Fixated on the desolation of memory, perhaps? The hypnotic video for "Harlem Roses" — with its overexposed 8mm home-video footage of a long-shuttered carnival, spooky bonfire revelry, a ticker-tape parade, and anonymous families now long grown out of simpler times — crackles at the edges and burns away before your eyes. Much of the footage was found in a film canister buried in a yard close to where Fiore grew up in upstate New York. Parts of Some Weather are about that long journey he had in his dream; others, like, "Harlem Roses," are about the stops along the way. It's about "falling in love with what you're seeing. Falling in love with anything in its infancy. Seeing those first similarities between where you are and where you started, and having a reverence for that feeling." Nostalgia, in other words.
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