June 3, 2021: Today, R.Y.F., the project of Italian artist Francesca Morello, announces her new album Everything Burns will be released on September 10 via Bronson Recordings. With the announcement, R.Y.F. shares the new single and music video “Cassandra,” which was directed by acclaimed theater company Motus (MDLSX, Panorama, NELLA TEMPESTA), and stars actress Silvia Calderoni (Sky TV series Romulus, Gucci’s “Ouverture Of Something That Never Ended”, Jonathan Nossiter’s “Last Words”). Pre-order Everything Burns HERE
Watch “Cassandra” music video via YouTube HERE
Stream/purchase “Cassandra” HERE
Everything Burns is R.Y.F.’s first foray into electronic music, and an homage to a period of explosive creativity and inspiration. With the pandemic forcing musicians off the road, Morello found herself at home working less with a guitar and more with synthesizers and drum machines, instruments she had long admired in avant-garde bands like Moor Mother and Special Interest.
Frustrated by the government’s lack of support for artists and seeking a creative community, Morello auditioned at the internationally-acclaimed theater company Motus, and began writing songs to pitch the group’s upcoming production. At the same time, Morello’s label, Bronson Recordings, called to ask if she was working on an album. “I said no, but I am working on this other thing,” says Morello.
Morello advanced in the theater and began work on the album she would name after the English translation of the play, Tutto Brucia (“Everything Burns”). She wrote every note and lyric in two weeks and completed the recordings under the supervision of multi instrumentalist and musician Bruno Dorella (Ronin, OvO, Bachi da Pietra) in two weeks more. “It was really fast and really special. For the first time in 20 years, I finally felt free to let everything inside me come out,” says Morello, “There was no plan. It was like a work of inspiration that was burning inside of me.”
First single “Cassandra,” originally written for the play, is both dark and disco, a party song evocative of Morello’s new wave, post-punk influences like New Order and Le Tigre. “I think that women need to raise their heads, as Cassandra says in the tragedy, and be proud of themselves,” says Morello, “We need to be a little bit crazy and out of control sometimes. It’s time to take the powers back.”