An Early Bird - Holding onto Hope (single)
Self-taught multi-instrumentalist An Early Bird releases his new single „Holding onto Hope“, a genuine springtime folk pop song delivering a positive message with a compelling refrain you need to listen to when in need of relax moments and good vibes "Hope is the biggest drive to our life. It makes us feel alive and challenge the world out there.“ - An Early Bird. Growing up in Naples, South of Italy, Stefano De Stefano (this is the name behind the project) cut his teeth on the Italian music circuit with a local band before going solo: the debut album „Of Ghosts & Marvels“ was released in October 2018 followed by the EP „In Depths“ in September 2019. An Early Bird has been touring extensively across Europe sharing stages alongside artists like Joshua Radin, Jake Bugg, S. Carey, Stu Larsen, Grant-Lee Phillips and Dan Owen.
The album „Echoes Of Unspoken Words“ (2020), featuring a bunch of songs of which some have been included in editorial Spotify playlists, continues a path of exploring that has progressively moved the songwriter from the early folk sounds to a richer and multi-layered sonic dimension. With the pandemic making touring impossible, this album has had a short life, so the idea to record a new one has come suddenly but with urgency. It was the hour of birth of "Diviner", the artist's third album, which was produced by Stefano Bruno and will be released in summer 2021 via Greywood Records. On this album An Early Bird stops being afraid of showing his pop side when creating folk songs. „Holding onto Hope“ is the album’s second single and a captivating foretaste of a new musical universe.
The new single is a gentle offering that brings a little bit of peace in this uncertain world full of worries and pain. There's optimism and much needed positive outlook on things which may restore or fortify your belief that whatever you're going through right now, it won't last forever and there are brighter days ahead. Isn't it so reaffirming in current climate of so much despair and negativity?