“As kids, we always spent our long Italian summers at your side. We ignored you during winter.
We waited for you to bloom. We approached your camouflaged white in spring”
The first line is an instrumental song that introduces the story of the album The Grid Line.
Cherry blossoms usually signal the end of winter and reveal the first blush of spring.
Their season is relatively short between the opening of the first blossom and the shedding of the petals. It inspired me to write this song.
Cherry trees have always been part of my life. They are part of my first memories as a child.
I am blessed that I grew up surrounded by these huge trees, planted by my grandfather 50 years ago.
If someone would have asked me back then, what my favorite playground would be, I would have answered: “Under the blooming cherry trees”
I spent many summers with the nicest natural background for my games.
I don’t remember how many times, I just know that I embraced them with my tiny arms, jumped from their branches, or just stared at them, enjoying the sunny days.
Nothing is meant to live forever and my beloved trees were no exception. Strong wind and hard rain can reduce the blooming season even shorter.
Unfortunately, something worse happened.
They all fell down over a short time. Thunderstorms hitting the country destroyed them one by one.
They fell without recovering.
I like to think that they did not leave the ground and instead they were transported somewhere, where they can provide other children with their freshness.
The song is about one of them, my favorite one, the one with the sweetest cherries.
It’s an instrumental song because no words could describe the memory and the gratitude.
I also shot a video of the song between April and June. You can see it on my channel.
Through this video, I tried to tell their seasonal life, from flowers to fruits.