TUNE Malihini - Hopefully, Again
NEW SINGLE – HOPEFULLY, AGAIN
DEBUT ALBUM – HOPEFULLY, AGAIN (OUT 08 MARCH 2019)
Italian lo-fi pop duo Malihini (Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo) have released their new single 'Hopefully, Again' along with details of their debut album of the same title. Their debut album 'Hopefully, Again' was produced by Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Darkstar, Ghostpoet) and will be released 08 March 2019 via Memphis Industries.
The woozy and intimate 'Hopefully, Again' ushers in a conversation between circling lovers – Federica taking the first verse, Giampaolo the second, the two combining for the redemptive and addictive “Love is coming back” chorus.
“'Hopefully, Again' is about when you’re first really into one another”, explains Giampaolo. “When you try to be someone, as seen through the eyes of the other. It's about flirting, and the moment when you come back from the slowness of depression, you dress up and you’re ready to confront with the fastness of love/life again".
Their name may mean ‘newcomers’ in Hawaiian, but Malihini deal exclusively in the music of lived experience and time-honed emotional intelligence, their disarming musical universe never less than distinctive, yet resonating with a confessional, modern European pop sophistication of a kind elsewhere purveyed by the likes of Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jose Gonzalez and Our Broken Garden.
Listening to the ten co-written songs that grace Malihini’s exquisite debut album, 'Hopefully, Again', can sometimes feel like eavesdropping on a couple’s intimate emotional dialogues, such is the ingenuous honesty of the duo’s writing. Yet combined with their minimal, yet opulently textured arrangements), crammed with subtle melodic hooks and an embarrassment of earworm choruses, they transform the personal into the universal with a delightfully unforced eloquence.
Malihini’s debut album ‘Hopefully, Again’ is released 08 March 2019.
Malihini are Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo.