Getting on stage is never a casual, trivial experience. Doing it in your city, in front of family, lifetime companions and new friends means gathering all the people you’ve ever bonded with in a room and creating a space in which you build a common sense of belonging. This was exactly the case of our recent guests, Italian post hardcore band AMALIA BLOOM, whose new album “Picturesque” is a record inspired by their hometown, Vicenza. Its streets, stories, people, and sounds. They’re all contained in the music and in the lyrics of this captivating offering.
“To us, playing this record in Vicenza was like giving back all the work behind the writing of a record to the place and to the people we owe it to. It was precious. We will cherish those moments forever.” – comments the band.
Amalia Bloom are: Tom (Vocals). Ettore (Guitar, backing vocals), Federico (Guitar), Antonio (bass), Stefano (drums).
Photos by Martino Campesato
‘Picturesque‘, the second studio album by Amalia Bloom, has a layered but direct sound, light and airy in the melodious moments but granite dense in the growing intensity. The band has become self-aware and owns the space of every element on the stage as in the song itself.
“For this concert, which happened in Vicenza IT at CS Bocciodromo on Friday May 20th, we asked Elia, the guy who recorded PICTURESQUE, to join us on stage for some songs, since he played some piano parts on the record. Yari (person on the right on picture 002) is the “sixth member” of Amalia Bloom – he’s been helping the band since the beginning, producing our first record Maiden Voyage and our single At Eternity’s Gate, as well as our acoustic ep Alive, a ballet, taking infinite pictures of us and following us in our european tour. We owe a lot to him.” – comments the band.
“All the songs on this record were inspired by episodes of everyday life that happened (or could happen) in the small town we were born in, Vicenza, and speak about how we wander in the spaces we inhabit. Living is whimsical and sometimes distressing, so is how we move and experience life together. Finding the beauty in the ordinary is what makes us appreciate what we have and sharing our love with those we care about is what will make the most of the time we have on this planet.
We cherish every single connection we’ve made over the past few years and are blessed to be surrounded by such wonderful people.”
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