The Silver Snails, an Italian-US duo based in Italy, sing in English, French, Italian, Mandarin – and even a bit of Sanskrit – on their debut album ‘The Seven Melodies’.
A joint venture between Lucas Ward and his wife Elisa Fantini, The Silver Snails are on a mission to open human hearts through sound, light and word, and by creating the world’s finest pop rock. Their first release, ‘Dancing With The Stars’, sets the stage for what they hope to achieve with their music. Their musical style reflects their influences, which include The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Pink Floyd, and more.
The video opens with the band’s official astronomer – because what band doesn’t have one of those – announcing their arrival, with his telescope focusing on the night sky. There’s a nice cultural reference, when at the end of the song they play the famous tonal sound from Close Encounters Of The Third Kind, used to blast off with their flying piano…other lovely scenes include children wandering the beach looking for – what else – silver snails, as well as the overall sound of the song, which is upbeat and fun. The entire clip is bathed in glitter and sparkle, and is altogether lovely.
And it’s that loveliness which sets ‘Dancing With The Stars’ apart from a lot of songs. It’s deliberately family friendly, and celebrates togetherness. Ward says the song is his answer to Stevie Wonder’s ‘Isn’t She Lovely’, an attempt to convey in song the love parents have for their children. Daughters Jasmine and Celeste get involved in the chorus, and are mostly the focal point of the video. There’s a poignancy to the clip: the Astronomer was played by Nonno Rino, Elisa’s late father. It’s a tight knit family, and that bond is evident in this clip.