Classic, addictive, real, transcending, non-conforming, bold, brave and unapologetic, fierce and persistent, “Turn the Lights Out” reminds me of what pure love feels like. Like: the feeling of when you see your parents dance together for the first time, barefoot and young minded in the carpeted living room, curtains tied back and windows cracked to let the fresh summer evening breeze swim inside your home to wash over the surface of hot and sticky skin perspiring from Memorial Day heatwave, record player spinning a 12″ original pressed “Outstanding” vinyl, your father getting carried away from his signature 2-step your mother would tell you in stories in childhood that made her knees weak, and forget to lower the heat on the BBQ grill, leading everyone to gut-rippling laughter, knowing good and well nothing so small could impact the connection shared anywhere prior to this moment. Not convinced yet? Take a listen for yourself.
Anthony Flammia held his Love Day album release party for his latest record, Ups & Downs, last night at Pink Elephant Club; featured guest appearances by Eleven11, Tess, John Dep, and Remy.
My scream was mountainous. I continued to fall onto the cold concrete, let my phone slip from my ear, and roar into the eternal sky. This wasn’t happening. It couldn’t have been. My dad was still on the other end of the call, pleading with me to dry my emotions on my sleeve, asking if…