Singer-songwriter Old Fashioned Lover Boy will be releasing ‘Goodbye’ on the 2nd of April; the third single off his upcoming album which will be released via A Modest Proposal Records. The upcoming LP will be Old Fashioned Lover Boy’s first release since his 2016 debut album, Our Life Will Be Made Up Of Simple Things, containing the breakout hit, ‘Oh My Love’.
Alessandro Panzeri made it his main priority to promote indie-rock music in the city he was born, Naples. After significant contributions, Panzeri decided to move to Milan in 2013 and radically changed his approach to music, shifting from his Indie-rock roots to a singer-songwriter perspective. After releasing his first EP, ‘The Iceberg Theory’, he performed all over Italy, steadily growing a local following. With the release of his debut album, ‘Our Life Will Be Made of Simple Things’, he gained the attention of fans abroad in the UK and in the USA as the lead single ‘Oh My Love’ was spreading across the world.
Old Fashioned Lover Boy has since shifted his acoustic guitar dominated sound to focus more on piano-driven melodies complemented by soul and RnB elements. Drawing from a vast array of soul and folk influences from eclectic acts like Blood Orange, Frank Ocean, Daniel Caesar, Local Natives, and Dirty Projectors, Old Fashioned Lover Boy’s sound can be compared to acts like Bon Iver, Tom Odell, Ryan Adams and James Morrison. He manages to perfectly blend jazz, soul, folk, and funk as he guides each genre in a harmonious dance, allowing each element the spotlight it deserves, without dominating over the other parts that make up his layered soundscape.
‘Goodbye’ is a soulful blues-influenced track that features Old Fashioned Lover Boy’s signature crooning over jazz-esque keys, percussion and gentle guitar picking. Lyrically, ‘Goodbye’ tackles emotions of moving on to something else and accepting that some realities will never be; “And we lost the dream of a better life / Something more than trying to survive”. With a soothing earworm-inducing melody, this track will guide the listener to a self-fulfilling introspective journey.
On the inspiration behind ‘Goodbye’, Old Fashioned Lover Boy said, “It’s a song about Naples; the city where I was born and raised and left as an adult. It tells of when I come back to visit it and I feel as if nothing changes even if time passes. It is a melancholy song that speaks of leaving the past behind and living the present.”