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Lemon Power Unleashes a Cinematic Soundscape with New Single 'Blackout'



Get ready to experience a musical journey like no other with Lemon Power's latest single release, "Blackout". This genre-fluid rock band draws inspiration from the Spaghetti Western scores of Ennio Morricone, creating a cinematic and eclectic soundscape that’s both captivating and powerful. "Blackout" is a six-minute epic that showcases Sere's raw, emotive vocals and masterful guitar work, blending intense basslines and dynamic riffs to craft a self-reflective narrative. Written, recorded, and produced in a whirlwind of creativity, this track is already making waves in live performances. With its relatable lyrics and grand rock finale, "Blackout" is set to solidify Lemon Power's place in the music scene. Dive into this electrifying track and join Lemon Power on their ambitious journey of independence. Listen here and follow for updates at lemonpower.band.


1. "Blackout" features a unique blend of genres and sounds. Can you elaborate on how the band's genre-fluid approach influences the creative process for this single?


We (Sere and Ale) draw from diverse influences, aiming to write without pre-defined boundaries or labels in mind. The creative process for "Blackout" was an adventurous exploration: Latin rhythms, Arabic guitar lines, Gregorian choirs, and Spaghetti-Western cinematic atmospheres all fused together. It's about embracing total freedom in our music.


2. Sere wrote "Blackout" in just one day. Can you share more about the inspiration behind the song and how it captures a moment of raw creativity and honesty?


Sere: The idea for the song came to me effortlessly, as if everything just fell into place. I started with a Latin drum-loop and experimented with the F-minor harmonic scale on the guitar, which brought tinges of Orient into the picture. When it came to the lyrics, I aimed for raw honesty. I dug into my tendency to sugarcoat my social habits and the reality of my debauched nights out. 


The band was all in when I brought the demo to the studio, and we finished writing it together. The idea started with me, but the song is the collaboration of five people.


3. The song starts with the sound of bells, reflecting the band's Italian roots and the presence of the Catholic Church. How do these cultural and religious influences shape your music, especially considering the band's queer members?


We (Ale and Sere) aren't particularly religious, but growing up with Italian roots, we were immersed in Catholic Church music and culture from a young age. Church choirs have this incredible transcendental power, and it was a blast drawing musical inspiration from them for "Blackout."

Sere: The impact of Catholicism on the queer community is a complex and broad topic that’s hard to capture fully in just a few words. In this song, we borrow one aspect: in the Catholic Church, you confess your sins to a priest seeking redemption. I played with that idea, embodying both the sinner and the confessor. 


4. "Blackout" was recorded in several unique locations, including Arch 79 studios and St Matthias Church. How did these different environments impact the recording process and the final sound of the track?


Arch 79 was our rehearsal spot, tucked under the overground train tracks. Recording the drums and bass there gave the track a raw, unpolished edge. To contrast that, we recorded most of the vocals in St Matthias Church using various mics at different distances to capture the church's incredible reverb and space. We think this blend created a unique sound.



5. The lyrics of "Blackout" touch on real-life experiences and emotions. Can you delve into the self-reflective conversation that unfolds throughout the song and how it resonates with your audience?


We see that people interpret the lyrics of this song in various ways—someone even thought it was about stalking! What excites us most is seeing how it resonates with people on different levels.


6. Lemon Power has performed "Blackout" live with strong impressions from the audience. How do live performances influence your music, and what feedback have you received from fans about this new single?


We live for live performances. Our arrangements are always evolving to create moments with the audience. The audience IS part of Lemon Power. The first time we played "Blackout" live remains unforgettable; both the audience and us were transported to a new place. After the show, someone approached us to share how we had changed their lives. For a band like us, that kind of feedback is monumental.

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