Hailing from Houston, TX, Mystery Loves Company is a chamber rock duo formed in 2012. Comprised of members Maddy, a conservatory-trained cellist with a highly technical musical background and Carlos, a self-taught songwriter from Venezuela who moved to the U.S. after his father evaded multiple gunshot wounds from a carjack incident.
They met at an open mic function where Carlos was testing out new material and Maddy was with a friend who encouraged her to perform on her cello. They have been making music together ever since and have been captivating audiences with their socially conscious work that has been sparking political and spiritual discussions among their growing number of followers.
Mystery Loves Company’s “If Heaven” hooks with majestic harmonies and immediately immerses audiences with its symphonic rock overtones. The track is a philosophical song that reflects our mistakes down on earth and how religion oftentimes approaches us with a pro and con proposition to the afterlife. The emotional single fills in with layers of interlacing symphonic sensibilities with the sounds of the cello working in on the fringes of the refrain. Backed with a choral background, the chamber folk rock music resounds with a hushed sensibility and is both powerful and enchanting. 7.8/10
“If Heaven” is from the group’s forthcoming EP, entitled, Revolutions.