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VALENCIA MUSIC…’GASLIGHT’…THE NEW SINGLE FROM STARLITE CAMPBELL BAND

Renowned for their unique sound, distinctive songwriting and beautifully produced recordings, European and British blues award nominees the ‘Starlite Campbell Band’ release their exciting upbeat new single ‘Gaslight’.

Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell were based in the Valencia region for a good number of years and were very much part of the Valencia music scene too. Indeed, they had a state-of-the-art studio in the Valencia area. Eventually, they moved to Germany with their renowned studio and they are currently based in Lisbon, Portugal.

‘Gaslight’ is the third single taken from their highly anticipated forthcoming album ‘The Language of Curiosity’…to be released on the Supertone record label on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Written in response to fake news, gaslighting facts and the blurring of truth by people in power around the world, Starlite and Campbell have created an upbeat rocking retort intended to vent the spleen, cleanse the soul and put a feel-good bounce back in your step by calling out the telling and selling of lies.

Gaslight is available to buy, download and stream on September 3, 2021.

Gaslight is straight-up early ‘70s British rock ‘n roll featuring a rich Motown-esque groove from Starlite on bass, good-time Wurlitzer electric piano from the Italian stallion Gabriele Del Vecchio and a foot-tapping four-on the floor groove from Steve Gibson on drums.

Many have been struck by Simon’s fabulous and unique slide guitar playing style. Known to play slide on his custom National ResoRocket Steel guitar as heard in debut album ‘Blueberry Pie’, he opted for a much grittier tone for this song bringing into service the mighty vintage Gibson Flying V; his first-ever guitar given to him by his parents for his 18th birthday. With the aid of a ceramic slide, Campbell creates a series of cheeky melodic riffs and a solo that adds a sense of slightly drunken roots-punk to the overall feel of the song.

The video for Gaslight was filmed by artist and videographer Amanda Naughton based in Lisbon, Portugal. Suzy explained “It’s really important for us to collaborate and work with people who understand what we’re about as storytellers and artists. When we sent Amanda The Language of Curiosity she really loved what we had created musically and was buzzing with inspirational visual ideas for the music video which worked perfectly for all of us.”

“The questioning of one’s perception of reality and sanity through gaslighting inspired the imagery and techniques used in making the video. Slow motion scenes with things being smashed to the sound of distorted guitars and crashing cymbals, all set against the enchanting backdrop of Portugal’s blue skies felt like a perfect psychological and visual fit.” explained Amanda.

LYRICS

Gaslight, telling me lies
Selling your lies on me
Gaslight, telling me lies
Getting your highs on me

You’re a fake news filibuster
Now I’m micro-dosing on air
The Great Pretender – a Starke affair
A knight without a horse – rides on and on and on

Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo

You’re a gangster talking glory
A front-page headline story
You pick your moment, a coup d’etat
The revolution drags on and on

Woo hoo hoo hoo hoo

You’re a paranoid invasion
A renegade machine
Trade in cigarettes and coffee cream
The revolution goes on and on and on

Report by ’24/7 Valencia’ team

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