With lyrics that revolve around science and innovation, Andrea Pizzo and The Purple Mice pay tribute to two very important figures in the history of the world, Hedy Lamarr and Alan Turing, in their latest double single titled “Bombshell”. The title track acknowledges Hedy, co-inventor of a technology that later contributed to the development of Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
and an iconic actress in Hollywood. The B-side of the single “The Ballad of Alan Mathison” recognizes the AI inventions of Alan that prevented catastrophe from befalling England and Europe during Nazi rule. While many remain oblivious to their roles, the thriving of modern generations can be greatly influenced by their groundbreaking contributions…this single sees Andrea Pizzo and The Purple Mice giving them their due recognition and recognizing their indelible impacts on history.
The title track, “Bombshell” is a dance-flavored rock masterpiece that starts with a deep, bass-driven beat that lays the foundation for the ensuing synth-heavy and intricate instrumentation backed by soul-stirring lead vocals. As the track progresses, the sawtooth synth leads blend harmoniously with the driving melodies and rock percussion to create a full-blast sound that resonates deeply. The lyrics are raw and honest, and they are sung with a clear devotion to the themes that run through them. A dedicatory tone comes alive the more the song progresses, as Andrea Pizzo and The Purple Mice honor the significant contributions of an often overlooked heroine of her time.
“The Ballad of Alan Mathison” is a brilliant contrast to the title track; it enters with a stripped-back, piano-driven mellow tone, with raw male and female vocals allowed to thrive over the gentle, subtly filmic arrangement that wraps itself around the lyrics like a warm embrace. Evoking a sense of unpredictability, the track then unfurls into a vibrant, punchy, and rock-fueled melody around the 1:27 mark, complemented by the immensely expressive vocals.
There is a sense of despair, resilience mixed with uncertainty, a resounding call for peace, and the need for the war to end. And it is here that you can feel the weighty contributions of Alan in deciphering the code to stop an impending London bombing during the Second World War. As the song nears its end, it reverts to the soulful, noiseless piano arrangement just like it began…echoing a profound silence—a testament to the peace achieved.
Listening to these tracks, one can’t help but appreciate Andrea Pizzo and The Purple Mice for crafting such a poignant and timely tribute.
This double single is already streaming on all the major platforms globally and already has over 185K streams on Spotify alone!
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