Slowly Slowly & Luca Brasi Team Up On A Split 7" Each Releasing An Acoustic Track

L-R: Tyler Richardson (Luca Brasi), Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly). L-R: Tyler Richardson (Luca Brasi), Ben Stewart (Slowly Slowly).

After selling out the pre-orders of their limited edition, split 7" release 'Slow Learner / Yossarian' (including an exclusive t-shirt and bespoke, speciality-roasted coffee beans) within minutes last week, Slowly Slowly and Luca Brasi have released both acoustic tracks digitally.

And don't fret if you still want in on the physical front, with a further merch drop planned in the coming days.

The collaboration came about when Luca Brasi vocalist Tyler Richardson and long-time friend, Slowly Slowly's Ben Stewart planned to get matching tattoos some years ago.

"We ended up getting different ones," admits Tyler, "me the plunger, Ben the cafetera. Both tattoos were done by Jordy Hooper, who then did the artwork for the front cover of the 7"."

Ben adds: "Tyler and I had been sharing song ideas with each other, bored in iso. We are both very similar – it's so funny how you can take away our livelihoods and creative outlets, but we'll always find a way.

"The idea just kept growing, right until the point we had teamed up with Padre to release a coffee blend called Godfather Brew, specific to my love of Italian kitsch and Luca Brasi's origins as a name taken from 'The Godfather'."

On 'Yossarian', Tyler explains: "I've been on and off writing songs about the novel 'Catch 22' for years. Start a dumb idea, then stop. Big dreams of a concept album. . . one day.

"But for now, this tune is about Yossarian from the novel and his outlook on life; as bleak or as sensible as you take it."

On 'Slow Learner', Ben says: "This song was recorded in about 15 minutes in my bedroom at home.

"It's about giving from a place of emptiness and how it always ends badly. We added the cello by Eileen Sparks in the mixing process, just for a splash of colour."



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