CASTAGNOLA, Switzerland, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — When Eric van Aro read a European tabloid report that his mother, famed Italian singer Caterina Valente, had been hospitalized following a nervous breakdown — a patently false story — he knew he had to set the record straight. So van Aro (http://www.ericvanaro.com, http://www.eraki.com), an acclaimed singer and producer in his own right, did what he does best: he went into the recording studio. The result is the new deep house track EVIL GAMES (The Tabloid Song), a searing indictment of today’s “report first, ask questions later” style of tabloid journalism.
“Tabloids have always made up stories about my family. But the reports about my mother being hospitalized were particularly damaging because they had begun to be picked up by more mainstream news outlets,” van Aro explained. “Although they were completely untrue, these stories came out just as my mother was grieving the loss of her brother, my Uncle Pietro, and our family friend Peter Alexander. It was hurtful and unnecessary.”
EVIL GAMES is a cooperative effort between van Aro and Marco Finotello, one of Italy’s foremost house music composers and producers. Though van Aro’s lyrics are at times wry — “No news ain’t good news/So the papers say/Truth don’t matter/Lies are better/A malicious game” — his message is crystal-clear: those who distort truth for the sake of selling tabloids are playing a dangerous game with other people’s lives.
An energetic dance track set to an intoxicating house beat, EVIL GAMES marks van Aro’s 4th release on the deep house music scene. Though van Aro has a strong jazz background, his albums have spanned everything from country western to world beat. EVIL GAMES, however, may be his most personal work to date.
“Marco Finotello and I worked hard to make an irresistible deep house track with a message to a particular segment of the media,” said van Aro. “I hope EVIL GAMES helps raise awareness of the damage done when lies are passed off as news.”
EVIL GAMES (The Tabloid Song) is available internationally in The Original Mix, The Radio Edit, and The Deep Mix from iTunes, Amazon, and other digital music retailers. Watch the music video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKwaIsGHGn4. Learn more at http://www.ericvanaro.com and http://www.eraki.com.
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A demonic game — but those expecting something satanic from this song will be disappointed, even if the devil did have a hand in it.
That is exactly what this is all about — the confusing headlines and tales told by the darker sides of the media, who like to loudly spread often invented, sensationalized stories that do not reflect the truth.
“Only bad news is good news” is one of the most common principles applied in the world of news. And bad news that has just been invented is then dished up as questions, giving evil flight to new rumors.
Don’t you think that’s strange?
For Eric van Aro & Marco Finotello, this is all good reason to provide a humorous musical critique, accompanied by an intoxicating house beat, of the devilish games played by this segment of the press in their track “Evil Games”, which has been met with great enthusiasm and high praise by the international house music scene.