I Lost My Soul In This Town is the second full lenght album by DIPLOMATICS. It describes how hard it is to find one's way and stay on one's feet in north-eastern Italy. This post industrial area is full of factories, crumbling and empty town centres, a foggy countryside where the only faith is in making money. Most of the songs are about feeling lost in this grey homeland, without the chance to grow and share your own expressiveness and creativity. The opening track 'Love Boat' is inspired by the band's passion for rough parties with rivers of Prosecco wine flowing through Soul music. This song is influenced by the Rolling Stones, with a Motown sound, almost R&B. This is the same mood as 'Sunshine Glow', 'Nothing But You' and 'Fill It Up'. 'You Make Me Crazy' has no room for blues, it's a straight, acidic, noisy, sick song. 'Hey Loser, You Poser!' is a glam rock song, written in one breath, pointing an accusing finger at young people too much involved in sharing selfies on social networks and blinded by vanity. 'Today' is a Brit-flavoured ballad that combines the empty feeling of everyday life with the eternal need to make noise. 'Moving On' and 'Falling Down' are probably the most representative tracks of the album, because they want to combine 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 band's mood. The arrangements on the album are remarkable: harmonica, sax, trombone, trumpet, piano and backing vocals 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: blue LP in a single pocket coverLabel: GO DOWN RECORDS | Shyrec
Repress date: March 1st 2022