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Ron Gallo Shares 'White Christmas' Cover

Trying to box Ron Gallo up is like trying to clutch water in your hands.

Ron Gallo Shares 'White Christmas' Cover

Trying to box Ron Gallo up is like trying to clutch water in your hands. He doesn't think you fit in a box either. On a lifelong chase of himself, and a 3-year long tour, he found it frustrating at times too. "Everything in life flipped so I took a year off to figure out what I was about all over again, what I really like. I felt like I was living in some world I built based on 2% of myself, I got really down, then really burnt out. what about the other 98%?" One day it's orange, next day mint green, today he's looking for a utility vest in a hardware store, tomorrow he's buying yellow pants in the women's section of a thrift store. He can't sit still, his moods are wild but always returns back to a childlike, optimistic center. "That's me! my only constant is that I'm all over the place" and so when it came time to make music again - he wanted to figure out how to make music like this, music like him.

This stems from a period of self-embrace - tastes, colors, joy, the ugly s, growing up outside of philly on 90's hip-hop, top 40, candy, skateboarding and video games, living now in his own house in Nashville, a place where he feels mostly alien. Last fall, he started REALLYNICE.world - a creative outlet that started as a place for him to just share thoughts and whatever he was into and has since morphed into a digital festival and a clothes line.

"Making this new stuff felt like color-blocking, like if it was a shirt it would have a yellow left sleeve, orange right sleeve, green mid-section, pink pockets and a white collar, no metaphor. Might not make sense, but that's a shirt I want to wear right now."

Gallo wrote and started recording these songs during a three month period of self-isolation last summer when immigration forced him back to America from Italy where he planned to stay with his now-wife, and collaborator, Chiara. After a trip around the world, mostly spent living and recording in Italy, 9 months later he finished these recordings in the same room they started during pandemic self-isolation working remotely with Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective) who provided additional production and mixing. "Now and then feel oddly similar. I want to be one of the people at least trying to make people happy as the world goes through some major growing pains".

Listen to the cover of "White Christmas" here:


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