With their 60s inspired pop-rock sound, which also takes in elements of folk, jazz, and Baroque, The Silver Snails have just about hit on the head the perfect combination. The latest single from ‘The 7 Melodies LP’, ‘Beatrice Russo’, takes its inspiration from the beauty of nature in their home in Italy, and in turn, they want for their music to inspire, and indeed console, the world and its people especially in these current times of crisis.
Lucas and Elisa duet in two languages, Elisa’s soprano corresponds with Lucas’s tenor, in a song of idealised and bittersweet love. The title, ‘Beatrice Russo’, comes from the Italian film, ‘It Postino’, in which the love for the village girl of that name inspires the postman to Mario to write, using metaphors he’s borrowed from his friend, the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. There is another Beatrice who has served as inspiration, Dante’s great love and spiritual guide, from his Divine Comedy. In either case, Beatrice in the hands of The Silver Snails symbolises love.
The lyric video for ‘Beatrice Russo’ makes good use of photos of the stunning countryside surrounding Lucas and Elisa’s home. We see blossoms exploding into bloom; the moon setting over a castle; fields of sunflowers blazing as if they were the sun itself; and single and double rainbows. Additionally, interwoven between the gorgeous scenery are heartwarming family and travel shots. Altogether it’s an earthly paradise set to a heavenly soundtrack.
Watch the lyric video for ‘Beatrice Russo’ below. The Silver Snails can be found online on their official website.