„Blackness“, the darkness of an inner conflict – The new single from the band The Leaf

„Blackness“, the darkness of an inner conflict – The new single from the band The Leaf

Alternative Rock

FFO: Nothing But Thieves, Silversun Pickups, Arctic Monkeys

Blackness” is the new single from the italian band The Leaf, a melancholic song that begins with a wide intro in which the female voice, dark and persuasive, manifests an unbearable loneliness and finally explodes into a cold outburst in which the guitars become sharp.

The single develops on the duality of contrasting feelings, dictated by a difficult and painful separation. An anguish triggered by the need to turn over a new leaf contrasts with the irrepressible desire to retrace one’s steps and shed light on obscure events. „Blackness“ tells of a stagnation from which it is difficult to escape: uncertainties fixed in our minds, intertwined with the heartbreaking sensation of loneliness after the end of a failed relationship.

This duality, which accompanies The Leaf throughout their career, results in the coexistence of soft and light sounds and dark and biting rock impulses. After the first moments dominated by nervous drums and a melancholic bass, the song gives way to Gloria Galeno’s soulful voice, now in the foreground. In a crescendo of tension that leads to a liberating outburst, the guitars follow the voice and grow with it, passing from a comforting clean sound to a carpet of distortions that accompanies us to the end.

Blackness“ is the first track taken from their first album „Duplicity, Beings“ out on May 20, 2022 which will see the integration of their debut EP „Loop“ in which the male voice of guitarist Alessio Manni is central. Compared to the previous EP, the album will be a more complete and exhaustive work in which the concept of duality remains central and is fully explored.