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Song Premiere: "Strange Desires" by Corniglia

9 January 2018

Corniglia; Photo courtesy of Corniglia

Corniglia is an ethereal, psychedelic indie pop duo from Perth, Australia, comprised of Chloe and Matt. Their self-titled debut album comes out today, January 9th.

Matt, the primary songwriter, works as a physio, where he is privy to the sort of deep self-reflection that people seldom share openly and honestly. He listens to confidences regarding the most fundamental aspects of health, life, and the passage of time. In these profound circumstances, to his surprise, some are at peace, but many more are not — the time has gone too quickly, they are not ready, it was not enough and they want more. Matt listens and gives them care.

“This idea that a lot of people aren’t that happy in their later years and watching people dying early does make me question how we live our life.”, Matt reveals.

There is a dark and somber beauty suffusing all of the music the pair produces. It is the layers of sinewy texture overlaying the tracks. It’s in the lyrics that paint abstract portraits of these impressions. It’s in both Chloe and Matt’s voices. Chloe lends her artistic strength, as well as her voice to the band. She was raised to adolescence in Italy, before moving to Australia and continuing her creative studies.

Corniglia is a respite from and a reflection upon the very peculiar world of Matt and Chloe. The two not only write and record all of the music, but also create all of the art and all of the videos for the project. It is an endeavor that is entirely DIY, with all of the artistic output, naturally with the help of family and friends who help them realize their vision.

The Big Takeover is delighted to premiere the beguiling “Strange Desire”, a briskly up-tempo number that remains emotionally hazy due to Chloe’s wistfully downcast vocals, as times entwined with Matt’s vox, and reflective lyrics.