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Singer-songwriter Old Fashioned Lover Boy will be sharing 'Modern Life' on the 5th of March; the second single off his upcoming album which will be released via A Modest Proposal Records. The upcoming LP will be Old Fashioned Lover Boy's first release since his 2016 debut album, Our Life Will Be Made Up Of Simple
Things, which contained the breakout hit, 'Oh My Love' which racked up over 200 thousand streams on Spotify and was included in influential playlists such as Fresh
Finds and as part of DEMOSITE on FatCat Records with further support from tastemaker publications like Clash
Mag, Ones to Watch and Spill Magazine. Old Fashioned Lover Boy has shared stages alongside the likes of Paolo
Nutini, Hurts, Andy Shauf, Micah P Hinson and Scott Matthews and has been fortunate enough to complete an extensive 100-date tour across Europe
with Gibson providing guitars on the UK leg of the tour as well as a couple of performances in Italy. He also promoted his solo set with a short three-day tour in Tokyo, Japan.
Alessandro Panzeri decided to release music under his new moniker, Old Fashioned Lover Boy. Surrounded by music his whole life as his siblings all play instruments, but it was only when he arrived at university, that he truly started to approach music in a different way. At the age of 18 and with no professional experience, he started writing his own music and became more interested in the music scene of Italy. Currently based in Milan, Alessandro Panzeri made it his main priority to play and promote indie and rock music in the city he was born, Naples. After significant contributions, Panzeri decided to move to Milan in 2013 and radically changed his approach to music, shifting from his indie rock roots to a singer-songwriter perspective. After releasing his first EP in 2014, 'The Iceberg Theory', he travelled and performed all over Italy, steadily growing a local following. With the release of his debut album, 'Our Life Will Be Made of Simple
Things', he gained the attention of fans abroad in the UK and in the USA as the lead single 'Oh My Love' was spreading across the world.
Old Fashioned Lover Boy has since shifted his acoustic guitar dominated sound to focus more on piano-driven melodies complemented by soul and RnB elements. Drawing from a vast array of soul and folk influences from eclectic acts like Blood Orange, Frank Ocean, Daniel
Caesar, Local Natives, and Dirty Projectors, Old Fashioned Lover Boy's sound can be compared to acts like Bon Iver, Tom Odell, Ryan Adams
Morrison. He manages to perfectly blend jazz, soul, folk, and funk as he guides each genre in a harmonious dance, allowing each element the spotlight it deserves, without dominating over the other parts that make up his layered soundscape.
The follow-up single to 'I Pray', Old Fashioned Lover Boy's 'Modern Life' is a melancholic ballad that criticizes the way we as a modern generation connect with each other using technology. Composed by Allesandro Panzeri himself and produced by previous collaborator Marco
Giudici (Any Other, Leude, Generic Animal), 'Modern Life' sees Old Fashioned Lover Boy channel his love for jazz by incorporating subtle production elements and tender instrumentation. His crooning voice is complemented by a laidback beat, piano chords and lead by intricate but understated guitar picking.
On his latest release, Old Fashion Lover Boy comments, "It's a song that makes me have fun; I always want to play it, it makes me want to move, to dance. Inside I put so many RNB influences and I mixed them with my infinite passion for the 60s, for The Beatles
and for George
Harrison. It's the song that 2 years ago I never imagined to produce and that now makes me think that I could not produce music different from this."
"Veering from jazz to folk, pop to lo-fi abstraction, his work has gradually found an audience online."- Clash
"With "I Pray
" featuring a gorgeous piano score with comforting hints of jazz, Panzeri's soft crooning ties the luscious track together." - Ones To Watch
"Modern Life" shows his delicate, warm soulful vocals, the r'n'b vibes, the evocative mood and the grace of composition."- Son Of Marketing