Luca D'Alberto - Like We Were
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posted 07 Sep 2018 by Krister Axel
The piano is left to speak through the muted overtones of a few simple chords, and cascades of arpeggio.

It’s an achingly wistful song, and the imagery from the video here does nothing to dispel these shadows of the past. The piano is left to speak through the muted overtones of a few simple chords, and cascades of arpeggio. The faces are both familiar, and strangely archaic, as are the isolated sounds of piano and a masterclass in string arrangement.

The dynamics follow that age-old heuristic of cinema: start slow, build the energy in waves, and after the climax, fall slowly so we don’t forget. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience and a wonderful collaboration between two creative talents.

Award winning Italian director Fabio Scacchioli creates stunning music video for Luca D’Alberto’s new single ‘Like We Were’, taken from his upcoming album ‘Exile’, out on 7K! on 5 October. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


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