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QUARRY Unveils New Single: “This Is The Story” || + Announces New Album: ‘Positioning The Sun’ Out 14 Oct

+ ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
‘POSITIONING THE SUN’
DUE 14 OCTOBER 2022, VIA LOWFIEYE

Milan-based Singer-songwriter QUARRY has unveiled his new single “This Is The Story”, taken from forthcoming LP ‘Positioning The Sun’ (out 14 October, via Lowfieye Records). 

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With airy instrumentals, minimalist analog synths, steady acoustic guitars and gauzy vocals that descend into dramaturgic choruses, “This Is The Story” deftly balances the line between ethereal and enormous. 

The first song written for the new LP, the song tells the tale of a video chat between two friends. “One is depressed and is slipping into the quicksand of malaise,” Quarry explains, “while the other tries to lead him away from darkness and the dangerous no-go zone.” 

An emotive track that feels simultaneously overcast and edged with optimism, “This Is The Story” is an incandescent introduction to the album as a whole. Packed out with tracks that have an urgent tone and dark energy, for every downtrodden mood there’s a euphoric opposite: Quarry offers visions that embrace a multiplicity of meanings. 

Chiming with the song’s themes of isolation and communication, the single arrives with a moving official video. Directed by Vincenzo Campisi, the black and white visuals capture Quarry performing alone, interspersed with flashes of some of the song’s most potent and personal messages. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/JqaLQ90MDGg

Creating affecting music with a romantic quality, and that  revolves around love and loss, ‘Positioning The Sun’ has a knack for capturing the overwhelming weight of the world’s complications. Recorded in Milan between 2020 and 2022, the record is a warm and expansive one: full of beauty and melody, and with a multi-coloured quality.

Quarry explains:

“I wanted to make an eclectic album. I started writing a sort of soundtrack to an imaginary movie. But then I realised that I was locked in my tiny home studio with this new pandemic bursting into planet earth, and I was writing songs about isolation, distance, separation. It was the soundtrack of that particular time. Pandemic permeated the album with a sense of loneliness and concern, and when it was almost finished the outbreak of war in Ukraine made the songs more relevant.” 

Quarry’s new album artwork depicts a stylised worn-out sun with markings over it. While Native Americans used this “Days and Nights” symbol to tell the time via the position of the sun, it would also provide Quarry with the inspiration to begin writing his latest album and inform its title. Although Quarry’s ‘Positioning The Sun’ doesn’t signify the passage of time, it instead serves as a vessel for the artist to travel through space and time with non-linear limitations; its songs sometimes landing in dark places, sometimes in brighter ones.

He adds:

“The positive thing is that I used a lot of words like ‘breathe’, ‘dreams’, ‘light’ and ‘free’, which means that it’s not a sad album. There’s hope and joy in it. I attempted to convey the abrupt and continuous transitions from black and white to colour using various ambiences, atmospheres and instrumentation — always feeling that the songs could be easily played on an acoustic guitar.”

Quarry is the alias of Italian-born multi-instrumentalist and Singer-songwriter Vittorio Tolomeo. Self-taught, he began playing the drums and guitar before playing in a handful of bands in Italy, releasing two EP’s with indie labels and writing the theme song for a popular radio show. 

Living between Milan and London, and playing across Europe both solo and with various bands, the musician released two critically acclaimed solo albums, ‘PrizeDay’ and ‘SuperArcade’. His notable single “Micro Plastic People” also gained attention for its exploration of the socio-environmental issue of microplastic pollution. 

With his band Prizeday, Quarry has performed at festivals like The Great Escape, played a run of shows supporting Arthur Brown and premiered a short film at Cannes Film Festival. His solo material has also featured in a range of TV shows including Animal KingdomTop Gear, an advert for Vans and Italian film ‘La mia ombra é tua’, and garnered praise from a range of tastemaker names including Rolling Stone France who described his music as “highly contagious”. 

The feeling of living suspended in time during the pandemic led Quarry to produce his new album,  ‘Positioning The Sun’, a record that strengthens his vision that the unique power and energy that can be found in music have the ability to completely transform listeners’ inner-worlds.

QUARRY – ‘POSITIONING THE SUN’ TRACKLIST

1.  Beyond Any Sense

2. This Is The Story

3.  New City Comes Along

4.  Kick The Void Outside

5. Dream Free Dreams

6.  Breathe The Stars

7. Freedom

8.  Merge

9. Radio Inner World

10. Higher Higher

11.  Flash of Lightning

QUARRY – NEW SINGLE –  “THIS IS THE STORY”
OUT TODAY

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NEW ALBUM ‘POSITIONING THE SUN’
OUT 14 OCTOBER 2022, VIA LOWFIEYE RECORDS

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