Saturday 29 April 2023

Finding your voice

All for Nothing on PLAYFIO's second album

As an undiscovered music artist, the journey to finding your voice and creating meaningful songs can be challenging. Rob Playford's track "All for Nothing" is a testament to the frustrations and concerns that many musicians face in the modern world. The song speaks to the overwhelming noise in the music industry, the decreasing attention spans of listeners, and the loss of appreciation for full-length albums.

"All for Nothing" is one of the tracks on Rob Playford's second album, "Arcadian Resonance," and its creation was a collaborative effort. Playford wrote the song, Claude Etienne contributed on guitar, and Adam Titmuss mixed and mastered the track. Each of these artists brought their unique talents to the project, working together to create a thought-provoking song that resonates with listeners.

The music video for "All for Nothing" features footage from the 1970s film "The Conformist," directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The film is based on the 1951 novel of the same name by Alberto Moravia, and stars a talented cast of actors from Italy, France, and West Germany. The use of this footage adds an additional layer of depth to the song, offering a visual representation of the conformity and lack of individualism that the lyrics address.

While the challenges faced by independent musicians in the modern age can be daunting, Rob Playford's "All for Nothing" is a testament to the power of perseverance and artistic collaboration. It is through the creation of such powerful and introspective music that artists like Playford can continue to make their mark in the industry, and inspire listeners to seek out and appreciate their work.

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

Adam Titmuss

Claude Etienne