“Picturesque” is the new album by Italian emo hardcore band Amalia Bloom, a wide-ranging work in which the band finds a new balance between melody and harsher sounds. A record dedicated to their beloved yet suffering city, an outlet with which the band gains momentum and reacts to the last two years spent in isolation.
This album sees the light among the places that inspired it, trying to paint its true essence. Vicenza is a small Italian city, characterized by majestic architecture and a cumbersome history, that often suffers from its own limitations and unexpressed potential. The lyrics imagine and reconstruct the events of everyday life: on an ordinary morning, in the middle of a crossroads, a woman suddenly falls off her bike, all the present people react differently and in some ways each song focuses on a different character.