After releasing a string of bright and uplifting indie-pop ditties around this time last year, London-based singer and songwriter Martino Gasparrini aka Parachute Words now makes his eagerly-awaited return with the release of his bold and summery new offering ‘Sunshine!!’
But while things may seem bold and uplifting on the surface, ‘Sunshine!!’ is more of a call to recognise the global warming disaster that is on the horizon. Wrapped up in a light and euphoric indie-pop bubble, the lyrics make us think more about the state of our planet and what we really need to pay more attention to.
Speaking about the new offering, he said, “In many ways Sunshine!! is a very personal song, even though it does not have anything strictly autobiographical in it. The song is about global warming. It might not seem obvious at first, but that is the point. The idea that the sun is shining bright is usually taken as a good thing, with it meaning that it is a nice warm day outside. The sarcastic chorus “The sun is shining always brighter” is a play on that, since with climate change the fact that it’s actually getting hotter is a rather alarming thing.”
Watch the video for ‘Sunshine!!’ below.