Sunday Morning first formed in 1998, in Cesena, a city in the Emilia-Romagna region. Southeast of Bologna, north of Rimini. Over the last 20 years, the band has gone through revolving line-ups, experimented with genres, supported major acts, released a few albums, broken up, reformed.
And 2019 now brings us FOUR, the band’s fourth full-length LP. Made of big, open spaces and echoes from inner worlds, this album is the outcome of a journey that radically changed the songwriting, and the sound, of Sunday Morning. FOUR is the soundtrack of a road trip through the meadows of America’s Southwest, the sounds of the Mississippi moving behind you. These songs are deeper, slower, and straight to the core.
The majority of the album was written by singer and guitarist Andrea Cola, over three months spent working as an intern at the famous Esplanade Studios in New Orleans, Louisiana. Says Cola: “For the first time in my life I’m exactly where I want to be, in the midst of this thick air that sticks to your arms and to this chair, under this porch. Everything I saw and experienced in these three months taught me that there’s no right nor wrong approach in making a record, there’s only a way that works and a way that doesn’t work. And the way that works has more to do with the right mood, the right approach, and the right people than with technique.”