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Skinny Kid (Original Instrumental Demo – Known as "Nine Eleven")

from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom (Original Demos & Outtakes) by Minutes to Midnight



Skinny Kid was the first piece that I turned into a proper song when I refactored the demos into the final album. I adapted the lyrics I wrote for a different tune—now discarded from the project—and it fits beautifully.
The first version of Nine Eleven lasted 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Skinny Kid is now a 3-minutes song with a pretty standard structure. It’s also a personal statement about simplicity, and a desire to go to the core of things.


from After 1989: A Trip To Freedom (Original Demos & Outtakes), released April 30, 2020
Written and produced by
Simone Silvestroni

Performed by
Simone Silvestroni / bass, drums, piano, synth, sound effects
Paolo Clementi / electric guitar

Management by
Christopher Carvalho / Unlock Your Sound Ltd

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Minutes to Midnight Milan, Italy

A digital polymath, I’ve been working as a sound and web designer for more than 25 years.

Storytelling with music was always a huge magnet as a young listener, hence why the concept album is my favorite medium as a composer.
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