Carlo Capobianco Wants To Pray To You

The Winnipeg popster balances the prison of desire with the freedom of loneliness.

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Carlo Capobianco worships at the altar of love in his sultry single and video Pray To You — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

“This song was a concept I had imagined several years ago,” the Winnipeg pop singer-songwriter shares. “I was in the depths of a heartbreak, and the person I felt closest to almost felt as far away. I ended up having them spiral in my head forever, and I really did feel as if I had a sense of devotion to this person.”

That reverence not only inspired his new synth-infused, dance-floor seduction; it also serves as the basist for Capobianco’s forthcoming release of the same name, a seven-song strong EP centralized around themes of heartbreak, loneliness and unrequited love. For Capobianco, the cohesive passion project could not be more personal.

“Lyrically, I wanted to make sure that all of my stories somehow connected together,” he says. “I was sure to keep a consistent theme of production throughout the album — not allowing it to tip too closely to the ’80s, or too closely to modernity. That said, the ’80s were definitely the biggest influence on Pray To You.

He admits finding a producer for the title song proved more difficult than expected. For Capobianco, the ability to juxtapose the prison of desire with the freedom of loneliness was the key to the song — and the hardest element to explain to prospective creative partners. Luckily, Adam Fuhr of Winnipeg’s House of Wonders studio understood the assignment completely; together, the pair masterminded Pray To You.

“I shopped the lyrics for a year, and found no one,” Capobianco reveals. “Everyone had turned the song upside down, and couldn’t nail the lonely yet freeing idea of the song; it was either tacky pop or unfamiliar trap-influenced instrumentals. None of it was me. By this time, even my own idea of the song changed. Before, it was a slower, piano based idea, and eventually it turned into a darker dance track.”

Watch Pray To You above, hear more from Carlo Capobianco below, and catch up with him at his website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.