Italian-born songwriter FRANC CINELLI returns with his first new music since 2015’s The Marvel Age album.
Staring today 14th February, Franc will be releasing a new ‘single’ every two weeks. Some of them will be new songs, others reworkings from his back catalogue. All tracks will be available to download individually.
In September, the 12 new songs will be released on 12” vinyl as the new album Night Songs. The album will be made available much sooner to subscribers to Franc’s website http://www.franccinelli.com/
“I wrote these songs throughout 2018 without any thought of making a record,” explains Franc. “I suppose they’ve all come from a place of introspection. They were songs I needed to write, plain and simple. But the 12 songs on the record definitely feel to me like they belong together and the title Night Songs helps me understand them better.
“There’s a special beauty found only in the stillness of night, in the silent lonely darkness, dreams are born and reflections make way for answers. Night time isn’t the end of anything; it’s the beginning, it’s the seed of a brand new start.
“Some of the music I was listening to while making these songs has undoubtedly seeped its way into them… Jonathan Wilson, Blaze Foley, John Martyn and delving into Eastern folk music for the first time and listening to artists like N. Ravikiran and Ravi Shankar. Understanding those rhythms allowed for something totally new to happen in some of the songs.”
Franc’s joined on Night Songs by his regular band, bassist Laurence Saywood and drummer.
Drew Manley, along with guest vocalist Chantal Brown of the band Vodun.
Franc will be announcing tour dates for the Summer in due course.
Franc Cinelli was born in Rome and grew up in London. He learned to play violin and guitar at a young age surrounded by a wide range of musical influences from Muddy Waters to Lucio Dalla. Like all good troubadours, he spent a lot of time touring before making his first records. His previous album The Marvel Age received great reviews & saw him tour for eighteen months.
In 2018, while living in New York, he recorded some of his songs chosen by his fans at Leesta Vall Recordings in Brooklyn, which were then released as a series of limited edition vinyl singles.