Where are you from?
I’m originally from the North of Italy, but I’ve been living in London for the past six years. I come from a very small town, a place where everyone knows each other. While it was comfortable living where I was born, I reached a point where I felt the need for something more stimulating and dynamic. Moving to London was a significant change. Here, there’s always something happening. The energy of the city is palpable, and it constantly offers new experiences and opportunities for growth. Living in London has broadened my horizons in ways I couldn’t have imagined back home. I’ve met people from all over the world, each with their unique stories and perspectives.

Who are your biggest artistic influences?
As a kid, I was open to all kinds of music, embracing different genres with curiosity. During high school, I discovered Japanese rock and metal, and I got completely hooked, especially on a band called The Gazette. From that point, my journey through music took me in many directions. I delved into pop punk, metalcore, alternative rock and indie music. When I moved to the UK, I immersed myself in pop and electro music, which has significantly shaped my current approach of making my songs.

Tell me about how your creation part begins, and how is your workflow.
You know, creativity is a funny thing. Some songs just seem to write themselves in a day, while others take weeks, months, or even years to come together. I’ve had those nights where I start working on a track and before I know it, it’s dawn and the song is finished. But then there are times when I’ll spend ages tweaking and refining, trying to capture the right vibe.
My creative process it’s pretty flexible. When I feel inspired, I’ll jot down whatever comes to mind or just start messing around with melodies and beats. There’s no set formula, I just go with the flow and see where it takes me.

Where do you find inspiration?
It might sound basic, but my inspiration really does come from the world around me. It’s the everyday stuff, the people I know, the places I go, the things I see that fuel my creativity. There’s something special about drawing inspiration from real life. Whether it’s a conversation with a friend, a walk in the park, or a moment of quiet reflection, I find that the most meaningful ideas often come from the most ordinary moments. It’s like taking a snapshot of life and turning it into something beautiful through music. So yeah, while it might seem simple, for me, it’s where all the magic happens.

When is your favorite time of day to create your music?
I’m definitely a night owl. When everything’s quiet and dark outside, that’s when my creative juices start flowing. The peace and quiet just seem to set the stage for inspiration to strike. I’ll start working on a song in the evening, and next thing I know, it’s the early hours of the morning and I’m still going strong. Sure, I might end up with a sore neck and back from hunching over my desk for so long, but it’s all worth it for that creative rush. There’s something magical about those late-night sessions that just can’t be beat.

Describe how art is essential to society nowadays
I think art is important in every part of society, even though it might be more important in some places than others. It helps people be creative in schools, makes new things in businesses, brings people together, saves cultural things, and even affects politics by raising awareness. It’s not always equally important, but it makes life better everywhere. I believe art helps people dealing with difficult thoughts and feelings that they might not be able to express otherwise. It’s like a way to talk without using words, and it can be really comforting during tough times.

What motivates you to create?
It just feels natural. I started writing and composing my own songs when I was fifteen. Even though I wasn’t much of a singer or musician at the time, there was something inside me that just had to get out. It was more than just a hobby, it was a necessary way of dealing with my emotions and the tough moments in my life. Whenever I felt overwhelmed or needed to process my feelings, I would turn to songwriting. It was like therapy, a way to untangle the mess in my head and put it into something beautiful. Now, writing songs is more than just a hobby, it’s a part of who I am.

How do you define success as a music artist?
From my perspective, as long as you continue creating music, you are continually growing and carving out your own unique musical journey, you are succeeding. Many artists only gained recognition after their death. I believe that the immediate reception of your work does not determine its ultimate value.You never truly know if or when your music will resonate with society. The timing of when people will be ready to appreciate your work is beyond your control. What matters is that you stay true to your artistic vision and keep going. Each song you write, each piece you compose, is a step forward on your personal musical path and success. Therefore, success should be measured by your commitment to your music and your continuous development as an artist. By staying dedicated to your passion, you ensure that your music has the chance to reach and touch people, whether now or in the future.

Does art help you in other areas of your life?
Art is like my life’s soundtrack, it’s there in my relationships, my work, and my personal journey. It adds flavor to everything, making my connections richer and my experiences more meaningful. Whether I’m making music or just enjoying it, it’s always there, shaping how I see the world and how I live in it.

How do you develop your art skills?
I look around me, always observing and drawing inspiration from everything. I keep practicing and experimenting because that’s how you grow as a musician. Sure, talent is important, but a huge part of making music is honing your skills through relentless practice. When it comes to music production, practice is even more fundamental. It’s about understanding the software, learning how to mix and master tracks, and experimenting with different sounds to create something unique. The more you practice, the better you get at turning your musical ideas into reality. So, while talent sets the foundation, it’s practice that builds the structure, allowing you to continuously improve and create the best music you can.

What is your next move?
I’ve just dropped my debut single, and let me tell you, the feeling is unreal. It’s like a dream come true to finally share my music with the world. But you know what? This is just the beginning. I’ve got so much more in store, I’m already planning to release my first full album next year, and I couldn’t be more excited about it. I pour my everything into every single track, and I’m itching to share them all with the world. I’m not gonna lie, there’s a little bit of nerves mixed in with all the excitement. Putting your music out there for the world to hear is a pretty vulnerable thing, but at the end of the day, I’m just stoked to have the opportunity to share my passion with others.

Where will we see you in 5 years?
You’ll definitely still find me making music and soaking up life’s experiences! My hope is that my songs will touch people’s hearts and create lasting memories for them. I want my music to be the soundtrack to people’s lives, the song they blast in the car with friends or the melody that transports them back to a special moment in time. Even if I can just make a few people smile or feel something with my music, then I’ll consider it a success.

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