Title - Days Of Carefree Living
Artist - Rome 56
For those not in the know, the brand new 2022 album from NYC-based singer-songwriter Arthur Lamonicaís outfit Rome 56 is loving chock full of the effectively catchy and smart tunes he is known for (having begun with his CBGB-era band The Shirts, penning their biggest hit Tell Me Your Plans).
Here on the brand new twelve-track Days Of Carefree Living, an album that was actually recorded pre-isolation but ended up becoming the homespun affair it is now thanks to the lockdown, the recording took place mostly at his home.
In principal a duo, with Arthurís wife Kathy Lamonica contributing keyboards and vocals, the band will be touring again in 2022 across New England and the UK/ Europe, particularly the Netherlands where Arthurís songs remain as popular as ever.
1. Days Of Carefree Living
2. Dirty Money
3. Platinum Girl
4. The Girl From Outer Space
5. Stranger On A Train
6. As I Stroll Through The Night
7. A Happy Man
8. On Portobello Road
9. Coffin Song
10. The Lime Cafť
11. In This Place
12. Itís Raining in Paris
This free flowing work of musical art opens on the alt-rock of the title track Days Of Carefree Living and the Americana-rock of Dirty Money and then brings us the delightfully jaunty pop-rock of Platinum Girl, the jangling guitar hipsway of The Girl From Outer Space and then comes the gently frenetic Stranger On A Train and the countrified As I Stroll Through The Night.
The European-imbed storytelling within A Happy Man is along next and the scenic foot-tapper On Portobello Road and they are in turn followed by the languishing balladry of Coffin Song, the vibrantly effective The Lime Cafť, the album rounding out on the Dylan-esque In This Place, coming to a close on the delightful, mid-tempo pop bounce of Itís Raining in Paris.
Rome 56 - Platinum Girl (Official Video)
Rome 56 - Itís Raining in Paris (Official Video)
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