Q & A with Neil Lucchetta of Italian rockers Neil
Tell us about your new release?
Black Flowers is a collection of 11 songs that talk about existential boredom. I was inspired by Les Fleurs Du Mal by Charles Baudelaire, I wanted to tell the existential boredom from my own point of view, from the life I live every day
What’s your favourite work (creation) you’ve been involved at this point in time?
I think the songs for the new album I’m currently composing with the band. They are taking a much more rock bend compared to the previous album
Can you share a quick anecdote with us – from on the road, the studio or otherwise?
In November 2016 we did the shooting of the video for the single Blank Sheet, we filmed it for 6 hours inside an old manor without heating.. it was cold that we were really shivering during the shooting!
Who or what inspires you in your musical path?
Alot of artists, such as Neil Young, Elliott Smith,Nick Drake,Damien Rice, Mark Kozelek, The Cure, Smashing Pumpkins.. but also the extreme metal scene, with band as Marduk, Nile, Opeth, 1349..
Which song do you wish you wrote?
Radiohead’s High and Dry, it’s such a perfect song!
How would you describe your sound in food form and why?
Imagine your favorite food .. here, that is me;)
What’s next for you?
Thanks to our label Seahorse Recordings and Shameless Promotion Pr, we are organizing a small 15 days tour in Canada, meanwhile we are composing the songs for our next album
What’s your scene?
Well, nothing special, I playguitar, listen toa lot ofmusic, I love to walk in the mountains with my wife and our dog..In the meantime I’m waiting to become a Rock star ;)
Neil is an Italian singer-songwriter who lives in a small village near Treviso, Italy. In 2011 he recorded an album with the band Hope Leaves and then he began his solo career. The debut album “Apart” (Garage Records) came out in 2013 and contains 10 songs about separation, hence the idea of creating themed albums.
Charles Baudelaire has always been a source of inspiration for Neil’s lyrics ever… since he went to school, so he decided to pay homage to the artist of Les Fleurs Du Mal by collecting in an album the songs that best describe the existential boredom from his point of view. Black Flowers was released in December 2016 for Seahorse Recordings, a more Rock-oriented sound than the previous album, thanks to the contribution of Andrea on drums and Ake at bass.
A series of live shows started to promote the album, both with the band and as a soloist, with the help of a loop station. In 2017 Ake was replaced by Alex. Neil’s music is a mixture of rock and folk, recalling artists such as Elliot Smith, the Cure, Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam.
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