SOLO – Summer fading (late love song)

“Summer fading (late love song)” is a love song; but it is not the usual dedication to someone; “Summer fading (late love song)” is a song that questions what love is, and how that feeling is perceived over time, by a person, from childhood to adulthood. «“Summer fading (late love song)” is a song about time passing, and how this, and the experiences we live, influences us, even in our relationship with that feeling we call “love”; or about falling in love, whatever you want to say. It is “divided” into three parts: in the first, I wonder how a child can interpret that feeling of falling in love, which we hear so much about everywhere, from adults to fiction; in the second part of the song the question is posed from the point of view of an adolescent; in the final part, adulthood arrives».


“Summer fading (late love song)” is a song that changes over time both in the lyrics and in the music, wanting to underline how a person changes over time, and how their relationship with life and with their feelings changes. «In the first part, the one dedicated to childhood, the arrangement is sparse: dreamy dream pop/shoegaze guitars intertwine in an arpeggio; a cello acts as support; the voice is delicate and feeble, emotional. A disturbing sound, a cacophonous rustle, sweeps everything away, making a clean sweep and giving space to enthralling drums and bass: adolescence has arrived. But the road is still long, to reach the disillusionment of adulthood: the entry of distortions and synths on the bass, the pounding drums, contrasted with an emotional string quartet, establish a new change, as if wanting to tell everything what a man, from boy to adult, can experience in his life, between joys and sorrows».

The image that stands out on the cover of the single, a sunset over the sea, but upside down, is courtesy of Asinara4x4, and was taken in Sardinia, Italy. «For the cover of “Summer fading (late love song)” I wanted something that recalled the melancholy of the end of summer, that moment of the year that reminds us how time passes, and that brings with it both the joy of the experiences lived and the remorse for how everything, inexorably, flows away; but I also wanted something that underlined my psychedelic approach to music, hence the choice to reverse the photo, making it alienating». Vocals, guitar and bass were recorded SOLO at The Bordello Rock ‘n’ Roll Studio; the drums were recorded by David Garofalo at his personal studio; mix and master by Edoardo Di Vietri, at the Hexagonlab Recording Studio.

Antonio Bacciocchi

Scrittore, musicista, blogger. Ha militato come batterista in una ventina di gruppi (tra cui Not Moving, Link Quartet, Lilith), incidendo una cinquantina di dischi e suonando in tutta Italia, Europa e USA e aprendo per Clash, Iggy and the Stooges, Johnny Thunders, Manu Chao etc. Ha scritto una decina di libri tra cui "Uscito vivo dagli anni 80", "Mod Generations", "Paul Weller, L’uomo cangiante", "Rock n Goal", "Rock n Spor"t, Gil Scott-Heron Il Bob Dylan Nero" e "Ray Charles- Il genio senza tempo". Collabora con i mensili “Classic Rock”, "Vinile" e i quotidiani “Il Manifesto” e “Libertà”. E' tra i giurati del Premio Tenco e del Rockol Awards. Da sedici anni aggiorna quotidianamente il suo blog dove parla di musica, cinema, culture varie, sport e con cui ha vinto il Premio Mei Musicletter del 2016 come miglior blog italiano. Collabora con Radiocoop dal 2003.

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