Hiya folks thanks for joining us in the virtual RGM lounge today, grab a brew and take a seat.
What made you decide that music is a thing for you?
I decided when I was 18 to take it seriously, I moved to London, joined a Goldsmiths music university that was not available at the time in Italy, and began my journey as a songwriter.
Music to me is self-expression and catharsis, it brings people together, it’s fun and challenging at the same time, it keeps me creatively stimulated so I now have made it my job.
Name me your 3 favorite Albums.
The Living Road by Lhasa De Sela, Debut by Björk, Little Dragon by Little Dragon
What was the first song you heard that steered you into a music path?
Black or White by Michael Jackson. I watched Moonwalker the movie on repeat when I was 5 years old and that’s how I got obsessed with music.
The music industry is the hardest industry in the world to progress in, How do you feel you are doing?
I am an independent artist and slowly building a solid team around me. It takes longer than usual and it’s much harder but I have learned so much along the way about the business that when I’ll get signed I think I’ll know how to handle it.
I’m seeing a lot of debate about women not feeling safe at music gigs, any thoughts on what we need to do to help?
Awareness is key. In a crowd, we all need to be really vigilant and care for each other from security to the person next to us. That goes for any situation and any place. People need to be caught out and we all need to speak up.
As you develop as an artist and develop using socials what ways do you get new ears on your music? Any tips?
I use Musosoup for playlisting and reaching out to blogs and I think it helps. I am also more active on socials now and can see the audience growing. I think ads are a waste of time but maybe I’m doing it wrong!
Tell us Two truths and a lie about you.
I come from a small sea village, they do a special drink there called Moretta and every time I drink it I can guess what underwear you are wearing.
What’s your thought on Spotifys monopoly on the music industry?
It’s the death for artists’ sustainability unfortunately but it’s great to get known worldwide…Bandcamp and Patreon are the best if you want to feed an artist though!! It should be known as well as Spotify though!! we need a revolution.
Do you sign up for any conspiracy theories?
No, it would do my head in!
Tell us something about you people would be surprised about?
I ran a half marathon for charity.. those who know me well.. would understand the effort I put in!!!
What makes you stand out as a band/artist?
The mix of musical influences, my Italian roots mixed with London’s musical heritage and the cinematic feel of it. The whole vibe it’s quite theatrical I’d say. Visually and sonically I am always expressing something quite epic, soothing and that invites you to explore other worlds than the one we live in.
I hear you have new music, what can you tell us about it.
yes! I have just released a new single called Silent Moon which came out last Friday with a banging music video filmed in Italy with my brother Tommaso Luzi. it’s had over 1.3k views in 3 days!! Go watch it! link below.
Talk me through the thought process of the new tune/s.
Silent Moon came at a time when I felt lost in my direction and the only thing that would reassure me and keep me in the present was watching the full moon. The song was written after this period when I was torn between head and heart because sometimes it takes me a while to process things and put them into music but it’s been very cathartic for me, writing songs in general always is. Let It Go was the previous single and that was very therapeutic for me too so i always hope it is for my listeners too you know.
What was the recording process like?
The recording happened with my producer Nick Burns in his home studio. I started by sending him my demo and then explaining where I wanted the song to go sonically, I was looking for a Jeff Buckley kind of sound for this song, and he then recorded drums, bass and electric guitar, we added some synths parts I had already sent him and then we recorded my voice and Bvs. To be honest I’m so lucky Nick understands me really well and is a multi-instrumentalist with amazing ideas for arrangement so the recording process is always a joy!
What was the biggest learning curve in writing the new tunes?
That songs can really take any direction you want so it’s good to be open, explore but also have a lot of references to achieve what you want to not end up with something equally amazing but too far from your original idea.
Would you change anything now it’s finished?
No, I love how epic it sounds and it goes really well with the music video. I would say though that the acoustic version I do live is quite different at the moment and I love that about songs and playing them live.. they can have many faces if you know what I mean 🙂
Is there anything else you would like to share with the world?
I am recording my first debut album due to be released in autumn this year so please stay tuned by following my socials.
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