This post was originally published in September 2018.

It’s an achingly wistful song, and the imagery from the video here does nothing to dispel these shadows of the past. The piano is left to speak through the muted overtones of a few simple chords, and cascades of arpeggio. The faces are both familiar, and strangely archaic, as are the isolated sounds of piano and a masterclass in string arrangement.

The dynamics follow that age-old heuristic of cinema: start slow, build the energy in waves, and after the climax, fall slowly so we don’t forget. It’s a truly mesmerizing experience and a wonderful collaboration between two creative talents.

Award winning Italian director Fabio Scacchioli creates stunning music video for Luca D’Alberto’s new single ‘Like We Were’, taken from his upcoming album ‘Exile’, out on 7K! on 5 October. This song is featured on our Rainy Day playlist.