Vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Marcio Novelli is set to embark on the next chapter of his career with the release of his sophomore full-length later this year, but not before giving a heart-felt sendoff to everything that has gotten him here. The release of his self-produced EP The Reimagining, Vol. 1 is set to take place on March 31st – a project that Novelli has been wanting to do for a while now. We’re here to give you a small taste of what his EP has to offer with the exclusive premiere of “Remember Love (Reimagined).”
“Remember Love” is a very special song to me – it’s a reflection of the evolution of affection and how it grows and changes over time from obsession and infatuation into something much deeper and more meaningful. Despite this transformation, it’s essential to remember the passion that formed the attraction in the first place. Although I wrote this song in 2011 – a year after my wife and I married and shortly after we suffered a devastating late-term pregnancy loss – I find it ever-lasting in its relevance. The video represents the need to allow space for personal growth in order to grow together. Just as the song has been stripped down and reimagined, I recut and reimagined the original music video to represent the EP’s theme that everything old is new again.
The Reimagining, Vol. 1 includes seven tracks from this pop rock artist’s entire discography that have been stripped down and built back up again to create beautiful acoustic renditions in which Novelli performed every instrument and wrote every lyric. The EP acts as the perfect bridge between Excuse and his upcoming sophomore album, commemorating his past endeavors while giving us insight to what lies ahead.
This EP is something I’ve wanted to do for a while – stripped down versions of my songs that closely resemble the mood and style they embodied when I first wrote them. While my albums tend to take you on a bit of a roller-coaster ride of emotions representative of the mood fluctuations I experience in a day, this EP is what it sounds like when my day fades to night – I put the kids to bed and pick up my guitar to soothe my restless soul and melancholic heart.
I first hit the studio in October 2014, picking back up in Spring 2015, completing all acoustic guitar parts and vocals. After a year and a half of putting the project on the back-burner, I returned to it in Autumn 2016 and breathed new life into the songs by composing piano and string arrangements for every song which elevated the recordings from simply acoustic versions to something entirely new that can stand on its own. I completed the EP during a long break in production on my new album when I was reconsidering whether or not to continue making music. I can now say that this process reignited my love for music and reminded me of the reason I write songs.
Below you will find the exclusive video premiere of Novelli’s “Remember Love (Reimagined),” an acoustic ballad that is sure to tug at your heart-strings.