King Deco – ‘Castaway (Don’t Leave Me)’

Jordanian singer King Deco takes advantage of how much everyone loves a song about heartbreak in her latest single, ‘Castaway (Don’t Leave Me)’.



From a lyrical point of view, Deco’s emotions are tragic and heavy-hearted. She feels her partner has abandoned her on an island where she is barely handling the isolation, going as far as to say that she now dreams of drowning and suffocation. The bleak lyrics, however are in stark contrast to the instrumentation employed by Deco’s producers. ‘Castaway’ opens up with a futuristic synth. accompanied by computerized vocals before jumping head-first into a thumping bassline which takes the song from a heartbreak hymn to a beach-ready party track. The song is equal parts emotional and danceable.

Directed by Omar Sawalha, the “Castaway” music video does an amazing job of showing off the natural beauty of King Deco’s native country of Jordan. Viewers are exposed to Deco and accompanying dancers barefoot on the beaches, but are also taken along for a ride as the video cuts away frequently to the cityscapes of Jordan and King Deco chilling with friends in a topless car.

Find King Deco on Instagram, and watch the video for ‘Castaway (Don’t Leave Me)’, below:

About the author

Lisa has been writing for over 20 years, starting as the entertainment editor on her university newspaper. Since then she's written for Popwrapped, Maximum Pop, Celebmix, and ListenOnRepeat.

Lisa loves all good music, with particular fondness for Jedward and David Bowie. She's interviewed Edward Grimes (Jedward), Kevin Godley, Trevor Horn, Paul Young, Peter Cox (Go West), Brendan B Brown (Wheatus), Bruce Foxton (The Jam), among many many more. Lisa is also available for freelance writing - please email lisa@essentiallypop.com

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