Our interview with Cicco Sanchez for his “nostalgia liquida” EP

Our interview with Cicco Sanchez for his “nostalgia liquida” EP

Cristiano Di Capua · 1 month ago · Music

How would you define nostalgia? As a positive or negative feeling?
There is no certain answer, definitely a personal point of view is needed. But if this feeling manages to inspire artists like Cicco Sanchez and give birth to an EP like “nostalgia liquida”, we can only be happy about it.

Available on all digital stores since December 3 for Columbia Records/Sony Music, the Turin-based artist has given us a real gift with this release. It is an intimate and personal EP, which adheres very much to his private life and the feelings felt on his skin.
Initially anticipated by the singles “poster”, produced by Michelangelo, and “ora o mai più”, born from the collaboration between CASADILEGO, this record work is the demonstration that the sadness makes the artists more inspired in the writing phase. After a careful listening, they jump to the ear of the fresh sounds and that don’t bore thanks to a strong catchyness. That derives from the authorial hand of the artist, that has always dressed the double role both of artist and of author.

Collater.al had the chance to have a short chat with Cicco, who answered us about some curiosities regarding his last work:

“ora o mai più” is a very interesting modern ballad. How did the collaboration with Casadilego come about?
When there was the first lockdown I wrote a lot, then there was a phase of block. Then one night I decided to sit down and write a song. It was like midnight. At 5:45 I finished writing “ora o mai più”. It’s a song that JVLI and I really liked, but we felt like something was still missing. JVLI at that time was working with Casadilego so it was a spontaneous idea to include her in this track. Luckily she agreed and it was all very cool. It added so much value to the piece.

Your lyrics are very effective, there are often references to well-defined images that make your songs immediate. What manages to inspire you in the moment of writing?
In the moment of writing I get inspired a little bit by everything I’ve experienced and what’s around me. I let myself be inspired by everything, by the books and manga I read, by the movies I see, but especially by the people around me, because many times you see yourself in others.

Besides being an all-round artist, you are also an author. How do you manage to divide yourself between these two figures, so similar but so different from each other?
When I write my songs it’s like I’m in front of the mirror. While when I write them for others it’s like I’m looking out of the window and trying to photograph, paint things that don’t belong to me but that I want to describe.

This EP will be the soundtrack that will accompany us during this winter (and beyond). What prompted you to title this work “nostalgia liquida”?
“nostalgia liquida” because it’s as liquid as tears, rain and as vodka. Nostalgia because I sank into this sea of memories from the beginning to the end of writing this EP. Liquid because it’s kind of split into two parts like there are the memories I’d like to relive and the ones I’d like to erase.

Can you give us any spoilers about live shows? Will we see you on a stage soon?
I can’t say much for now, but we’re in the rehearsal room. I can’t wait to bring this EP I care so much about live. I think after careful listening in headphones the best way to enjoy this project is live in the intimate way I wrote it.

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Cinematography – Normal People

Cinematography – Normal People

Giordana Bonanno · 3 days ago · Photography

If we think about our past, are we able to scan our lives through a plot? I personally find it a bit difficult, what I remember vividly is always accompanied by a feeling, by an emotional state that, beautiful or bad, has enclosed a set of days or moments. Yet we idealize the design of a life in time bands with childhood, adolescence, “middle” adulthood, “advanced” adulthood, etc.. But do we really need to divide the years in this way or are we just trying to justify the ages through this idea? Normal People, the TV series directed by Lenny Abrahamson, made me think about a few things and realize that maybe there’s nothing normal about people, or maybe it’s all too normal.

Released during the summer of 2020, the series is based on the second novel by Irish author Sally Rooney and tells the story of Marianne and Connell, two young people who attend the same high school. His mother works as a housekeeper in the Sheridan’s big house. Connell is a popular athlete and the bright student everyone looks up to. Marianne is “uncool,” grumpy and rebellious despite an impeccable high school career. From this premise, it’s as if we can already have a clear picture of the two guys’ plans, know their lives and even imagine the end. But while all this might be true, the only thing we’ll need to know is that the plot is a secondary source. The story, theirs, is not driven by the events that sanction the beginning and happy ending of something, but by the emotional peaks of the two characters who learn about themselves in the difficulties and moments of discouragement. 

And if the dialogues help us to understand them better, their gestures will be the culmination in which all thoughts will converge; it will seem to us to have lived those sensations and we will almost want to try them again. 

The physical touch allows Marianne and Connell to show emotional vulnerability that is otherwise given to them with incredible difficulty. Ita O’Brien, who helped coordinate these scenes, is the author of a set of guidelines on how to ethically stage erotic scenes; she was the one who helped film another sex-positive modern series, “Sex Education.” Director Abrahamson and coordinator O’Brian wanted the sex in the show to feel open, normal and natural, and somewhat equal to any dialogue-this approach almost literally quotes the way Rooney herself handles the subject matter in the book. And director of photography Susie Lovell says that the main reference on set in terms of nudity and color solutions was a candid series of photographs by Nan Goldin

Speaking of which, it’s worth noting how the visual solutions rhyme with a detached style of storytelling: blue tones even on hot summer days, delicate macro photography and a tactile approach to the set design, heavy curtains, velvet or velvet pleasant to the touch, woolen sweaters, textured bedding, peeling on the ceiling wet locks adhered to the forehead. Where the show lacks depth, it makes up for it with an enveloping atmosphere. Sometimes it’s hard to believe that the episodes last only half an hour – for a story where formally little happens, the experience is very intense. 

Simple but visually striking scenes reminiscent of the work of photographer Julien Lallouette. Born in 1991, Julien is a French art director and photographer, born in Le Havre, and based in London. In addition to commercial work, Julien does personal projects where she focuses on one person at a time. His delicacy lies in leaving space for the subject, to tell someone’s story through the habits and gestures trapped in the photos. Visiting her site you can find different series of shots, each dedicated to a different person and titled with the name of the protagonist. Friends, acquaintances, but also models are portrayed in domestic and intimate environments where they have the freedom to show themselves as they really are.

The question most remains this: are we all perfect or are we just imperfectly normal people? Sally Rooney says “what if we admit extreme individualism is unsustainable and try to find the meaning of life in a variety of contacts with others?” What we seek is the possibility of being ourselves while remaining close to others.

Did you know: After filming wrapped, Paul Mescal gave his character’s signature chain necklace as a gift to Daisy Edgar-Jones.

Genre: Romance

Director: Lenny Abrahamson

Director of photography: Suzie Lavelle

WritersSally Rooney, Alice Birch, Mark O’Rowe

Stars: Paul Mascal, Daisy Edgar-Jones

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @maggienelcaos, @alessandrascoppetta, @chia_riccio, @kiddosstufff, @obsessive.ph0t0graphy, @alessandro_zenok_lombardo, @vrtivstic, @mariyaleksa_ph, @ne.photogra.ph, @naya_december.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs.
For this InstHunt collection of this week we have selected your 10 best proposals: @laurapasini3, @valerycia, @boryskulikovskyi, @polae.jpg, @paola_francesca_barone, @vrtivstic, @laura.mangelli, @nicole_depergola, @defalcotina, @jesuis_claire.

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Why aren’t you here tonight?

Why aren’t you here tonight?

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Photography

Impossible to fall asleep, the thought of the other night is pushing in, gripping my stomach with five fingers.
I just wanted to fuck him and now I’m already addicted to the power with which he held my neck. I can still feel the contact between his warm chest and my shivering back, I miss him a little.
There have been nights of which I have confused memories, lost among a thousand useless details, but now I have a clear idea of what I have been denied in this room paved with parquet and adorned with a few plants. I try to fill the lacks, making my body remember gentle gestures, gentle because they seek my lifeblood, they reach up to see the violence of my thoughts.

Paulina Masenina‘s photos are the story, illustrated and written, of an unfulfilled sexual desire. An erotic and desperate journey of a need for mental and physical contact. The bed is still empty, the room desolate, in the head considerations of a night gone wrong: “How many orgasm missed?“, “I can’t breathe thinking of us not fucking in this bed“.

Discover HERE all the shots by Paulina Masenina.

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