There is a hilarious juxtaposition on the album The Three of Us by Parachute Words (the solo bedroom project by Martino Gasparrini). It’s between his lyrics and the delivery. His music is often soft and full of solace. It often feels playful and warm. His lyrics however don’t share the same comfort and warmth. He sings about division, existential dread and turbulent relationships.
He opens with a highlight entitled “The Three of Us Part 1.” It’s catchy due mostly in part to the vocals. His delivery is so effortless and serene but works so well with the song. He sings, “The three of us are hurting each other / The two of us don't like one another /And she's here and she's gone / I haven't seen I haven't done / Hold on tight it’s going to be a bumpy one.” It could work as a lullaby.
“Curtains” is more upbeat and rocks out a little bit more. It’s a solid song but the production was a little too lo-fi for what he was trying to accomplish here. The next highlight is “Circles” which has a ’50s pop feel to it.
As the album progresses there were a number of catchy songs including “Blood,” “Higher” and “Dive.” He seems to save the best for last with “The Three of Us Part 3.” This is a great example of the aforementioned juxtaposition. He sings, “The three of us are hurting each other / The two of us don't like one another / And I don't like you now /And I don't that she will be here for me.” It also happens to be one of the best written songs with a good vocal performance.
My suggestion to Gasparrini is to try and get out of the bedroom and into the studio. I think with better recording quality some of these songs would shine a bit more. That being said I think he has a cohesive foundation and has a good amount of talent. This is a great start and hope to hear more soon.
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