After a self-produced EP in a cellar in his neighborhood Spinaceto, Federico Fabi, Roman singer-songwriter returns with “C’eravamo quasi” his first studio album, released Wednesday by Vertigo/Asian Fake and distributed by Sony Music Italy.
It will be him to keep us company today in our ninety-fifth vinyl with his new pop album that combines Fabi’s passion for vintage aesthetics and retro sounds with the search for essentiality in the lyrics and arrangements. A concept album about the birth, life and end of a love story.
The first pieces are painted with joy, seasoned with that euphoria of the initial phase of a relationship: falling in love.
Moving on, the atmosphere darkens until it plunges into total darkness of the last two tracks, the notes of the end of a love affair.
Federico also made all the graphics and visuals for the entire project, he wanted to take care of this aspect as an artist at 360 degrees, being also a graphic designer, in the spirit of do-it-yourself.
A minimal but elegant work, eight well-packaged tracks, with a very careful choice of sounds due to Fabi’s immense passion for vintage aesthetics, which is also in his way of dressing, in his maniacal obsession with collecting vintage objects, in the photography of his videos.
“C’eravamo quasi” for us is a record not to be missed, frank and sincere, in which retro sounds are combined with modern influences.
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“The concept of simplicity is very complicated. My musical tastes are simple and as a result I write and compose simple things. But then what does simple mean? I don’t know. I do know that I have a fetish for melodic linearity, for choruses, for the banal simplicity of a text that goes straight to the heart. I almost put Ligabue on the playlist. Actually, I am very attached to songwriting, mainly the Italian one. My producer says that I have to cross other boundaries, experiment, stretch myself. I think he’s right. Maybe the next album I’ll do it bossa nova style. “
Here instead is part of the graphic and visual system that Federico Fabi has built by himself, taking care of every detail of his new album.