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Airplane trail

My debut EP

The ballad of the expat
The journey of a lifetime

The cover of the album. A man falling
the logo of my studio named "Up at the second floor". The logo is an audio mixer placed in a diamond like shape

What is "The ballad of the expat"

The ballad of the expat is a poignant collection of four tracks that narrate my journey as a dad and as an expat, capturing the essence of cultural transitions, being away from home, the struggles of building a new life from zero and the universal emotions that connect us all. Allow me to take you on the journey of a lifetime, from Italy to Scotland.

Written, recorded, and mixed by myself in my home studio named 'Up at the Second Floor Studio,' and mastered by the incredibly talented Danilo Rossi, I hope you'll enjoy dancing with me, the ballad of the expat.


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1. Free fall


Free Fall delves into the vulnerability and liberation that accompany stepping into the unknown.
It captures a moment of profound introspection, self-discovery, and the courage required to take risks in the pursuit of one's dreams and aspirations.

[Misty clouds of pristine snow. It's all so small to even bore. Hang on reality an fall]

2. The ballad of the expat


This song wants to express the emotional landscape of becoming an expat, candidly exploring themes of loneliness, anxiety, stress, and the inherent instability that accompanies such a transformative journey. Through evocative lyrics and a soulful melody, the song captures the essence of the difficulties faced by those who embark on the path of expatriation, providing a deeply resonant narrative that speaks to the challenges and emotional nuances of this profound life change.

[A new world, new challenges to face. I left with a single bag 'cos dreams take no space]

3. The end of the tunnel


The End of the Tunnel is a chronicle of my professional journey.
From a challenging workplace and sleeping in a 32-bed hostel room, to a better life and a house together with my family.
The song captures the grind, triumphs, and constant effort, symbolized by a metaphorical tunnel of challenges. It's a musical narrative of resilience, growth, and the satisfaction of overcoming obstacles.

[It's like the long run, the one that no one wants to run. It's like the long run, we're always lucky in someone else's eye]

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4. For Scotland


"For Scotland" is my musical "thank you" to our new home—a place that generously embraced and warmly welcomed us.
A profound sense of gratefulness made song.

[It wasn't easy but I'm here now, I'm building my own future every chance I get. It wasn't easy but I'm here now, and I still can't believe]

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