Clever Square are the Italian band which include Giacomo D’Attorre (vocals, guitars), Francesco Lima (guitars), Andrea Ferriani (bass) and Andrea Napolitano (drums). One year after their self-titled album, they’re back with a new track titled “Beautiful Boy” which is out via Bronson Recordings.
The track shows their “restless” melodies and the different shades of the songwriting approach suspended between essential simplicity and the research of complexity. It also represents a bridge which will lead to the their new studio full-length. Listen below and check our short talk with Giacomo D’Attorre.
I would like to start from the current situation. How are you living these strange times and what are your concerns as musicians?
I’m spending most of my time listening to records, doing crosswords and watching movies, so it doesn’t feel that bad, that’s the part I don’t mind about, as I’m used to a dayjob. We all hope to get back to our “normal” even if it seems farther every day..
Today we present a new track titled “Beautiful Boy” Tell us more about it.
It’s an old song, I wrote it back in 2006 and it was released for the first time in 2008 on our ep “I wish Jelle was italian (so that we could get wasted together every friday)” We’ve been playing this song live in the past few months and decided to record it again with this new lineup. The lyrics are pretty different from what I’m writing now, but somehow I can still relate to them so I decided not to do any editing on them.
The Artwork is beautiful. How did you choose it?
That’s a collage I’ve made specifically for this cover, I’m glad you like it! It’s still a face on foreground hiding from sight, I thought it fit well in connection with our latest album.
It’s been a year since the release of your latest full-length. What are the best memories connected to the release of “Clever Square” throughout this year?
The feeling of “getting back to it” has been a real relief and I think we’re building something special for ourselves both musically and as a group of people getting in a room together and sharing something that’s first of all as real as ever.
Ritual question. What are the best releases you recently appreciated?
I’ve been playing the new Heliocentrics and Horse Lords records on repeat in the past few days. I’m also digging the new Grimm Grimm album and looking forward to the Caleb Landry Jones album out in a few days.