Alexandre Canale Parola is a Tours, France-born, Paris-based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and creative mastermind behind the solo, indie rock recording project Comett. Founded back in 2005, Parola has released four full-length albums and a handful of singles and EPs with Comett, including last year’s The Ghost Inside Me, which amassed over 500,000 streams.
Parola begins the new year with “Peace of Mind,” the first bit of new material since The Ghost Inside Me‘s release. Written during pandemic-related lockdowns, “Peace of Mind” reveals a subtle sonic shift. While still centered around shimming and looping guitar, seemingly influenced by Radiohead, the song features atmospheric synths paired with decidedly Latin rhythms.
Interestingly, at the song’s core is a world-weary narrator’s desire to achieve the titular peace of mind in a mad, mad, mad world. While that may seem lucky and rare, it’s a desire and hope many of us are desperately clinging to during these desperate times.