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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.

Tracklist

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1. Free fall

03:21

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

04:48
 

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

04:03

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

04:25

"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]

Total runtime

16:37

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