MALTUS – “ABSOLUTE STRANGERS”
For Emanuele Delli Cicchi, songwriter, producer, and all-around mastermind behind alternative pop project Maltus, dualities loom large across both his life and music.
First and foremost, the Italian-born Delli Cicchi will likely point to his self-proclaimed “double life” working by day in International Public Affairs and crafting the songs that comprise Beyond Flash by night. As a student, Delli Cicchi began commuting between Rome and London, letting both cities strongly influence his imagination and various roles in bands as a guitarist and keyboard player. Now claiming residence in both cities, Delli Cicchi formed Maltus out of a sprawl of interests: a love for Beck and Damon Albarn’s work, quoting television monologues (Beyond Flash‘s name comes from a famed Mad Men line), and observing the many social and political changes that come with being a European today.
Second single “Absolute Strangers” is both universal and personal for Delli Cicchi. According to Delli Cicchi, the song deals with “the ups and downs in a relationship, with the two people involved feeling extremely close or absolute strangers.”
Release Date: September, 2019