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Lyric Video: Stereonoon Releases a Neo Soul and Jazz-Tinged Take on Trip Hop

Stereonoon is an Italian neo-soul/jazz and R&B inspired collective formed during pandemic-related lockdowns that features core creative duo Verona-born vocalist Anna Polinari and cinemavolt’s creative mastermind Max Tozzi paired with a rotating cast of talented Italian players. Late last year, the act released a straightforward yet vibey cover of Joe Jackson‘s classic “Steppin’ Out,” centered around a sinuous bass line and Polinari’s sultry vocals.

The act’s debut EP Yeah. And Stuff was released late last month and features guest spots from a number of internationally acclaimed musicians including Snarky Puppy’s Mark Lettieri (guitar), Matteo Pontegavelli (trumpet) and Francesco Dondi (tenor saxophone). The EP’s latest single “Inconvenient” is a neo-soul and jazz-tinged take on trip hop centered around twinkling piano, a sinuous bass line, stuttering drumming, an expressive, jazz-inspired guitar solo and Polinari’s sultry vocals. Lyrically, the song is an unflinchingly honest view of a vulnerable narrator examining herself and her longing to be someplace she feels she belongs.

New Video: Italian Neo-Soul Act Takes on a Classic Joe Jackson Tune

Stereonoon is a modular, Italian neo-soul/jazz and R&B inspired collective formed during pandemic-related lockdowns that features core creative duo — Verona-born vocalist Anna Polinari and cinemavolt’s creative mastermind Max Tozzi. The act’s debut single is a fairly straightforward yet neo-soul and vibey cover of Joe Jackson’s classic “Steppin’ Out,” centered around a sinuous bass line and Polinari’s sultry vocals. 

The accompanying visual for Stereomoon’s cover of “Steppin’ Out” is comprised of stock footage of a family — mom, dad and a very bored and sullen son — driving into New York in the late 40s for a trip on the town. Of course, despite the fact that there were countless marvels all around him, the kid is miserable. But the one thing that seems to capture his attention is The Statue of Liberty. It’s old-fashioned and goofy. 

The Italian act will be releasing an EP of original material sometime during the fall.