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LISTEN: Max Allard, “Fiori”

Jan 14, 2022

LISTEN: Max Allard,

Artist: Max Allard
Hometown: Chicago
Song: “Fiori”
Album: Odes / Codes
Release Date: January 21, 2022

In Their Words: “I wrote this tune for our next-door neighbors, the Fiori family, on the day they moved away. It was bittersweet because they had been wonderful neighbors and friends. They were originally from Italy, and for a long time I thought their name meant fire, but I later learned it means flowers. In September of 2020, they left Chicago for someplace sunnier and warmer. I couldn’t blame them, but we knew we would miss them. The tune itself is written with a ragtime sensibility. Scott Joplin was an early influence for me, and I think his style rubbed off on me in some ways. It’s one of the more upbeat tunes on the album but still has melancholic harmonies and melodies.” — Max Allard

Photo Credit: Evan Sheehan

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