In the interest of “catching up”, since this site’s been on an indefinite hiatus for the past however long (2 years+), we thought it might be a sound idea to invest some time in something we’ve had on repeat for a while.
Astronauts, etc. is a project led by Anthony Ferraro, keyboardist in Toro Y Moi’s touring band, but clearly a super writing talent in his own right. ‘I Know‘, is a track which demands attention, despite never ramming itself down your throat. Acoustic guitars, poetically combine with delicate piano turns in the verses, but it’s the dreamy chorus that is the selling point here. The embellished bass lines skirt around simple drum patterns, with Ferraro’s irresistibly fragile vocal timbre, elegantly filling in the gaps, as he croons “I know you’re right / just hold me tight“.
To summarise, this track is a gorgeous example of simple songwriting, performed with utmost precision, with a heart of pure gold. Listen below, and get acquainted here.