Thursday, October 27, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: MAX NAVARRO - WISH

Wish
"Wish" is the 2nd single from No Belonging After Dark, the second album by the Canadian rock singer/songwriter Max Navarro, and it is one of the artist's most famous songs.

Written by Max Navarro the single, released in late 2009, was well-received at both rock and pop radio in Japan and China, giving the artist his second top 50 on the Asian chart. The single also became Max Navarro's signature song, topping fan-voted lists.

Max Navarro did not like the original recording of this song, which can be found on his debut EP "Parallel Lines" (2005) but John Paul Bellucci convinced him the song was good, and they reworked it with a new guitar line, different drum fills and different bridge. The song's verse melody closely resembles the verse melody of the song "Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen.

The song is about a fictional working class couple  who struggle to make ends meet and maintain their relationship and realize how different they were when they were young. The music video was shot in New York City but, as usual, Max Navarro and his band don't appear in it.

In an interview the Italian-Canadian rocker has thus explained the meaning of the video: "Too often life slips through our fingers and we can't really live it. So years go on but it comes a day when you realize that you don't even know who you are and who is the person living beside you."

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