Marcelo De La Vega Shares New Single ‘Broke & Criminal’

Australian singer and songriter Marcelo De La Vega has just released his brand new single Broke & Criminal, the second single to be taken from his upcoming debut EP, Conversation, set to arrive later this year.

Broke & Criminal is a song about the feelings one goes through after a bad break up and is wrapped around a polished alt-pop production with lush guitars melodies, cool synths and punchy percussion. I am particularly fond of the tone of Marcelo's vocals which are packed with raw emotion and instantly connect the listener to his storytelling. 

Accompanying the release, Marcelo De La Vega shared a cinematic music video, that he directed with Liam Clarke, which tells a story about two people who are recluse from society, on the run after they commit a series of murders. Check it out below!


Speaking about the new song, Marcelo said,

Broke & Criminal was a really weird and hard song to write. I wrote it after a girlfriend and I had broken up. I found out that she had been cheating on me and I was hurt and angry. A couple of months after we broke up, we hooked up at a party. I found out later that she was still with her then new boyfriend. It was an exceptionally hard and confronting time, because all the feelings I had previously felt, I now had a part of impacting on someone else. Broke & Criminal is a reflection song about this time, and the anger that came with it.

Speaking about the video, Marcelo added,

The characters are based on Mickey and Mallory Knox from Natural Born Killers and we see them with a stolen car, a house they have broken into, and living outside of society with no one around in their own romantic world. The character that I play is obsessed with the girl and will do anything for her, and it continues from the ‘Told You’ clip, when this crazy girl who is dancing on the street and seeing clouds, picks me up at the end.