I Lost My Soul In This Town is the third album by DIPLOMATICS. It tells the hardly way to find your bearings and keep standing in the north/east of Italy. This post industrial area is full of factories, crumbling and empty urban centres, foggy country where the only faith is in gaining money. Most of the songs are about feeling lost in this grey homeland, without the chance to grow and share your own expressivity and creativity. The opening track “Love Boat” is inspired by the passion of the band for partying hard, with rivers of Prosecco wine flowing in the soul music. This song is influenced by The Rolling Stones, with a Motown sound, almost R&B. That’s the same mood of "Sunshine Glow", "Nothing But You" and "Fill It Up”. “You Make Me Crazy” has no space for blues, it is a straight, acid, noisy and sick song. "Hey Loser, You Poser!" is a glam rock song, it has been written in one go, pointing an accusing finger at young people who are too much involved in sharing selfies on social networks and blinded by vanity. “Today” is a ballad with a brit sound which combines the emptiness feeling of everyday life with the everlasting need to make some noise. “Moving On” and “Falling Down” are probably the most representative tracks of the album, because they want to put together rhythm & blues, funk and soul with the dark atmospheres of urban punk. “Lost” “town” and “soul” are the keywords of this work, so the title is a perfect recap of the mood of the band. The album’s arrangements are remarkable: harmonica, sax, trombone, trumpet, piano and chorus help to create the right sound for each song.
DIPLOMATICS - I Lost My Soul In This Town
- Artist: DIPLOMATICSTitle: I Lost My Soul In This TownFormat: orange vinyl LPLabel: GO DOWN RECORDS | Shyrec
Release date: February 2017