Americana Highways presents this song and video premiere of “Florence in the Fall,” a song from Louis Emory and The Reckless Few’s forthcoming EP, Love Italy, due to be released October 21. Love Italy was produced by Bob Boyer and Tim Lynch; co-produced by Louis Emory and Shelly Yakus; mixed by Bob Boyer, Tim Lynch, and Shelly Yakus; and mastered by Alan Douches.
“Florence in the Fall” is Louis Emory on acoustic guitar and vocals; Bob Boyer on baritone guitar, bass, drums, and percussion; and Tim Lynch on piano and organ.
The video was directed and edited with videography by Raeanne Wright-Emory with technical consultant Geoff Arbuckle. The video tells the visual tale of missing beautiful Florence, Italy that the song expresses. Watch the beauty and the longing float past in turn, and let yourself feel the urge to occupy new and wondrous spaces. Louis Emory’s songwriting captures the sense of feeling stuck in place and reaching out for another environment to inhabit.
“Florence in the Fall” was written after we shot all of the other videos in Italy. We had been home for barely a month and I was already deeply missing all the things that I have grown to love about being there with my family. Prior to the trip, I had this nagging feeling that the EP wasn’t finished – like I needed to write one more single. So, one morning – with all this longing in my heart – I picked up my Taylor and the song just came to me. Divinely inspired, it’s a manifestation in a lot of ways of what our life could be.
The story of the music video starts with “Firenze,” one of the other songs on the EP. When it was time to create a music video for “Florence in the Fall,” we looked through everything we had shot for “Firenze” and got creative. We knew it needed something more, so Rae (my wife) suggested we do a shoot in Troy, where we live. It was a dreary, upstate New York winter day – our first day free from COVID and quarantine – and she captured me playing the song on the steps overlooking the city. We converted the footage to black and white to create even more distinction from the warm, dreamy images of Florence. It really helped to emphasize the feeling of being stuck, wishing you were somewhere else that lives in your memories. — Louis Emory