“Primavera” translates to “spring”, yet many have attributed feelings of melancholy to this Ludovico Einaudi classic (incidentally the first one we arranged as Raven’s Jig). Spring is supposed to be a time of new life, a time of fresh energy. Indeed, Ludovico’s Primavera sounds exactly like what you’d expect from the beginning of a Hollywood blockbuster where the main character is reflecting on his past while the sun is ascending from the horizon. Yet, at the same time, Primavera gives off the feeling of melancholy, dark tainted feelings that we all would rather not feel. With that in mind, under Onne’s inspiration, the vocal version was purposely written, and sung with ‘bipolarity’ as a key theme in mind. The two voices represent the two stages of life: childhood and adulthood. Is it possible to be both, even when you have gone past humanity’s artificial age of adulthood? Perhaps adulthood is one big social construct. Take a look at your pet, does it still play with its toys like it used to do when it was young? It has long reached maturity, but it is not confined by artificial social stigmas and taboos like we are. Why do we keep on putting restrictions on ourselves and on others? So many questions, so much sadness, so little freedom.
Download Raven’s Jig – Primavera (off-vocal)