Photo: Gareth Kay
Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
First starting as a duo in 2012, when Alfredo Salvati and his brother lived together in London, having played music together since they were six years old, Colourshop was revived under the guidance of a one-man band. As Alfredo’s brother moved to Spain to venture a different path, the solo artist has continued to graft in the music scene he fell for.
‘Northern Lights’ is a testament to how great the band is, even with the halved members in it. Having toured uncharted lands such as Russia, Latvia, Denmark and Poland, listeners will become drawn to the array of sounds in this calming story that unfolds in their ears.
Although recorded in his home studio in London, being mixed and mastered by Ian Barter (Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith), the sounds that radiate out of Salvati’s latest release bring a world of harmonies together, extending to a place much further than just the cramped streets of England’s capital.
Admitting to being lovestruck by the beauty of the northern lights, which he saw dance before his eyes a few years back, Colourshop explains that the song aims to replicate the sounds they imagine the aura of the northern lights would produce.
When asked what the song was about, Salvati added: “A sudden, impulsive decision to embark on an adventure: go to see the northern lights. Pack and go without too much preparation. Just the urge to explore the immense, virgin Scandinavian landscapes. While pacing myself through the untouched nature, I do discover things I had not known about myself: taking the courage to break out from your comfort zone can lead to extraordinary discoveries."
“New routes are sometimes more difficult to find, it's yourself you might find when you try.”