Alex Genadinik is a singer-songwriter who places a strong emphasis on classical lyricism. His style is a sort of cross between the poetry of Russian tunesmiths, Okudzhava and Vysotsky, and the roadworn storytelling of American icons like Cohen and Dylan. His latest single, Michelangelo, draws inspiration from the painter’s seminal piece, The Creation of Adam.
The famous painting shows the hands of God and Adam reaching toward each other. Genadinik takes this image and uses it as an allegory for love and personal connection; eschewing its religious connotations. The lyrics are a highly poetic expression of admiration for one’s lover, but also sneak in some clever references to painting, and Michelangelo himself.
Genadinik employs a backing band to flesh out the song, which takes a folk-rock / classic rock form. The energy of the track reaches a crescendo during the last chorus, after which the band drops out leaving Genadinik to deliver the beautiful, last stanza.
Michelangelo is a brilliant and inspired piece of poetry. While paying homage to such a universally adored painting, The way that Alex Genadinik takes such a universally recognized image and translates the scene into a modern love song shows immense creativity and a determination to produce highly unique art. You can learn more about this single on Genadinik’s website.
BELOW: Listen to Michelangelo and connect with his website and social media platforms. Please support Alex Genadinik by visiting him online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing his music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!
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