London based, South African alternative singer songwriter, Giulio Beltramo has released a new single,“Wearing Down My Soul.” The track instills confidence in himself following frustrations of heartbreak.
“Wearing Down My Soul” tells the story of feeling so in love with someone that you feel like you’re flying, but they drop you as if there was no history at all. Serving as the first release from his upcoming EP, Giulio sings of the frustrations associated with knowing your worth, but not finding the one to reciprocate quite yet. However, Giulio chooses to not only acknowledge the moment of pain, but to learn and grow from it. Instilling the confidence in himself that he deserves, Giulio provides listeners with a boost in morale and hope for what’s to come in “Wearing Down My Soul.”
More info about Giulio Beltramo
From the outset Giulio Beltramo has been influenced strongly by the alternative music genre, in its allowance of expressive lyrics and more explorative melodic and harmonic composition, coupled with his classical music background and fascination in the arts, Giulio presents a multifaceted body of authentically unique music. Giulio has been steadily growing his audience and fan base, and sits eagerly on the cusp of the release of his fourth body of work. Giulio Beltramo’s debut EP The Whole Half Story is going to be released on the 26th of March 2021. You can pre-save the EP HERE.
Giulio Tells The Story Behind “Wearing Down My Soul” (The Song)
“Friday the 20th of September. 11:45pm. She finally stops shouting at me. The silence sat so evidently I could hear the whispers of the engine cooling down.”
“Five, six, seven odd moments pass and still nothing. Both our heads angled so stiffly forward the mere twitch of a muscle would have resulted in a neck spasm. My grip so tight I found myself indenting fingerprints into the steering wheel. Feet shaking on the dormant pedals.”
“Her lips sat apart. Quivering as the last few burst of rage exited her body. And with every breath she exhaled, the words she had burned into me stung ever so much more.”
“PAUSE! I feel I ought to clarify one tincy wincy preconception you might have had. No! This is not your bog standard heterosexual rom-com breakup scene, I am in fact otherwise inclined and she had No romantic inclings towards me What so ever anyhow! (Okay, back to the story though)”
“The silence was broken by the shuffle of her feet against the car’s felt floor mat. The door opened. My eyes had started dancing around their sockets not knowing where to look, creeping with all fathomable effort to get one last look. But my neck abstained, holding its forthright position with stubborn fortitude.”
“Slam. The door shut. Awkwardly louder than usual. Not in dramatic proclamation, but because she had forgotten about the last pumps of adrenaline through her arms. Also, because she probably forgot the weight of a pretty average car door.”
“My hand shakes on the keys. Switch. Balance. Press. Accelerate. Too much. Screech! The tires scream as they fight the floor. My cheeks blister crimson red. Thank god for the mask the night light gave me.”
“And just like that, a mountain shrinks to a molehill in the reflection of my mirrors. But the thumping in my heart certainly does not follow suit with the pit in my stomach becoming an endless abyss.”
“In all this chaos, disbelief, and utter numbness my lips fathom the courage to proclaim, in a moment of unexpected introspection, that “these shoes are in control, and it’s wearing down my soul”. This is the beginning of the whole half story.”
Giulio The story behind the “Wearing Down My Soul” Music Video
“I feel as an artist and a person, that I have finally managed to work through the feelings I experienced last year and when I wrote the piece. Thus with the release of The Whole Half Story and the new music video for Wearing Down My Soul, I wanted to approach the situations with a warm and humorous heart.”
“2020 was an absolute whirlwind that no one anticipated, it was a very hard year. But with a new year, I have learned so much and the hurt and upset that I once felt when writing the piece has now blossomed into a stronger, more honest and open relationship with myself and the ones I love.”
“In the video you will see one continue shot, walking down the street I live on. The place where I dealt with my feelings, where I have spent so much time, willingly and unwillingly (due to the lockdown) so I wanted to video to be an homage to this. We shot it at sunrise and I also think the metaphor of a new day and the rising sun fits so perfectly with what I am trying to say.”
Watch the music video for “Wearing Down My Soul” below
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