Trail-blazing producer Matilde Davoli has released her latest single, ‘Il Coraggio di Provare’ on the 15th of October which is accompanied by a transcendent video. The single is the third to be taken from her upcoming album, Home slated for release on the 5th of November via Loyal To Your Dreams, which marks Matilde Davoli’s return after a six-year hiatus. During her illustrious career, the singer has been supported by numerous tastemaker publications including COMPLEX, PopMatters, Wonderland, The Line Of Best Fit, XLR8R, Rolling Stone Italy, Billboard Italy, Son Of Marketing, and CelebMix. Her first solo album earned her a place on the Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona in 2016 along with significant support on the airwaves.
Born in Salento, Italy and based in Lecce (Puglia), Matilde Davoli spent five years living in London, where she began to truly embrace her solo work after partaking in several collaborations. The artist is formally trained both as a producer and as a resident sound engineer, helping build her reputation as one of the most established personalities in the Italian’s independent music scene and working with several international artists.
Diving through the ages, Matilde Davoli calls upon the likes of Stereolab, Broken Social Scene, Feist and Air as well as 60′ & 70′ movie soundtracks for inspiration. Her own sound, however, draws parallels to the unusual sounds of Feist, Air and Zero 7.
At the border of drama and ambient surrealism lies ‘Il Coraggio di Provare’ with its delicately plodding sound contrasted by light electronic touches and rising vocal tones. The video depicts the courageous journey of an older woman, venturing back into her memories and finding a comforting embrace of her unrestricted and rebellious past. Filmed in Marina di Pisa, Tuscany, the video is written and directed by Niccolò Natali, Italian director and co-founder of SANTABELVA, a collective producing films, documentaries and shorts.
Speaking of the video, Matilde Davoli shares: “The video for my latest single features Caterina, an elderly woman, who finds a special dress from when she was young, made from a parachute. This memory will transport her far from the picnic she’s having with her grandchildren, and to a post-war summer in the company of military deserters. We wanted the video to be an immersive sound journey of extraordinary evocative power, where the intimate and suspended music marries with Caterina’s emotions, while she digs distant memories that require a little courage to be lived again.”
Home LP Tracklist:
4. Glitch At Dark
5. Il Coraggio di Provare
8. An Intimate Chat With London
9. No More Place For Me
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