Cappellino – ‘Ghost Town’
Cappellino releases the title track from his upcoming debut album, ‘Ghost Town’.
Watford based Roberto Cappellino (otherwise known as Cappellino) looks to build on his first EP, aptly named ‘EP’, with his latest offering. This will be no mean feat however, with his first foray already topping 10,000 streams on Spotify.
The experienced solo-acoustic and loop pedal artist says that he has been playing music, “since forever,” developing his sound through a vast number of live performances, including Jamie Oliver’s Big Festival and Soho situated Ronnie Scott’s. Yet, in 2017, Cappellino decided to devote most the majority of his time to the writing and recording of his first album.
In August 2017, he released the initial single off this record, ‘Love Is All I Want’. The track’s pulsing percussion and enchanting incantation-like looped hook quickly earned it deserved attention, receiving national airplay on BBC Radio 6 Music.
‘Ghost Town’ picks up where his last single left off. Cappellino’s signature repeated vocal hook and man-made percussive pacing features again, with a clapped beat accompanying the song from start to finish. This evidence of his loop-pedal background gives the track an oxymoronic relaxed urgency, a constant rhythm that the song ebbs and flows around. It builds in layers, placing emotive vocals atop an ever-growing mass of swelling sound, including a delicate guitar pattern and some sterling shaker work.
The result is an impressive, polished piece that creates a speeding train’s window for your ears. The song whips by, an ever-changing environment with one familiar, comforting feature that encourages an array of emotions amongst its audience.
‘Ghost Town’ provides an exciting look ahead to Cappellino’s full-length debut and, if he continues to produce songs of this quality, then this album could be something rather special indeed.