SIMON PAPARO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘THESE STREETS’ FEATURING TANYA GEORGE
Folk pop singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has today announced his reflective new single “These Streets” a song about busking and perfroming on the streets, to be released November 8.
“These Streets” starts with the classic Melbourne atmosphere with the tram sounds you’d hear walking down Bourke St Mall, then diving into some picked acoustic guitar as Simon’s lyrics start to tell the story of the street. As the song continues, the verses merge into a chorus joined by smooth and flawless vocals of fellow busker and Indie songwriter Tanya George. This is where the songs honesty opens up with the joining of two buskers singing about why they perform on the streets!
Backed by the deep and heavy piano textures, huge drums and beautiful floating flute sounds, the listener gets drawn into the vibrant and chilled reflections of Simon’s experience performing on the streets! With sounds akin to Fleet Foxes and Birdtalker, you can get transported into a beautiful sunny Sunday afternoon.
With the chorus line “We’re rolling out the carpet to cover this cold floor” it brings with it an idea that some people need street music for healing and connection to their fellow people.
Speaking on the motivation behind the track, Simon says, “‘These Streets’ is a song about busking. Having been a busker for many years and also featuring a close friend of mine, Tanya George, this is a song that is close to my heart. It is inspired by the vibrant people that we meet on the street as buskers. It’s also about why I am a busker and the reason why I love that connection through music it creates with people on the streets.”
Due to government guidelines on social distancing Simon will celebrate the release with a live-streamed launch show on November 8 live from his studio, Four Doors Studios (https://fourdoorsstudios.com.au). 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.”
SIMON PAPARO ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘ALCHEMY’
Folk pop singer/songwriter Simon Paparo has today announced his uplifting new single “Alchemy” a song based on the book ‘The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho, to be released October 11.
“Alchemy” begins with a driving guitar rhythm that leaves the listener curious as to what comes next. The lyrics may emanate the inspiration Simon felt upon reading the book ‘The Alchemist’, particularly given the opening lines “Everybody follow your dreams, make em’ yours, yours to keep.” As the song continues, the guitar and vocals are joined by a charging bass drum as the song builds into an uplifting anthem of hope! With huge thundering drums and djembe/percussion plus the full scope of piano, bass guitar and backing vocals you can’t help but picture yourself at a world music festival! With touches of Vance Joy meets Coldplay, you can easily visualise this track in a stadium setting.
With lyrics such as “to live your dream is to live at peace” this high energy track will likely inspire listeners to follow their hearts and dreams. Speaking on the motivation behind the track, Simon says, “‘Alchemy’ is a way of capturing the joyous feelings I had after reading ‘The Alchemist’. The book made me feel empowered and instilled in me an ‘I can do anything I put my mind to’ kind of attitude. I wanted to write a song based on this in the hope that it can give people a similar feeling.”
Due to government guidelines on social distancing Simon will celebrate the release with a live-streamed launch show live from his studio, Four Doors Studios. Simon and special guests Ernest Aines and Indyana will perform via a live stream from their own homes on October 11. 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. Sometime after lockdown I’d love to perform this track with a full band so stay tuned!”
Debut album ‘More Like A Memory Than A Dream’ released!!
Simon’s work in the studio has payed off! The release of his debut record ‘More Like A Memory Than A Dream’ has been a huge success. In late April he released the first single “Gold At Midnight” and then in July the second single “Flesh & Bone” from the album! Check out the film clips for both tracks on the Music & Tours page! Check out the album review here:
Simon’s film clip of second single ‘Flesh & Bone’ from debut album ‘More Like A Memory Than A Dream’. Check it out below. Directed by the talented Clare Nica!
‘Gold At Midnight’
The debut single “Gold At Midnight” available on iTunes and Spotify. Check out all singles and film clips on the Music & Tours page.