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Vert Finds ‘Familiar Girl’

Exclusive! Download the Tom Waits-like tune "The Familiar Girl" by Vert, a Brit who's known for dance music.

Performing under the name Vert, Adam Butler got his start churning out electronica for the IDM scene, but on Some Beans (out Oct. 10), the British-born, Cologne-based musician boasts a new sound, one featuring vocals, piano, and even pop melodies. Vert hasn’t forgone electronic zips and experimentalism, but, on the forthcoming full-length’s “The Familiar Girl,” his main focus seems to be storytelling and Tom Waitsian percussion. The song, Vert reveals, is “about a half-Spanish, half-Irish guy, Diego Moriarty — a nice enough guy, although he has restless, shifty eyes, [and] he probably works for some kind of secret government agency…doing stuff we’d never dream is interesting. He keeps meeting this girl…and a classic tragedy of the missed opportunities and non-events that make up an average life” enfolds.

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Vert – “The Familiar Girl” (Download MP3)

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