By Will McGuirk
I miss Okkervil River, waiting for new tunes but Fabrizio Cammarata is a fair substitute. The Sicilian singer/songwriter last put out an album in 2011, "Rooms", and has released an EP in the interim. But he is touring still. He will be playing a few times at the Cameron House in TO over the course of Canadian Music Week. "Long Shadows" will feature on his upcoming album due November 2018.
Cammarata says on his website, the song features “total solar eclipse of memory. Two young women. They look alike… but not quite. It’s as if one was the idealized version of the other, the real one: in black and white, she’s naked, in the wild, like an angel, perfect. In color, she’s in a household context, where she can be smiling, crying, yelling at you, violent, let down. It takes a moment to understand. It only takes a total eclipse inside yourself.”