It took almost 6 years and a global pandemic that forced to stop Eliana touring around Europe to find the time to work on a new studio album.
The resonance of her 2015’s previous studio record, called Electric Woman, had created quite a buzz around the whole of Italy and Europe, thanks to a winning formula of slick guitar playing, powerful Hard-Rock tunes and inspired songs, making the talented Italian artist one of the most loved guitar playing in the Old Continent.
Most fans have been asking Cargnelutti for quite a while when she would have released a brand new studio record and surely, given the extreme time of the world that we are all living now, musicians included, the Italian guitarist might have thought that this was the right time to channel her artistic focus on working on a new record.
And what a very interesting new album this is. Cargnelutti’s new record is called Aur and, unless you are an Italian living in the North-East (where the artist herself comes from) of that beautiful country, it might take a while for you to work out that the word, in the local dialect, it means “Gold”, just as the album title may hint to, written in bright yellow on the cover.
Aur is most certainly a record that sees a significant growth not only in Eliana Cargnelutti as an artist but also as an individual. Lyrically, the album shows a lot of maturity in its overall context, pointing often to topics related to passion, fear of abandon, anger and hopes, all feelings coming sooner or later in everyone’s life, at a certain point.
It is important to highlight the fact that Cargnelutti has self-produced the new record, something that has given the Italian guitarist a lot more freedom, stylistically speaking and that confidence to measure herself with new ideas and new sonic direction.
Buy the album here: https://elianacargnelutti.bandcamp.com/album/aur-2