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Doppelgänger is the first official release from Ferro Solo. It is also the account of just one of the several uncanny accidents that happened to my emotional, delusional and unwise alter-ego named Fernando, whose story I will try to tell in a musical feuilleton that will unfold as one song follows another, if you just bear with me of course. This cycle of tunes will not obey to any Aristotelian rule about unity of time, action and place. After all during the course of the last 30 years I've been told repeatedly that we're living in Post-postmodernist times and this must be own my way of adjusting to the zeitgeist, I guess.

This studio version of Doppelgänger belongs to the notorious Bunker Sessions, during which I've been recording a fair share of my songs with the help of some of my best friends. Somebody, perhaps Jean-Luc Godard (but I might be wrong here), used to say something along the lines of "you make films with the people you love": Well, I modestly think the same can be applied to music. When your friends also happen to be incredibly talented people such as those who are listed below, you just have to count your blessings and thank your luck. If this tune does not grate on the ear it's just because of them: The Fernandos, my patient, loving and dynamic band. Hear them for the first time on Doppelgänger, as they help me deliver my rough and naked tale in ways that I could have never dreamed of.
Grazie,
Ferro Solo

lyrics

DOPPELGÄNGER
(lyrics)
I drove her to the airport that day
The kind of thing I used to do for her
So filled with doubts about myself
She was the only one to make me feel alright

She sent me videos from her hotel room that night
Her naked body under water and cold light
Those things meant so much to me
But I guess something happened overnight

Who would have thought you'd fall so fast
into the arms of a stranger
I used to think that I knew you girl
Now I'm stuck with a doppelgänger
Stuck with a doppelgänger
Here she comes
She's the doppelgänger

Next day she got her fancy dress on
A working gala in faraway French town
She said "I’ve met someone he's just right
He's so special, he's way out of sight"

Was I being put to the test?
I lost my temper and I lost my faith that night
I said "Baby, do I have to worry now?"
She said "We've got bigger problems, it's alright"

Who would have thought you'd fall so fast
into the arms of a stranger
I used to think that I knew you girl
Now I'm stuck with a Doppelgänger
Stuck with a doppelgänger
Here she comes
She's the doppelgänger

She said "Baby, everything must change
Some things are crazy, these things are just strange"
But even though we were never about romance
Do you really think you've ever given our thing a chance?

Went to collect her at the airport
The kind of thing I used to do for her
The door opened and finally she walked out
But I guess something was different now

Her eyes and smile I could recognize
I thought it had to be the same girl
But something changed in the way she greeted me
All of a sudden she was cold and distant

I had to beg just to get a clue from her
She was acting like she never met me
She said "I gotta back to my man"
It turned out she had different plans, somehow

Who would have thought you'd fall so fast
into the arms of a stranger
I used to think that I knew you girl
Now I'm stuck with a Doppelgänger

Who would have thought you'd fall so fast
into the arms of another stranger
I used to think that I knew you girl
Now I'm stuck with a doppelgänger
Stuck with a doppelgänger
Here she comes
She's the doppelgänger

The Doppelgänger
The Doppelgänger
The Doppelgänger

credits

released June 20, 2016
CREDITS
Ferruccio Quercetti: Vocals, Guitar
Also featuring:
THE FERNANDOS
Francesco Salomone: Drums
Davide Montevecchi: Bass
Sergio Carlini: Guitar
Riccardo Frabetti: Guitar
Andrea Rovacchi: Percussion

Music and lyrics by Ferruccio Quercetti
Produced by Ferruccio Quercetti and Andrea Rovacchi.
Recorded by Andrea Rovacchi with assistance from Gabriele Riccioni at Bunker Studio (Rubiera – RE)
Mixed by Andrea Rovacchi at Bunker Studio (Rubiera – RE)
Mastered by Davide Barbi
Artwork by Francesco Polcini
Cover photo: Giovanna Eliantonio
FERNANDO RECORDS (2016)

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Ferro Solo Bologna, Italy

My name is Ferro Solo. Since 1996 I've been playing in a band named CUT, from Bologna, Italy. In 2013 I've started writing songs on acoustic guitar again. I wrote a few and I thought I might as well play them live and perhaps record them with a little help from my friends. These songs kept me alive in a moment when nothing was making sense to me anymore. I hope you will like them. ... more

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