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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

 

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.

Recording . . Recording

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

REC STOP DELETE REWIND over and over again.

That is what we have been doing for the last few months in our studios of London, Ibiza and Rome.15875009_677037899122641_8284982507251004587_o

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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!

It’s brass and strings time!

Hello colourshoppers!! We have been quite busy lately trying to finalise the recordings for the new EP. For one of the tracks we have added a brass section and a string section. We have gather some very talented friends for this mission.

You will listen to the results of these sessions directly on the EP. For the moment we would like to thank each of them for their professionalism and for the good time spent together.

Here they are at their best.

Gianluca Lanzi – Trombone

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The Terrace Session

This is our special way to say good bye to the summer and hello to the autumn which will be full of events and news!

We had a great time the last Saturday playing on our terrace. It has been kind of a private concert for all our closest friends and a quick preview of our next release “3 pm” coming out soon. An experiment worth a try and that we will repeat whenever London weather will allow us to do so!

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