Simon Paparo’s latest single ‘Pirates’!

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Recorded, produced and mixed by Simon Paparo at Four Doors Studios

Mastered by Joe Carra at Crystal Mastering



Folk pop singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has today announced his introspective new single “Pirates” a song about looking inwards, to be released January 23. 

“Pirates” starts with a gentle guitar piece and words provoking thought of looking to the inner self. Enter the chilled drum/percussion section and the song climbs further into its uplifting essence. Approaching to something bigger the music welcomes the belting of Paparo’s chorus vocal! With tinges of Snow Patrol and Coldplay, this track is easy to play on repeat.

With the chorus line “pirates are blind in one eye, we open our eyes from inside, pirates are blind in one eye” it portrays imagery of looking deeper into the self for love and not being tempted by surface level objects like the “pirates treasure”.

Speaking on the inspiration behind the track, Simon says, “‘Pirates is a song about introspection. It is a gentle reminder to continue looking inwards to nourish one’s soul so as to tread with love. In life we are always, as Tracy Chapman puts it, “tempted by the shiny apple”. As humans we can be swallowed whole by the temptations of greed, hate and wrongdoing. It is important we look constantly at the things that give us deeper purpose and meaning to find fulfilment, for example, love, kindness, generosity and care.”

Simon will celebrate the release with a live-streamed launch show on Sunday 24, live from his studio, Four Doors Studios. Excited to bring the track to life for fans, Simon enthuses, “I’ll be performing a stripped back version of the studio release. This will be a simple guitar and vocal show, live from Four Doors Studios.”


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Film clip

Check out the film clip to Simon Paparo’s debut single ‘Gold At Midnight’. Directed by Clare Nica!

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