“I’m War” is the new single from Milan-based trio The Ghibertins to be lifted from their upcoming album, “The Less I Know The Better” set for release on the 17th November via Mob Sound Records.
Hailing from Milan, the band consists of Alessio Hofmann (voice & guitar), Alessandro Fogazzi (guitar & bass) and Lorenzo Rivabella (guitar). The Ghibertins formed in 2012 and went on to release their first EP “Square The Circle” in 2015 at T-Rex Milan. The band’s debut single “Round Trip” remained in the Italian iTunes Top 10 Chart for Emerging Artists for 5 weeks. Follow-up singles included “Walk Away” and “Great Divide”. During 2016, the band won the prestigious top award at the Velvet Mag Italian Tour Music Festival, performed at the Milan Design Week Exhibition and the All Plan Folk Festival. In September 2016, the group took on jazz guitarist and arranger Alberto Turra and versatile young drummer Daniele Capuzzi, expanding their lineup.
In February 2017, The Ghibertins recorded the 11-track album “The Less I Know The Better” at MOB Sound Studio, experimenting with a fuller band sound while retaining the minimalist acoustic guitar origins of their previous work, and using the guitar case percussively to reflect the style and technique used during live performances. The album, inspired by alt-rockers Manic Street Preachers’ Award winning single from the ‘90s, mainly reflects on the same message we were once warned of and elaborates on where it left off by expressing concern and keeping firm belief in hope.
On ‘I’m War’ and the new video, the Ghibertins had this to say: “The air the band breathed was pure electricity. Shooting in Carrara’s marble cave has been one of the most exciting and thoughtful experiences we’ve ever had. In a way, you feel like you’re at the top of the world but at the same time you can’t help but feel so small and powerless in front of such a scenario. Considering the lyrics of “I’m War” we wanted to feel all these mixed and conflicting emotions in order to give our best performance on the record and on screen. What we really like about the live track is the natural cave’s reverb that is able to give an extra “boost” to the angriest song of the forthcoming album.”
The Less I Know The Better Tracklist:
03 Breathe For Me
04 Let’em Dance
05 I’m War
06 The Less I Know The Better
07 In My Hands ( A Pop Song)
08 Facing A Loaded Gun
09 Where Are We Now?
10 No Way
11 There’s No Doubt About It
12 Madness (Live in the Cave)
13 I’m War (Live In the Cave)
14 The Less I Know The Better (SPADA Remix)