Bringing more than just a touch of vintage James Bond, singer-songwriter Cosmic Crooner unveils his latest single called Tema di Filippo. For the full 60s retro Euro-glam experience, slip into lounge mode and watch the accompanying black and white video, inspired by Italian film maker Michelangelo Antonioni.
Loping along in an ultra stylish suit – with a touch of Nick Cave about his appearance – the lanky figure of Cosmic Crooner moves through a Bond-like vortex and eventually out onto a terrace with a dramatic Italian vista.
The arrangement is crisp and the opening is dramatically stark, building with lush, sweeping strings but there’s also a sense of unease, a level of tension.
“The arrangements of this song were inspired by Italian movies and their scores” says Cosmic Crooner. “We wanted to approach this video differently than my previous videos by using only one location and we wanted to create a loop with a reward at the end. One of my most transcendental videos so far. With lyrics I find it very important that everyone can interpret the song’s meaning in their own way.”
Since releasing his debut single ‘Deep Down in Jazz’ in 2021, Cosmic Crooner has released a further four singles, Popsicle Place, Bolero, Reflexopolis, and most recently Girlfriend, all of which have helped build a cult fan following across Europe. Heavily inspired by the 60s, 70s and Italian classics, Cosmic Crooner creates a varying palette of sonic natures.
Every release comes with a meticulously made video. The video for ‘Reflexopolis’ was nominated for best music video at The Dutch Film Festival.
Tema di Felippi by Cosmic Crooner is out on 12th October