Está Vivo is the project of Chicago native Ryan McMahon. As his former band disintegrated in 2009, McMahon has used Está Vivo as his sounding board. His tropical pop filled guitar riffs look to fight the frigid conditions us Midwesterners are surrounded with right now. Song, “We Do the Skies” allows me to teleport to a sunny solace. As I avoid the brisk winter, I listen to this song while reflecting in my apartment. The brackish stained hardwood floors of my apartment show their winter wear. As I peel back the blinds my imagination takes me south. It feels like a sandy beach replaces the salty streets. Each guitar note in this track allows me to look for my castle in the sky. Hallucination or not, this fantasy is not only accepted, but also mandatory for my raw winter blues. This is a remedy to help me find my rapture. For a moment this song provides me a warming relieve that even my heat vents can’t match. Join my comfort by pressing play. It is your change to let this figment scrape away your slush.
Written by Brett McGrath