SIMON PAPARO ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘SOLACE’
Folk Pop-Rock singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has today announced his second studio album “Solace”, a reflective and thought-provoking record.
“Solace” starts with previously released single “Farm Of Our Soul” a track about the innocence and beauty of growing up as a child, with a Dean Lewis feel to it. Then it’s on to “Pirates”, a single from January this year which lands the listener in a pit of Simon’s introspection with a jungle of wonderfully laid out guitar hooks and powerful vocals. Enter track three, the title track “Solace” with it’s own beautiful gems, written about a conversation with his father. The album is in fact a dedication to his late father, Vince Paparo, who passed away in March, 2019. With a clear influence from the UK music scene this album’s hooks and melodies immediately draws in the listener. With bites of Snow Patrol, Coldplay, Keane and Lewis Capaldi, this album is a very easy listen.
As it folds into another well crafted track “Alchemy”, a song based on
‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, which has an uplifting energy and a great rhythm section featuring an African Djembe drum. Another album highlight being the feature of the incredible vocals of Tanya George on “These Streets”. A song about busking the streets of Melbourne.
Speaking on the inspiration behind the album, Simon says, “‘Solace was always going to be an album in remembrance of my father. He was a poet, philosopher and craftsman. He always looked directly into the heart of every matter he’d come across. He was never afraid to dive deep into the human psyche and look for solace. This collection of songs takes on a lot of this idea, searching and understanding that beauty is usually found buried in a pile of pain or discomfort and the acceptance of this makes life that little bit brighter and gives it more meaning.’”
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Check out the film clip to Simon Paparo’s single ‘Pirates’.