Italian musician and composer Federico Albanese has announced the release of a new album called Before And Now Seems Infinite which will be out via Mercury KX on Feb 25th. He shared a new excerpt called “Summerside” which features Marika Hackman and comes with the official video directed by Marco Jeannin.
“The protagonist in the video is trying to remember something, an event from his childhood and the feelings he had back then,” explains Federico, “He’s listening to a voice in his head recounting things, a version of that memory, and he tries to bring it back to life, living it again in the present. He dives into a combination of strong emotions; joy, anger, pain and finally peace. The voice in his head can also be interpreted as a presence – the camera, a person, or a vision with whom he speaks to, attempting to recollect details, emotions, of a time that’s almost been forgotten. As we progress towards the end of the song, he’s more and more accepting, he looks away, to the future, his interlocutor has gone.. In a way he allows the memory to be part of him now.”
Marika Hackman describes her approach to the collaboration, “When I listened to the instrumental Federico sent me I was struck by a sense of nostalgia, that strange in-between where you can’t ascertain what’s a dream or perhaps a faded memory. I tried to capture this feeling and expand it with the melody and lyrics whilst also keeping that magical sense of space and intrigue which was already there.”