The Beautiful Girl (La Bella Ragazza)
Hope you are having a good day. It's been pretty hectic over here with some long flights, keeping up with emails, writing some new music, exercising, blah, blah, blah.
So. The single off the album La Bella Ragazza (<<YouTube sample) is now available on iTunes and Amazon Music. It's pretty exciting to finally have it out and to start sharing our music!
I have had some people ask about the song and its title though. It translates to 'the beautiful girl' in Italian, because let's face it- this sort of thing sounds cool in Italian.
But I'd also like to give a back story:
When I was living in Canada, I had met a Bella Ragazza. As time passed we got to know each other and we had fallen in love. Or so I thought.
As things would have it, the tide of life pulled us apart. She moved away for work and I had to move on and carve my own path. This is when I finally realized for the first time, that the longing I felt, that emptiness, where every cell in my body ached to be with her- that was true love. To miss someone at that magnitude was to me, pure and unplugged affection.
Yes, the song is bright and happy in its mood. Perhaps this is a reflection of the time I spent with this girl, or how I thought I would feel if we were together again. Maybe it is what I felt when the beauty of this true love was revealed to me amongst the dark loneliness. Most likely a combination of these things.
It feels a bit new to share all this on a blog post, (but the album title is New Beginnings so I suppose it's only appropriate.) If you have read this far, thank you, and if you have listened to the sample or downloaded the track I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I hope you have a great rest of the day. Please be kind to others, and I will try my best to do the same.