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. And here it is again, this time serving as the perfect foundation for Summer Fiction‘s song “Chandeliers.”
“Thoughts remain, feelings unspoken. A moth to flame, walking on broken glass.”
Swirled among cotton candy harpsichords and pocket-comb harmonies, “Chandeliers” tells the story of a young girl’s coming of age to glorious effect–the very same theme that underscores the breadth of Summer Fiction’s debut album.
Written by singer/songwriter Bill Ricchini while riding the Philly subway to and from work (and recorded almost entirely in his bedroom), you’d never know it came from anywhere but those two girls sitting at the summer camp piano.
And that’s why we like it so much.