. I mean, it's a song about hurt. It's a song about struggle within yourself. And really the only thing to take away is the emotion that it is,” Carlos tells The Music Mermaid about the new single. “I'm not sure if I want people to take away anything or if I want people to bring something into it and lean in there. I think I just want people to listen to it and pour their heart into the song and experience the emotions I felt when I wrote it and when I listened to it. I hope that it allows people to pour their heart into the atmosphere when they're listening to it."
Half a minute in, the arrangement is rich with steady, power-hungry beats urging Carlos on in his wailing reflection. In and out, “Impossible” moves, and we’re along for the ride as we hear Carlos reflect and howl and unravel, a vocal performance of such ferocity that it rivals its own instrumental accompaniment. The result is a powerhouse of Carlos Vara’s unending skill. This kind of talent really does seem impossible but, as always, Carlos proves otherwise.