The ethereal and evocative sounds of Mesita, aka James Cooley, have been captivating my eardrums since he first introduced me to his music almost a year ago. "Hostages" is a great example of how Mesita refuses to restrain, to withhold emotions and sounds. He describes the song as one "about feeling frozen, paranoid, absolutely scared of yourself. You can't tell a single person or else you think the truth will spread in minutes and the life you had is ruined." This translates beautifully to the captviating tension heard throughout "Hostages", with Cooley's voice producing a believable sense of desperation and immediacy; Cooley is as enchanting as ever. Stream it below (via Prefix).