Nowhere , aka Andrea Caccese, has released an EP entitled Follow which features two songs in full singer/songwriter glory.
The title track “Follow” opens the album in full ambient music mode with an acoustic guitar at the forefront. It’s quiet and lush and doesn’t need fancy production to make it a powerful song, the type of track that one will want to just close their eyes and get swept away by. There isn’t much of a melody, and it certainly doesn’t follow the structure verse/chorus that many are used to hearing but that is what sets Nowhere apart from other artists. You never quite know what to expect and that brings a certain magic to Caccese’s writing style. The lyrics are also something to take note of as they are very visual and are delivered in such a way that you can’t help but feel along with Caccese.
“Gone” is the stronger of the two songs on the EP with intricate guitar fingering and a great concept of a relationship where a person is constantly getting knocked down by the other but doesn’t care because they are all consumed by the relationship. Its melody is something that is more memorable than “Follow” but both tunes are superior. The lyrics here are pure poetry as they not only convey the meaning behind the words, but are expressed so beautifully that one can’t help but fall in love with Caccese’s songwriting. “There’s a wolf in the room but I won’t get scared” he sings at one point, and at another moment wails “there’s a ghost in the walls and I just don’t care,” which perfectly encapsulates what the song is about.
If you like thought provoking, well done singer/songwriter music be sure to check out this EP.