Gab De La Vega Debuts ‘I Still Believe’ Video

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Singer-songwriter Gab De La Vega debuted the video for his latest single over the weekend.

De La Vega debuted the video for his new single ‘I Still Believe‘ Friday.  The song is featured in his recently released album Beyond Space and Time.  The song is the album’s third single, behind ‘YYZ,’ the album’s most recently released single, and ‘Perfect Texture.’

De La Vega’s video for his latest single features him performing his new single in a backdrop of an empty warehouse and recording studio.  That footage is coupled with De La Vega making his way around his hometown of Brescia, Italy, leaving notes that state simply, ‘I Still Believe.’

De La Vega had the following to say about the video:

“The video was shot way before the album came out,” he said. “I filmed this with Bradley James Allen in May 2019 and it was meant to come out in the Spring of 2020 as a third single off the new album, following “Perfect Texture” and “YYZ”. The plan was to launch this single to promote the solo, acoustic tours in between the full band ones. When everything went south due to the Covid19 pandemic, I decided to wait and release it when I felt it was a better time.”

The song’s musical arrangement is a minimalist presentation that features De La Vega performing solo with just his guitar.  The arrangement in question is a subdued work.

The lyrical theme featured in De La Vega’s new single is meant to deliver a positive message, according to De La Vega himself.

“It’s a song of hope, a song about the faith in the future, the need to keep making the world a bit better day by day and the trust in the power of the young to rise to the occasion when it comes to do the right thing and take back their own future, not only ours,” he said. “As a kid I remember growing up feeling disheartened by the lack of trust the older generations had in us. Every generation struggles between right and wrong, good and bad. In the times we’re living in it’s clear that important changes must happen. Whether it is for social justice, equality, human rights, climate crisis or animal rights, I think that we’re facing so many questions that need proper answers. It’s up to us to do what is right and it’s up to who will follow to carry the torch.”

“I Still Believe” is a powerful phrase, it captivates the song’s message,” added De La Vega. “That’s why I thought it was a good idea for the video to write an open letter and deliver it to the people of my hometown Brescia, in Italy.  That’s the city you see in the video and those are some of the places that mean something to me, for a reason or another. People from Brescia will definitely recognize them.  Being “I Still Believe” a song about hope, I think it has even a deeper meaning now that the worst phase of the Covid19 emergency has passed. Brescia, along with Bergamo, was one of the cities that suffered the most in the early stages of the pandemic.  I couldn’t know back in 2019 when we shot the video, but now that I watch it again and see those familiar places and I remember the way we all felt here during the crisis, I feel like a part of me now is singing this song for my city, wounded but not defeated.”

More information on Beyond Space and Time  and De La Vega’s new single and video is available along with all of his latest news and more at:

 

Websitehttp://gabdelavega.bandcamp.com

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/gabdelavegamusic

 

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