Folk duo THE PILGRIM unveil new video from « …From the Earth to the Sky and Back », the new album out this fall on Heavy Psych Sounds.

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  • 20 août 2020

Country folk duo THE PILGRIM (formed by Gabriele Fiori and Filippo Ragazzoni of Black Rainbows) share the dreamy video for « Sitting Down A Porch », the new single taken from their sophomore full-length « …From The Earth To The Sky And Back » on Heavy Psych Sounds. 

THE PILGRIM is the brainchild of Gabriele Fiori (also frontman of Black Rainbows and Killer Boogie, and founder of Heavy Psych Sounds Records). This semi-acoustic, psychedelic folk project started to nebulously take shape as a solo project a few years back, as something different than the hard-driving psychedelia and garage heavy rock for which Fiori has been so revered. Quickly joined by Black Rainbows drummer Filippo Ragazzoni, they issued their debut album « Walking into the Forest » in the spring of 2019, meeting an unexpected success among the press and fans by quickly selling out all records. 

Watch new video « Sitting Down On The Porch« 

About the video, guitarist and vocalist Gabriele Fiori comments: « Sitting Down On The Porch” is a melodic country folk song inspired by spaghetti western movies, canyons and landscapes. We decided to shoot a videoclip related to the countryside, nature and wild animals which we believe fit the music. » The video was directed by Simone Bureca.

With a refined work on production and recording, and more drums all throughout the record, new album « …From the Earth to the Sky and Back » has all the assets to meet the fans’ expectations, and more. The album was mixed and mastered by Shane Trimble (High Reeper), with a fantastic artwork designed by Maarten Donders. The first part of the record is inspired by a classic Americana vibe, while the rest of the record conjures up a sound reminiscent of Santana, The Eagles, Crosby Stills Nash & Young, Faces, Spirit, Captain Beyond and recent Motorpsycho work. The band previously unveiled a song entitled « Mexico ’84 », which you can hear at this location.

New album « …From The Earth To The Sky And Back » 
Out on October 2nd via Heavy Psych Sounds – Preorder

Gabriele Fiori — already frontman of Rome-based outfits Black Rainbows and Killer Boogie and a key figure in Europe’s heavy underground as the head of the Heavy Psych Sounds label and booking agency — was not exactly lacking for things to do. And yet, a couple years back, THE PILGRIM started to nebulously take shape as an idea for a solo-project, something different than the hard-driving psychedelia and garage heavy rock for which he’d already been so revered.

It wasn’t until January 2018 that he really got to putting songs together, but the end result on debut album ‘Walking into the Forest’ is a space-folk release with a personality unto itself. In completing the arrangements, Fiori turned to Black Rainbows drummer Filippo Ragazzoni, and as he says, “Songs came out so spontaneously and easy. I always played acoustic guitar and wanted to push further on this path. The songwriting, rehearsing and recording approach was so different from usual Rainbows or Boogie style, both to me and Filippo for drums, because all the instruments needed to be played smoothly, softly.”

With debut album ‘Walking into the Forest’, Fiori evoked a sound that is both classic and fresh, melodically rich and creatively constructed. It is a new outlet for Fiori that demands spiritual as well as auditory engagement, and an all-things-permissible sonic context that THE PILGRIM will continue to explore with their upcoming effort « …From the Earth to the Sky and Back », to be issued in the fall of 2020 on HPS Records.

THE PILGRIM is:
Gabriele Fiori — Guitars, Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Synths
Filippo Ragazzoni – Drums

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