The lockdown in 2020 was a major turning point for bandleader and composer of Ruud Voesten. He seized the moment to delve deeper into the infamous literary work of Dante Alighieri’s Inferno.
Inferno is the first part of Italian writer Dante Alighieri’s 14th-century epic poem Divine Comedy. It is followed by Purgatory and Paradiso. The Inferno describes Dante’s journey through Hell, guided by the ancient Roman poet Virgil.
Thereafter Inferno became his main driving force and this necessitated him to review his personal connection to the capital sins. Reflecting on themes like lust, anger, and betrayal brought him a wide range of connections, motives, and emotions that he put to music.
This really inspired him to an extent it influenced his upcoming album which is slated to be released in September 2023, the first single off the album is what I have to share with you, he chose a perfect title to inform the listener of the incoming message.
The single was titled Clickbait Merchants and was inspired by the Ring of Fraud, usually from misleading information people put out just to get our attention in other to sell something else. Usually, the word Clickbait refers to the online press.
They appeal to our emotions by utilizing deceptive, inaccurate, and provocative language in their advertisements. The well-written text captures the erratic but anxious nature of these headlines. unpredictable, a touch irritable, and attention-seeking.
Although Clickbait Merchants has no lyrics, the instrumentation speaks volumes, by the help of other musicians Ruud Voesten was able to create a masterpiece. Recording and mixing by Micha de Kanter, Mastering by Wessel Oltheten at the Fattoria Musica studio (DE)
Mo van der Does – Alto saxophone
Wietse Voermans – Tenor saxophone
Koen Schalkwijk – Grand piano
Tijs Klaassen – Double bass
Ruud Voesten – Drums and composition
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