“To Those Concerned is a song about friendship, about worrying where you’re going with your life, and what those friends you hold dearest are doing with their’s – wondering what the roads you all take will do to your relationships – because everybody seems to drift apart eventually. It’s a thought I often struggle with, keeping me in my bed in the morning when even coffee, my savior most days, won’t do the trick,” reveals sittingthesummerout’s vocalist Samir Batista, of the band’s new video. With the assistance of good friend and co-director Edoardo Giacomelli, sittingthesummerout created a video which shows five players engaged in a poker game where pawns are being staked alongside regular poker chips. Acting as a metaphor for the rise and fall of friendships, displayed are “dirty tricks that lead to some people ending up winning, while others, overconfident, choose to stake everything they’ve built and lose it all instead.”
View ‘To Those Concerned’ below:
The single is the second to be taken from the Italian quintet’s forthcoming EP ‘Brick and Mortar’, with the lead ‘Nothing Changes In Baltimore’ available below:
‘Brick and Mortar’ is scheduled for release on 1st December via Ghost Factory Records & Arts, with Batista divulging: “This is the real beginning for us. We put out a first EP just months after we started the band – we love it, but it was mostly just three of us trying to figure out what we wanted. After two years, we’ve consolidated a lineup that feels final, and put together five songs that are us in every way and we do feel we’re onto something. We built it from scratch; every drop of sweat went into making something we’d be happy with, and we did some work on ourselves in the meantime too.”
Hailing from Milan, Batista named the act in 2015, following a difficult Summer, which he reveals “cemented the concept that summer, as a season, wasn’t meant for me.” Completed by Dimitri Sironi and Luca Della Foglia on Guitar, Andrea Daniele on Drums and Cristina Lietti on Bass, sittingthesummerout play a well-crafted, atmospheric take on post-hardcore, blended with vocals that flit between spoken word, frustrated screams and evocative singing, and will surely resonate with fans of Hotel Books, La Dispute and Brand New.
The songs of ‘Brick and Mortar’ cover themes of “rejection and deception, the obstacles we face in life, coming to terms with what goes on, and how to become a better person”, and Batista reveals that each track begins with the foundation of his lyrics and builds into vast soundscapes such as those found on the EP: “Thankfully my bandmates are all great and understand where I want to lead them to, and take the magic of creating the music from there.”
1. Nothing Changes In Baltimore
2. It Won’t Rain Forever
4. Dry, Dry June
5. To Those Concerned
sittingthesummerout release ‘Brick and Mortar’ via Ghost Factory Records & Arts on 01/12/17. Pre-order: http://sittingthesummerout.