What’s real, GAB DE LA VEGA – Beyond Space And Time LP
Gab De La Vega – Beyond Space And Time is available at Bandcamp.
by Walter Price
Italy’s Gab De La Vega is a fascinating singer-songwriter. With his movie-star looks and Frank Turner meets Ian Broudie-esque delivery, this performer is a hidden in plain sight gem. And his LP, ‘Beyond Space And Time’, released just before the pandemic, is a sign-of-the-times beauty that wears its conscience on its sleeves. A modern folk-alt-rocker that has as much to do with classic storytelling as it does with angst-ridden worldly and humanitarian commentary.
And as a gateway track check out “Perfect Texture (feat. Nicola Manzan)”. An examination of the conundrums of the false realities we get stuck in on social media. “…it’s easy to take a quick glance at a person’s life through the lenses of social media and think they are having the greatest of lives, when in fact they are not as shiny as they look. The comforting flawless surface of this post-truth world we internalize deteriorates the connections to the (real) world and to the people in it. It leads to loneliness, social anxiety, fear of judgment and gets us involved in a perpetual chase for easy distraction and interactions based on instant gratification.”, the songwriter explains.
You can check out the Back to the Future nod film, below.
Artist photo by Jaden D
Perfect Texture film
Director: Bradley James Allen
Co-Director: Gab De La Vega
Second Unit Director/Cinematographer: Jaden D.
Music and Lyrics: Gab De La Vega
Labels: Epidemic Records; Backbite Records
Publisher: F&M Feral Media
“The album “Beyond Space And Time” has been recorded and mixed by Simone Piccinelli at La Buca Recording Club in Montichiari and mastered by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Jeff Rosenstock, Gouge Away…) at The Atomic Garden Recording Studios in Oakland, California.” – youtube blurb