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Still Eighteen's new single "Piazza Cavour" & music video is out!
“We really like the melodic line of the song and the emotional tension that is created especially in the second part. It's like standing on a bomb ready to explode at any moment.” -- Distopic
“Like the electric, punchy, and edgy tone on this new piece. It captures that alt-rock-inspired sound fused with psychedelic and grungy nuances. It makes for a grounded, reflective, and dark vibe that's easy to get lost in. Still Eighteen really has a flair for such an aesthetic. Musically it's grounded and engaging throughout. Appreciate the reflective textures as well as the suiting vocal attitude. It gives off this electrifying musical character. The style really revolves around these spectrums. Recalls the likes of The Cranberries, Pink Floyd, The Distillers, Nirvana, Queens of the Stone Age, Led Zeppelin, etc. -- UNXIGNED
“... the vocals here are impressive, powerful and on point throughout the track. In addition, the lyrics are catchy and I love how this evolves through time.” --Solace
“... transmits the energy to the other side, an easy listening song with additional progressive, alternative, art rock, and atmospheric elements in their build. Most importantly, the song has the live performing energy all along the way, which is awesome.” -- Metalhead Community Magazine
“... powerful vocals soar dramatically above burning riffs, distortion and crunching drums - it is an epic anthem...” -- BarryGruff
“Another super solid track...!” – Girl At The Rock Shows
“Like the heavyness here and the groove in the track, the guitar sound and drumming was cool. The arrangement was fantastic, super interesting track...” – Hard of Hearing
“... well done... has a great psychedelic vibe... It's a really good song with great variety...! – IDLEGLANCE
The Story Behind The Writing of "Piazza Cavour"
Joey explains how writing “Piazza Cavour” was an otherworldly experience.
“One early morning as I was waiting in the square, I felt an ominous energy, something I had rarely felt before. I sensed a struggle and horrific past in this ancient 3000-year-old part of the world, which had been visited by the likes of Pliny the Elder and other Roman aristocracy.
Bormio was now a beautiful bustling ski town high in the Italian Alps, yet I could still sense that it was once a sinister, medieval place full of atrocities, wars, and fear. As I gazed at the building next to me it sent shivers down my spine. The words inscribed into an ancient fresco were "Piazza Cavour". I felt the presence of witches, something I was all too familiar with in my dreams as a child. The chilling thoughts of boiling cauldrons filled with animal and human bones and flesh flooded my mind.I quickly told Karen and Samantha, who were in the square with me, what I was feeling and that I knew I was being compelled to write a song about it. I spent the morning in and out of the churches and other historic buildings that were steeped in history in this surreal, supernatural city square known as Piazza Cavour.
Upon returning to my hotel, I immediately picked up my Stratocaster guitar and the chords and progressions for the song flowed effortlessly.
“Piazza Cavour” had written itself that afternoon.
That night, I scoured the internet for anything I could find about the history of Piazza Cavour and the town of Bormio. The next morning I urged Samantha, Karen and Chris (Samantha’s boyfriend) to go on a walk with me to find the Church of San Gallo.
In my research, I discovered that in Piazza Cavour witch trials had taken place throughout the 16th to 18th centuries. 43 women were taken to the Church of San Gallo to be hanged and burned to death for witchcraft.
During the walk, we encountered a river that ran adjacent to a very beautiful yet eerie-looking church in a meadow. We walked around looking for a name or some kind of plaque that would reveal its identity. We couldn’t find one so we continued our search and walked up a steep mountain path to a village named Premadio. My research revealed that Premadio was the village that was the closest to the Church of San Gallo. Unfortunately, it was getting late, our walk had turned into a 6-hour endeavor, and we needed to start heading back before dark.
I woke up early the next morning and left the hotel while Samantha, Karen and Chris slept. I was possessed by my search for the Church of San Gallo. This time I drove to Premadio and found a church in the town. Outside the church, I met a stranger and I asked him in my broken Italian if I was in the Church of San Gallo. He pointed down the mountain to the church that we had visited the day before and proclaimed its location. I was overwhelmed at the discovery. I had stood in the very place where the accused met their horrific fate. I hurriedly drove back to the hotel to pick up the others. We then went back to the Church of San Gallo and walked about the “Fields of Justice” where the women were “hung in the gallows”.
I felt that these women had entrusted me with their unthinkable history and were urging me to tell their story.
Even as I write this, I am feeling a very emotional connection to their plight. My father was born in these very mountain ranges of the Italian Alps. The medieval history that my ancestors endured was in my very cells and was speaking to me. My endless dreams of witches as a child made me realize that this ancient time was a part of my history and now had become a part of me."
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"... the vocals here are exceptional; the voices blend very well together. Moreover, the lyrics are great and I love how emotional and touching this is." -- Cloudy
“This is a lovely song with very good vocals and great melodies... I like the strength of the spirit in the music and the awesome ambience created by the beats in this song. Inspirational!” -- Common Sense
“What an earnest song this is, a pair of lovebirds who match each other for pouring themselves completely into character. I must say I was taken by their application and how real it all sounded, came from the heart or even the soul for that matter.” – MP3hugger
“Emotive, stirring and epic slice of indie-rock balladry; it is rousing and pulls at the heart strings as an epic duet plays out to a steady anthemic build to explosion...” – BarryGruff
“...love the touching element the keys add to this, very pretty :)” – Indie Shuffle
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