Though the calendar tells us the coldest, darkest days of winter are still ahead, we’re still feeling warm and sunny thanks to one of the best tunes we’ve discovered this year: Summer Fiction’s “Chandeliers.”
We’ve been a fan of Bill Ricchini (a.k.a. Summer Fiction) since we introduced him and his sunshine pop song, “Chandeliers,” back in August.
“There’s something about that simple ‘Heart And Soul’ three-chord piano riff, heard on every summer-camp piano since time immemorial, that gets us every time,” we said.
We talked of “swirled among cotton candy harpsichords and pocket-comb harmonies,” the kind of textures that make “Chandeliers” a song that can’t help be played time and time again on the MP#.com sound system. Combine that with delightful coming of age lyrics — “Thoughts remain, feelings unspoken. A moth to flame, walking on broken glass” — and you have a nearly perfect pop song.
We’re looking forward to more of Ricchini’s work — all written on the Philadelphia transit system and recorded in his bedroom studio — in the months to come.