New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Stella Diana are back with the awaited follow-up to Nitocris (2016), which inspired rave reviews. Over the course of five albums and nearly two decades of existence, the Italian combo has become recognised as one of the best shoegaze acts around, thanks to their master songcraft, their hypnotic rhythmic section and soaring, textured guitars. Hailing from Naples, they have managed to grow a sizeable international following despite having been singing entirely in Italian until 2015, and while they keep exploring new sonic frontiers, their style remains uniquely recognisable.
In this new album, '57', every song has been composed in total freedom, without pressure and without schemes, aiming to create a dreamlike, delicate and unreal sound.
In accordance with their strong DIY principles, '57' was recorded and mixed by bass player Giacomo Salzano, and produced by the whole band in their own recording studio, allowing to keep complete control over the music.
About 'Iris', singer / guitarist Dario Torre comments:
"As always happens, there is no relationship between the title and the lyrics. Iris is a vortex, a wall, a set of sensations. An elusive feminine figure suggests that perfection is represented by the number 3, but the rest of the lyrics emphasize the difficulty of communication between people."