Jefre Cantu-Ledesma
“Faceless Kiss” b/w “Blut Mond” [7-inch; Emerald Cocoon]

“Wendy, haven’t I warned you? Stuffing the boys’ heads with a lot of silly stories…”

Jefre Cantu-Ledesma is our modern Peter Pan. Perhaps even a Pied Piper. Trails of devotees follow his every whim, this one occurring in the clear moonlight of Emerald Cocoon’s Alone Together series. It is the first flight of Peter and Wendy, the innocence of adolescence obscured by vivid flights of renegade imagination, a world where youth is always a sign of complete understanding and old age but a sign of sinister regret. There is no one in “Faceless Kiss” but you and the one you wish to hold hands with, as thousands of adoring fans watch in silent admiration. JCL’s soundtrack rushes past the ears with the hum of happiness. The sky is where we are truly alone together. “Blut Mond” extends the fantasy, allowing us a few moments more before it all comes crashing down. Reality will not let her sharp fangs out of our necks so easily, so as Wendy’s frumpy nightgown flows in the breeze beside Peter’s lady-boy physique, we can stand among the masses and admire JCL from afar one last time. His days as a carefree boy may be behind him, but his life as one unafraid to face down reality have only begun.

“I’m so glad you came back tonight. I might never have seen you.”


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