For anyone who has been enjoying the mysterious multi-worlds of Dark Materials on their tv screens then this third single, ‘Cittàgazze’ from Mawpit will light up your interest and provide you with a new soundtrack for the programme. ‘Cittàgazze’ isn’t just inspired by Dark Materials it actually follows the story of Lyra and Will as they meet in the seaside city of Cittàgazze, fall in love only to then be separated in alternate universes. Singer / lyricist Cait found inspiration from the lovers' promise to meet in a botanic garden to feel close to one another. (I hope this has not been a spoiler for anyone)
The texture of the guitar notes within the opening of the track is so enticing and a great way to pull the listener in, ‘Cittàgazze’ is a dirty grungy rock track with menacing guitar riffs and cymbal smashing from the drum beat. The lyrics are full of raw emotion which mainly runs with grief and hurt, Mawpit have shown an ability to mould someone else’s vision and stamp their own DNA all over the concept. More and more we continue to be impressed with Mawpit music and this new offering won’t disappoint.
Written by Kess Anthony