Italian composer Daniele Luppi teamed up with Parquet Courts for a new album Milano. He originally made the announcement years after the one he made in 2011 while collaborating with Danger Mouse, Jack White, and Norah Jones. Now that he’s teaming up with Parquet Courts they released one single already called “Talisa.”
The band described the song’s inspiration as a love letter to the talented high-fashion model Talisa Soto who as friends with Gianni Versace. Luppi explained exactly what they had in mind,
“For Talisa’s lyrics, Karen and I dreamed up a fantasy photoshoot, a la Antonioni’s Blow Up. We imagined a scenario where Talisa is on set in a fantastical couture creation and Gianni himself is the photographer. We wanted to capture the excitement, vibrancy and fast lane life of Milano in the 80s, draped in fashion and models, as cliché as that may seem.”
It’s spunky and up-beat and has a rock and roll feeling along with an electric vibe. They went for that 1980s vibrant Milan fashion show. “Talisa” also heavily-featured Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. This song is a 180 degree flip from their song called “Soul and Cigarette.” That song was released previously by Luppi and Parquet Courts.
Both of these songs are just teasers. The already told us that they have been working on a new album. It’s set to be released on October 27 through 30th Century Records. Milano will also feature more of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O.
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