“It is like we were experiencing a cheap B-movie about the end of the world, where the craziest things happen for real.” – Of Shadows and Lights. Many have talked about the craziness of quarantine and its unfortunate events like people freaking out in grocery stores, but no one quite like today’s artist and his brand new single: “Under Control“. It’s smart rock and roll baby.
Of Shadows And Lights is Italian composer, audio engineer, and artist Angelo Pitone’s solo project, a musical prowess of finely tuned compositions, great singing and interesting arrangements. Making everything by himself, this outstanding man from Bari, Italy strikes again after successfully releasing his full-length album “Almost Prophetic Visions And Thoughts” last January 21st.
Showing off all the power of experimental indie rock, “Under Control” tackles the subject of how people are prone to lose their minds in a world-wide emergency, just like in the movies.
“This is a song I wrote during the first lockdown while I was working on my debut album ‘Almost Prophetic Visions And Thoughts’. You know, there are highs and lows in our lives, and ‘Under Control’ is the perfect picture of a weird social condition we’re still living cause by pandemic.” – Angelo Pitone.
The song arose after Angelo experienced some sort of apocalypse seeing people storming grocery stores for no reason pushed by panic. “For instance, that day, I couldn’t do the shopping. I was late and I came home empty-handed . It was a surreal situation that pushed me to write this song. I was shocked. I didn’t think it could turn into reality. It could be a silly thing, but I can assure you it was not a pleasant feeling.” – Angelo.
“Under control” hits hard and blunt, both in composition and in lyrics. Alternating between a mixture of time changes in 4, 5, and 7, the song thrives as overdriven guitars, insane fuzz tones and slamming drums support Angelo’s high-pitched singing. An unexpected bridge gives the illusion of sudden stillness, only to fall back again into a swirling chorus with a strong backbeat.
“It is an energetic, experimental, indie rock track that will capture you at first listening, with lyrics about our current social condition”
Pitone maintains his style and improves the relationship between music, lyrics and artwork, like he did for his previous record and successful singles like: ‘Cold Shivers’, ‘Awakening’, ‘Unaware Passenger’ (included in the editorial Spotify playlist All New Rock), and ‘Universal Thing’.
His music is fit for fans of Nothing But Thieves, Muse, Royal Blood, Foo Fighters, Des Rocs, nhaler, Palaye Royale, Dorothy, Twin Atlantic, Death From Above 1979.
With already a lot of support from different radio stations like Radio Wigwam, Lonely Oak Radio, and This Is Only Rock Radio, the song has also received amazing positive feedback thanks to album reviews made by several music blogs like Rockit, YMX, Fruit Sonics, and Indie Dock Music Blog, amongst others.
“What should people expect about my music? I’m not the right person to whom ask. My answer may not match their expectations. Why we have to remove the spirit of discovering and curiosity? Where words end, music speaks.” – Angelo Pitone.
So go ahead and discover Of Shadows And Light’s music with an adventurous sense, and feel free to follow him on all his social media if you like it. Don’t forget to support this project and to follow on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Soundcloud, YouTube, and Spotify. You can also check out his official website. If you enjoy his music and are able to provide monetary support, you can download their music on Bandcamp.
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