Poignant songwriters carry a brilliance of capturing coronary heart piercing tales in real-time whereas reflecting deep-seated feelings and a lust for all times that uplifts. Nick Africano‘s poetic storytelling bears unflinching intimacy and releases our imaginations to dream of affection’s abundance of feelings. The debut single “Mirador” featured on his forthcoming full-length studio album, Gossip of Flames (Spring 2021), brings the sweeping views of Granada, Spain atop the Mirador de San Nicolás to Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios for an idiosyncratic post-Americana composition. Gossip of Flames is a masterpiece that includes Africano in collaboration with Nashville’s rising star Lera Lynn; who serves because the producer and co-writer (7 of the ten songs) of Gossip of Flames.
Gossip of Flames culls an id from Walt Whitman’s “Music of Myself,” although the recording is rooted within the expertise of a performing artist primarily based in Mattress Stuy, Brooklyn. In a bout of inspiration to document Gossip of Flames, Africano returned to his Sicilian father’s artwork studio within the midwestern city of Regular, IL the place Africano grew up enjoying baseball with lauded artist Pokey LaFarge. The homecoming resulted in a handful of demos that had been introduced again to NYC, and in the end, despatched off to numerous Nashville artists and producers. Whereas on a writing retreat in Music Metropolis, Africano met with Lera Lynn and Todd Lombardo as he neared completion of the ten songs that comprise Gossip of Flames. That likelihood assembly led to Lynn changing into the producer of Gossip of Flames.
An entrepreneur and skilled in sherry wines, Africano journeyed to Granada, Spain as a facet trek whereas on a visit to Jerez to develop his personal portfolio of barrel-selected wines (set for nationwide launch in 2021). Atop the hillside slopes the place Mirador de San Nicolás towers over town, a imaginative and prescient struck for the outpouring of “Mirador.” Africano flashed to some months previous when his automotive was towed whereas parked exterior of Church of Saint Nicholas in Brooklyn. He had left the automotive for a fast drink at a neighborhood bar, and upon returning, he knew a life lession would ultimately be realized however was overwhelmed on the time with the disappearance of his automotive. Six months later, he discovered himself exterior of Mirador de San Nicolás and the epiphany got here that “Mirador” was in reality within the function of being a protector searching for him.
“It was an attractive second searching over town of Granada, and I simply had this overwhelming feeling that Mirador de San Nicolás was maintaining us secure,” says Africano. “It was as if Mirador de San Nicolás had been a caretaker in a way. I fastidiously dug into Saint Nicolas, and continued my love of discovering the works of Spanish author Federico Garcia Lorca. This all brings a little bit of Spain to an Americana music, “Mirador.'”
Gossip of Flames spotlights two recording classes, the primary of which incorporates lots of Nashville’s most interesting musicians. Lera Lynn is within the producer’s chair whereas co-writing and singing on practically each observe. GRAMMY Award-winning Craig Alvin (Kacey Musgraves) engineered the album at Sound Emporium with Africano performing alongside Todd Lombardo (guitars, keys, slide), Robby Handley (bass), Chris Lippincott (piano, keys, pedal metal), and Jason Cheek (drums). 4 songs on Gossip of Flames had been engineered by Lombardo and carried out/recorded with the trio of him, Africano, and Lynn.
Africano is not any stranger to the phases of New York Metropolis and nation/folks bars throughout the nation as a touring artist. He is had songs within the movies “Southbound” and “4 Corners Street.” Africano has additionally written with an array of famend songwriters together with the late Felix McTeigue (Florida Georgia Line’s “Something Goes”) and Alexz Johnson.
The complete album announcement for Gossip of Flames is ready for January 2021. For added info concerning Nick Africano, please go to: nickafricano.com