Since graduating from college more than two years ago, Oyster Bay’s Gianni Paci has been focused on his music career and so far, he has much to show for it. Last month, the electro-pop artist released another music video, “Time And Time Again,” the fourth on his new EP, Walking Through A Movie Scene.
“I wrote the song itself in the mindset of dealing with something particularly challenging, yet remaining optimistic,” said Paci.
The video, directed by Patchogue native Anto Gharibian of Whooden (Beyoncé, Gigi Hadid, Jenny Lewis) and filmed at Laser Kingdom in Coram, also fits in with the positive vibe of the song.
“We decided to put a dramatic spin on the song and the video has a very cinematic feel,” said Paci.
But, as the video is following a group that is playing laser tag—and clearly not an actual war being fought on camera—Paci said the intention is to leave viewers feeling optimistic as well.
“In the end, it is all okay—with the right perspective,” said Paci, a 2010 graduate of Oyster Bay High School.
Even before the 23-year-old graduated from New York University in 2014 with a degree in musicology, he found himself in the recording studio at Cove City Sound Studios in Glen Cove with producer Eren Cannata, where he recorded 10 songs. His first single, “Goodbye,” was released the same year.
Though young, he has managed to build an impressive bio. He began songwriting at age 8 and released two full-length albums under his old pseudonym, The Pine Hollows. He has performed at music festivals including Austin City Limits in Texas, Zappanale in Germany and Musikfest in Pennsylvania, sharing the stage with rock stars like Ace Frehley of Kiss, Steven Adler of Guns N Roses and the late Mike Starr of Alice In Chains.
Described as “an audio companion to the visual vignettes published throughout 2014, 2015 and 2016,” the four song, four music video EP is available at www.giannipaci.com; but if you’re interested, hurry, as there are a limited 1,000 copies available.
His next live show will be at Revolution in Amityville on March 13, at 5 p.m.