Welsh Avenue is the musical project of Texas-based pianist, singer/songwriter, and alternative electro artist Mark DiLillo. He’s just released a brand new single called ‘Come Back Home’, and it’s truly everything that you need in your life right now! A beautifully composed and assembled little number, ‘Come Back Home’ allows Welsh Avenue to showcase his exceptional piano playing abilities as well as his incredible knack for storytelling. Working with producer and friend Scott Morris, DiLillo is beginning to change and reshape his overall style and soundscape – and it’s an incredibly exciting thing to hear! Drawing on inspiration from a wide range of artists, the likes of Twin Shadow, Toro Y Moi, Passion Pit, The Beach Boys, and Three Dog Night, Welsh Avenue has crafted a stunningly unique and individual sound that we at Indie Top 39 believe will undoubtedly stand him in good stead going forward.
‘Come Back Home’ is a beautiful, haunting little number. A cracking tune from a seriously talented artist. INDIE TOP 39
What does the song mean to you?
The song is about when someone you are close to starts walking down a dark path. You can’t make their choices for them, but you can only love them through it. Introspectively, the person’s point of view is future me, as I’m at how I am now versus where I want to be.
Who do you hope the song resonates with the most?
It might resonate with anybody who has lost a close relationship or even a person. For example, I have had friends whose children struggle with mental health and have even OD’d or self-harmed, which partly inspired the song.
What are your favourite lyrics in the song?
“You came to the ocean and I helped you cross cause you couldn’t float, so why you tryna eat when all you can do is choke?” They highlight the need for community. We can’t do much in life alone, which is why we as a society should focus on community.
When did you realise that music is what you wanted to do?
In college I was invited to play a grand piano at a banquet. It had been a year since I had taken lessons and I hadn’t practiced much so I just improvised the whole time. It was mostly classically inspired, since that’s how I was trained. From then on the writing bug grew, and I wrote a few classical songs before I started making beats.
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