Gli Incubi di Freud’s latest musical venture, “E poi non ridi più” (And Then You Don’t Laugh Anymore), unfolds as a captivating carnival of sound and satire. Led by the versatile Joshua McFarrow, the band masterfully combines infectious beats, clever lyrics, and a whimsical melody to craft a sonic experience that beckons listeners to immerse themselves in the revelry of life’s absurdities. The song’s rhythmic journey, propelled by a lively walking bassline and harmonically rich guitars, encapsulates an infectious sense of joy and playfulness. It’s a musical dance that mirrors the complex dance of emotions and contradictions in our modern world. The band draws inspiration from the digital realm, where laughter has become a veiled weapon to deflect serious discourse, transforming differing opinions into punchlines.
Lyrically, “E poi non ridi più” is a social commentary on the dwindling appreciation for genuine laughter in a society marred by ridicule and mockery. Gli Incubi di Freud skillfully dissects the inherent contradictions in human behavior, turning societal absurdities into a witty and thought-provoking narrative. The bridge guitar solo introduces a dreamlike interlude, enhancing the song’s whimsical charm with synths and arpeggiators that weave a tapestry of dystopian allure. The mocking laughter intensifies, culminating in the final chorus, where the band’s creative genius shines, creating a sonic landscape that is both captivating and reflective.
In this musical fusion reminiscent of Feeder’s “Seven Days in the Sun” and the spirited essence of a young Samuele Bersani, Gli Incubi di Freud invites listeners to cast aside the shackles of seriousness. “E poi non ridi più” emerges as more than a song—it’s a celebration of laughter, a reminder to find joy amidst the cacophony of life’s contradictions. It’s a carnival ride through the absurdities of existence, encouraging us to embrace the liberating power of laughter, even in the face of life’s complexities.