Friday 25 September 2020

'All for Nothing' video release [Arcadian Resonance]

All for Nothing on PLAYFIO's second album

As an undiscovered music artist, it can often be hard to pinpoint that moment or reason for writing a song - although often looking back and listening helps crystalize perhaps what was the driving force behind a track. 

'All for Nothing' was born out of a desperation if you will, about the state of the world/ modern life/ materialism/ capitalism/ music industry and the sheer amount of noise out there - the inability for anyone to be heard for more a few seconds. Attention spans decrease as we consume ever more.

Part of me craves for a time when music fans would go out and buy an album and listen to it start to finish and appreciate the full story of the album - I know that will never happen again, although it shouldn't force musicians to cater to an audience who will click away in 3 seconds unless they don't like the first chord played.  

I'm very proud to have written this and all the tracks on 'Arcadian Resonance' and not in my wildest dreams would I think this possible if you'd have told me I'd be releasing a second album a good few years back.

Written by Rob Playford with Claude Etienne on guitar and the mix and master engineer was Adam Titmuss.

Adam Titmuss

Claude Etienne

Rob Playford

Video footage curtesy of the 1970's film 'The Conformist' directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, whose screenplay is based on the 1951 novel The Conformist by Alberto Moravia. The film stars Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Gastone Moschin, Enzo Tarascio, Fosco Giachetti, José Quaglio, Dominique Sanda and Pierre Clémenti. The film was a co-production of Italian, French, and West German film companies.