Bordas is the recent solo project by musician, producer, and beatmaker Bruno dal Piccolo. Leaning into the simple, spontaneous, and homemade elements of bedroom production, Bordas fuses his lo-fi pop aesthetic with references of post-punk, synthwave, hip-hop, and jazz to create a singular sound all his own.
Can you tell us about your inspirations and creative process for 'Balance'?
'Balance' was a song written and recorded all in one day. I recorded all the instruments at home in a very simple and improvised way. Although it's a fast song, I like the way it transitions between textures and fuses two very different moments that talk to each other: the first seems like a band playing and the second a very minimalist beat. At the time I was listening to a lot of Standing on the Corner, one of my favorite bands I would say. I think it was a great reference for this song, which made me drop the others that I was working on and release the edge.
The lyrics don't mean much, I don't like to write, I just sing after finishing the instrumental and some melody and leave the message with my subconscious. I think in the end the message is about seeking balance and feeling a slight fear of being alone.
The audio that ends the song was a character created by a friend who was living with me, spending the whole day near bedtime. We have this pyre of creating characters to express something. I know it. I liked it, I beat some chords on the guitar and recorded him talking on my cell phone.
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