ÆSTHETIC WILL – “AFFECTION”
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“Trying to drink from the bottom of Niagara Falls”. This is how the Milanese band Æsthetic Will describes their sound when asked.
And the suggested image gives a good idea of what they’re at: starting from a pure and indescribable need for artistic expression that is dedicated to the ‘here and now’, the band uses post-punk and new wave as a starting point, to launch themselves into experimentation.
Their lyrics explore human contradictions, chase forbidden desires and shout phrases from Dadaism, “as if they were written on Delacroix or Rembrandt canvases with bright pink paint,” the band explains. ‘What Do You Say?’ is a journey through the waves of music, in search of an answer to existential questions, equipped with an aesthetic will: “A will that does not attempt to find definitive answers, but rather one or more solutions to questions addressed to one’s unconscious self” explains the band.
Æsthetic Will are Alex Fasolo (guitar, synthesiser, effects, backing vocals), BlackWing (lead vocals, lyrics), David “Dr. Shimmer” Rosenfeld (bass, six-string bass, backing vocals) and Kev (drums, percussion, pads).
“Affection” is the first single excerpt from debut album What Do You Say?, due out in January 2023.
What Do You Say?
Release Date: January 2023