Fabiana Palladino Shares “I Can’t Dream Anymore’

Fabiana Palladino Shares new single “I Can’t Dream Anymore'
Fabiana Palladino photo by Josh Renaut.

Fabiana Palladino releases “I Can’t Dream Anymore” the latest single taken from her self-titled debut album which is out on April 5 via Paul Institute/XL Recordings. “I Can’t Dream Anymore” is released today alongside a music video conceptualised by Fabiana, directed by Josh Renaut and Caroline Waxse. It places Fabiana aboard Radio Caroline ship – the world’s most famous pirate radio station during 60s and 70s – where her sense of longing exists in her isolation as she broadcasts out to the world. This week, Fabiana Palladino will make her U.S live debut at SXSW, performing at the British Music Embassy showcase and headline the Gorilla vs. Bear showcase. She returns to the UK for her debut headline tour.

Speaking on the new music and forthcoming album, Fabiana Palladino says:

I wrote “I Can’t Dream Anymore” in a period of the first lockdown where I was staying up too late, writing songs for the album alone and the intensity and unreality of everything started to affect my sleep…I realised after a while that even when i did sleep, I wasn’t really dreaming. Everything felt very surreal and it reminded me of when i’ve been in the aftermath of big changes, those moments in life where everything shifts and you have to reconfigure yourself.

The track has this very insular feeling at first but opens up into something more emotional and direct as the song goes on. We leant into that with the production, we wanted to make it borderline melodramatic, like a power-ballad. There’s real heartache in not being able to dream anymore, not being able to imagine a future or remember a feeling from the past so I didn’t want to shy away from the big feelings in the lyrics.

I listened to the shipping forecast for comfort during the time of writing the album. I found it relaxing but it was also a kind of escapism for me. The isolation I was feeling felt more romantic when I listened to it. I’d be playing this imagined, isolated version of myself out to sea, completely alone but connected to others by broadcasting my radio show from the ship late into the night which is how I connected with Radio Caroline for the video. A theme across the album is connection and disconnection. It’s something I’m fascinated by and the video represents it in a way which feels specific to “I Can’t Dream Anymore”.

Palladino’s self-titled debut album features – previous singles “I Care” with Jai Paul and “Stay With Me Through The Night”. Made in the wake of the end of a long relationship, it’s an intimate record that sees Fabiana Palladino confront complex questions about love, loneliness and normativity in relationships. The album features performances from renowned musicians and close friends including Paul Institute co-founder Jai Paul, her father and legendary session bassist Pino Palladino, brother and Yussef Dayes bassist Rocco Palladino, renowned drummer Steve Ferrone and strings from Rob Moose.

Fabiana Palladino
Fabiana Palladino
Paul Institute / XL Recordings

1. Closer
2. Can You Look In The Mirror?
3. I Can’t Dream Anymore
4. Give Me A Sign
5. I Care
6. Stay With Me Through The Night
7. Shoulda
8. Deeper
9. In The Fire
10. Forever

Fabiana Palladino 2024 Tour Dates

March 12 – SXSW at British Music Embassy showcase at Down Right Austin at 8:50pm (U.S. Live Debut)
March 14 – SXSW at Gorilla vs. Bear Showcase at Seven Grand Austin at 11pm
May 16 – The Great Escape (Komedia), Brighton, UK
May 23 – Village Underground, London, UK
May 25 – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow, UK
May 29 – The Cellar, Dublin, IE
May 30 – Rough Trade Bristol, UK
May 31 – YES, Manchester, UK
July 26 – Latitude Festival, Suffolk, UK
Aug 18 – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK
Aug 24 – Rally Festival, London, UK

Order tickets HERE


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