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WATCH: Anthony D’Amato, “When I See You Again”

Jul 27, 2020

WATCH: Anthony D'Amato,

Artist: Anthony D’Amato
Hometown: Blairstown, New Jersey
Single: “When I See You Again”
Release Date: July 3, 2020

In Their Words: “I originally wrote this song as a closer for the Social Distance Happy Hour, the weekly livestream series I launched when touring shut down. A lot of my catalog tends to explore darker themes, and it felt like I needed something more hopeful to end the shows with, something to remind folks of how sweet it will feel to hug their friends or go to a concert without worrying about spreading a deadly disease. While I was in the process of mixing the tune, I came across a really striking photo of two kids getting ready for school during the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak. They’re both wearing masks and staring straight into the camera, and I knew right away that it needed to be the cover art. The video is similarly built out of historic footage from the Prelinger Archives and I hope it can serve as a reminder to folks that, as unprecedented as our current situation feels, we’ve been here before in many ways, and it’s up to us as a society whether we want to listen to the science and learn from the past or bury our heads in the sand and repeat our mistakes.” — Anthony D’Amato

Photo credit: Vivian Wang

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WATCH: Anthony D'Amato,
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