Title track touches on the sensitive topic of people's fears about social contact, which have peaked due to the current pandemic, lockdowns and social distancing.
Italian singer-songwriter JATA (aka Gaetano Russo) presents his debut EP under this moniker via Seahorse Recordings, released on October 1.
With a sound influenced by Depeche Mode, Planet Funk, Almamegretta, Blonde Redhead, Arcade Fire, Editors, Interpol and Block Party, JATA essentially reinvented his sound In the process of writing and recording this EP, exploring the use of electronics and early sampling technique, in a mix of pop catchy groove and harmonies.
Earlier, he presented the title track 'Crazy Game of Phobias'. With a particular Depeche Mode-flavor, this is a statement on the phobia about social contact that has developed throughout the current pandemic, lockdowns and social distancing rules.
JATA explores one of the most negative effects generated by the pandemic - the phobia people hav developed about social contact, stemming from the distancing rules and lockdowns, not to mention constant media hype. His lyrics emphasize the need to reclaim our greatest and most significant human trait - the need for socializing and contact.
Taking us on a captivating electronic journey between the 80s and the present day, 'Crazy Game of Phobias' is a sonic springboard, from which you can explore one or more destinations of positive rediscovery, resilience, personal and collective rebirth - inherent human traits that can be drawn to the surface through a path of sensation and atmosphere.
"The EP's leitmotif starts with the current pandemic and the changes this new era has brought to the world. With its huge global impact, this crisis has encouraged me to think about how unstable and unpredictable our life is and how important it is to have the right approach to change," says Gaetano Russo.
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