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Laura

Laura, the single that anticipated Square One was born in a warm summer night while the city lights were blinking out of my living room window and I was thinking about Love.

Love moves everything in this world and is the ultimate reason behind many of our decisions and choices.

So I thought if Laura loves me, she would not ask me to change, she would not ask me to be someone else and yet she would be there for me.

Love, for me, is first of all about freedom.

Well that’s my idea of love at least, hence the last verse:

Laura, I will find you one day

 

Enjoy this midsummer night’s dream.

 

 

I have been thinking about you

and how you make me feel good

with every little subtle movement of your eyes

you make me feel that everything is fine

I have been thinking about me

if I will ever really change, if I will finally be able to stop

to settle down and be a grown up

then you take my hands, look at me

with a playful smile upon your cheeks

I can’t deny you were right when you said with your cool style

go with the flow, just go with the flow

 

 

Laura, you just came to my life

but everything is bright

when you are by my side and

I can’t stop singing

Laura I wonder where you came from

you are like the sun after the storm

you shine if I am there or not

and I can’t stop singing

 

 

I have been sharing with you

my crazy points of view

so many people would have run away by now

but you are still here standing next to me

I am telling the truth

when I am saying to you

the day I ll finally be able to stop and settle down

it ‘s not far to come

then you take my hands look at me a playful smile upon your cheeks

don’t rush it now, you say to me, with your cool style and your irony,

go with flow, let’s go with flow

 

 

Laura, you just came to my life

but everything is bright

when you are by my side and

I can’t stop singing

Laura I wonder where you came from

you are like the sun after the storm

you shine if I am there or not

and I can’t stop singing

Laura is this what is like

to have you by my side

everything is bright so I can’t stop looking

for you, I will find you one day

 

Happy Again

Happy again is the 4th track of the new EP – Square One.

This track is the oldest song of the EP, it is dated back to Summer 2014. It has gone through a lot of rework and modifications before it “crystallised” into the version recorded on the album.

The song was written on a sunny day in Kos, Greece and it wants to capture the feeling of being lost at sea with no idea where to swim to reach the shore.

Sometimes in life we know where we want to go but we do not know how to get there and this is what the track is about. Also while in this state of mind sometimes we hurt people around us, not because we do not care just because we are not at peace with ourselves in first place.

But we are aware that we can put ourselves together and find the strength to find the way to shine again, we just need determination and perseveration:

 

I’ll be out again running to the sun again

and I won’t give up oh no, no matter what

cause you know it’s true it’s not about just me or you

it’s about to be happy again

 

Here the full lyrics of Happy Again, enjoy !

 

 

I sit by the water trying to get around

the thoughts in the drawer of my mind

where am I going, why am I here,

if you know the answer please whisper it in my ear

 

This is another brand new song

talking about nothing but don’t get me wrong

It’s just hard to find words

when you feel like you‘re lost in the ocean with nothing in sight

 

but you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

but you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

 

I ‘ll be out again running to the sun again

and I won’t give up oh no, no matter what

cause you know it’s true it’s not about just me or you

it’s about to be happy again

 

I kneel in the sand, my hands in the ground

feeling the wind, hearing its sound

nobody around, a clear sky above

looking for answers, asking for more

 

This is another brand new song,

talking about nothing maybe for too long

It’s just hard to find words, when you feel like

lost in the ocean with nothing in sight

and you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

and you still have to find a way

you still have to find a way to go

 

I ‘ll be out again running to the sun again

and I won’t give up oh no, no matter what

cause you know it’s true it’s not about just me or you

it’s about to be happy again

 

 

Havana

Havana, the second track from the new EP – Square One was written in one long night at the international airport of Caracas waiting for the flight back to Madrid, on the way back from a trip to Cuba in the winter of 2016.

It had been a crazy journey along which I met many people and listened to many stories from worlds I did not even know that exist. In a way the place gave me exactly the feelings that I expected.

A hopeless perception of isolation, a world that is enough to itself, a world that lives out of its glorious past, its myths and believes.

The slow, almost lethargic vibe of the city should not mislead, a rather vibrant energy pervades the streets, the squares and the eyes of the people. It is all very clear when the dark comes and the music fills up the darkness, revealing the real nature of Havana: colours, melodies, dances.

With this song I wanted to capture all this and to send a message not only to you, but to me too:

 

and everyday i smile cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice, we don t get to live it twice

Sometimes we get carried away in thinking that we need more, while happiness often lies in simple things.

Enjoy!

Sunrise again over the city of Havana

on the run again another day to discover

 

the cars drive down the street without rushing

honking to a local beauty on the pavement

they say “hola, como estas” they say “hola donde vas”

 

rum and coke and cigarettes, little sleep and little rest

lazily dragging myself down the road to the west

30 degrees and the breeze caressing my face like a kiss

from the caribbean sea remember me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

 

Revolucion I read on the walls of Havana

that’s how i feel, inside of me, inside my soul

Revolution, is a motion of this planet of my mind

 

I find myself once again in a little random club

where music is filling the air

with nostalgic sweet harmonies

 

every instrument plays like there is no begin and no end

to this caribbean dream remembering me to be free

remembering me to be free

 

and everyday i smile

cause we just got one life

and we don t get to live it twice

we don t get to live it twice

Square One, the new EP

Remember this date: 1st of February ! This is going to be the date of our new release, Square One the new EP we have been working hard on.

So from the 1st of February you will find it available as physical limited numbered copy on our official store or on the main digital stores (Spotify, Apple Music, etc).

Who ever played Monopoly when little kids?

After completing one full circle you would get to Square One again, but this time enriched of experience and changed comparing to the first time you were there.

This is what this EP represents for me: a new start on the same game board but with a different awareness and enriched from the first lap.

Experiencing the same thing twice or three times is never gonna be the same after all, our body and brain learn from the experience so every repetition would have a different feeling. Seeing the same world with different eyes and soul.

The Art work, a picture by Maxime le Conte des Floris represents exactly this: a square towards the sky as new start to look at with optimism.

I will be presenting the new album at The Islington in Angel on the 29th of January and the official release on the main digital stores will be on the 1st of February. At The Islington you will have the chance to get one of the limited edition physical EP before every body else, so don’t miss it !

Here the Facebook Event for more info on the night, see you there!

 

Where have you gone

This song was written a while ago. I was back home in Italy and it was a warm night of September. It represents an imaginary dialogue with the young self of years ago: where that dreamy boy has gone ?

Life can harden you up with its difficulties and challenges so we often forget how to look at the sky with the amazed eyes of a kid.

There is something about you you might not wanna lose
It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

We should always keep alive the little kid in us, he would make us see the world with a different perspective, more joyous and playful.

The song itself was recorded a few times in different ways and arrangements, we could not find the right way to express its mood. So when we finally tried this, me and our producer Max Ciccarelli looked at each other and we said: “That’s it” !!

Enjoy!

 

Where have you gone, my friend

And what have you done over all these years

Where have you been? have you seen something great,

or have you been counting the stars above you?

 

Tell me the truth, did you expect to find me here

Talking to you and telling you I am for real

I am here to stay and walk you through the hallways in your mind

So dark and cold at times

 

There is something about you you might not wanna lose

It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

And don’t forget to take this song with you

and then sing it out loud when you are feeling blue

Tell me everytime you do, you’ll find me everywhere you look

 

It’s easy to see in your eyes

You looked for too long for signs

And then you have lost your faith in this world

Out of your mind and torn

 

Remember me running wild and free

Sharing my smile and my crazy dreams

Nothing is lost, I’ll walk you through the hallways in your mind

So dark and cold at times

 

There is something about you you might not wanna lose

It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

And don’t forget to take this song with you

and then sing it out loud when you are feeling blue

Tell me everytime you do, you’ll find me everywhere

 

There is something about you you might not wanna lose

It’s your way to see the beauty in a rainy day too

And don’t forget to take this song with you

and then sing it out loud when you are feeling blue

Tell me everytime you do, you’ll find me everywhere you look

Tell me every time you do, you’ll find me in your mirror too.

New Album Lyrics

Hello dear friends,

The new album is nearly ready for you to enjoy it, but before to announce the official date of the release I want to let you know about an idea I had recently.

Since many of you asked me where to find the lyrics of the songs I thought it was a good idea to publish them here one by one.

So from the next week I will share with you the lyrics of the songs of Square One with a little background for you to understand what the song is about and how it was written.

I hope you will enjoy ! 🙂

 

Photo by Mem Ster

Recording . . Recording

It is always a long process when recording a new album but nevertheless rewarding in many ways.

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We will announce soon the date of the new release and we hope that all of you will enjoy listening to these track as much as we enjoyed writing, arranging and recording them !

 

Our new single Laura is out now!

Dear fans we are happy to announce that our new single Laura is out now! We have been hardly working on our new EP which will be coming out soon.

Laura is the result of our endless efforts to keep our dream going. It is a relaxed and chilled song talking about….sorry guys you will have to give it a go to know what the song is about but you won’t be disappointed 🙂

Here is a live version with the brilliant cellist Philip Kelynack.

You can find the song here:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/58LW679zFoeoRoJ4pUsSX6

iTunes: http://apple.co/2ccg5jw

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/colourshop

Enjoy!

Great news coming soon !!

Hello all,

It has been a while since the last time !

We have been working hard to deliver some great new songs to you!

This project has spanned almost one year, it was hard work but hopefully you guys will like our new EP !

We recorded it between Italy, UK and Spain involving many different musicians from different backgrounds so to give it an interesting international flavour..

Here some shots from the recording:

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We want to take this occasion to thank everybody that worked with us on this new project, particularly

 

more news about the release dates will come soon so stay tuned!!

 

Picture by Ian Rafael Piqueres Bonner

Live in NY!

First live in US!

Amazing news dear colourshoppers! We will perform for the first time in US the next 26th of May at Pianos NYC.

Meanwhile we are working hard on our new release…hours and hours spent in studio (in some cases home studio) trying to get the best result as usual. It is always a challenge for us to compose and try to create new stories for our fans…so stay tuned!

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