“A Single Day” is the new album by Sergio Cammariere. A precious and inspired record containing thirteen previously unreleased tracks born of the happy partnership between the singer-songwriter’s piano and Roberto Kunstler‘s pen. Songs that take the listener on a journey without place or time, because by definition music and poetry know no boundaries.
It is once again love that takes center stage in Cammariere‘s new work, but the sentiment is immersed in a broader context, seeking an awareness in which the particular tends toward the universal, amid persuasive jazz notes and engaging Latin rhythms. This fascinating investigation of feelings opens with “A Single Day,” the title track of the album, and recounts the encounters of a lifetime, the hopes and dreams sometimes shattered by the passage of time. But also how, in reality, all existence can be traced back to a single day: the succession of that eternal moment that is the present. The tolling of time and the deep meaning of love are also found in the sweet melody of “Water in Water,” one of the most evocative songs in the collection, which gives way to the tender dedication of “Something Then Will Come” with its story that does not fear eternity, to the melancholy poetry of “And You Become Truer,” to the dreamy air of “Of You I Need.”
But if passion moves and gives meaning to everyone’s life, it is also true that it can severely hurt us. Thus Cammariere sets to music the bewilderment of an abandonment, the pain of a separation in “E puoi chiamarmi amore” and “Se tu non mi amerai,” in the saudade atmospheres of “Una carezza assente,” in the restless verses of “Valzer di Chimere,” in the never-quenched hope of “Come un fuoco mai spento.” Instead, it is the result of the lockdown “The Flowers Speak,” a tango written in the months of the pandemic: in the surreal silence of those days, it is nature that makes its voice heard while man seems only a discordant note in the universe, responsible between wars and destruction for forgetting his union with the Earth and that fundamental sense of belonging to it. Dragging the listener toward lighter atmospheres is the swing of “Colorado” with its cheerful and surreal verses, and again “Queen of My World,” a Buena vista social club divertissement that is accompanied by the video clip written and directed by Cosimo Damiano Damato.