Place a Belfast-born folk-singer-songwriter into Italy for the summer and what do you get? The answer is an uplifting, pop melody that transports us into ‘Dolce far niente’ – the sweetness of doing nothing. “Italian Dreams” is that song, from the pen and studio of Robb Murphy.

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With a distinctly 60s vibe, “Italian Dreams” evokes a gap-year summer of fun, sun and love. Thinking of hitting the road once prom is over? This is the soundtrack for your journey. Even if proms and gap years have long since been consigned to the dim and distant past, the nostalgic, Beach Boys-infused tune brings them slap-bang back to today.

The song was recorded and produced by multi-instrumental vocalist Robb on acoustic guitar and piano, with Kevin Carlisle on drums, Dave Bennington on trumpet and bass and Rick McKee electric guitar. The enchanting animated lyric video was created – appropriately enough – by Italian artist Marco Burani.

Robb’s advice for anyone who is just starting out with music reflects his creativity:

“Love what you do, create what you are proud of, don’t get too influenced by other current music, and write / play as much as you can. If your music happens to catch a few ears along the way that is great, but for me it is secondary. Music is a good way to express creativity and to meet like minded people so just keep at it and rewards will come!”

“Italian Dreams” is available for pre-release on iTunes and releases a week later in all other stores. You can also find a bit more about Robb and his music (and pick up a special edition unreleased track too!) here.

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