Today we had a little trans-oceanic chat with Rose Villain.
For those who do not know her, strange at all, Rosa Luini, aka Rose Villain, is a very Italian artist born in Milan.
We got to know her in 2016, the year of her debut with “Get the fuck out of my pool“, a song that to date, considering only the streaming on Spotify, counts almost 600 thousand reproductions.
From there it was all a descent, many people noticed her talent, starting from Salmo with whom she made “Don Medellin“.
Rose Villain is the first Italian singer to sign a contract with Republic Records in the U.S., a not insignificant achievement. The record company was in fact elected by Billboard the number one in the world.
In her roaster there are artists of great level, from Ariana Grande to Drake, passing through The Weeknd, Lorde, Nicki Minaj, Post Malone and many others.
Now two weeks apart she has given us two gifts, two beautiful pieces in which we hear her for the first time, officially, in Italian.
Released for Arista/Sony Music Italy, the artist from Milan has published “Bundy” and the more recent “Il diavolo piange“.
Now it’s time to read our interview, 6 questions between spoilers, influences and new songs, here is Rose Villain.
You were the first Italian singer to sign a contract with Republic Records in the United States, do you feel some pressure? And above all, how is life in America, do you miss Italy?
I love living in New York, it’s a city that gives me so much and stimulates me to make art to the best of my ability. There is a very high competition but also a lot of room for talent. If you work harder than the others and try hard to create a quality product you can be noticed by a label like Republic. I don’t feel pressure because I believe in my music.
Bundy, your new song is in Italian compared to the past ones that are English, why this time you chose the Italian language?
I did it for fun and challenge, I didn’t think I could do it. It’s very different to write and sing in Italian. But the songs that came out are some of my all-time favorites so I decided to focus on the Italian project for a while.
As we said before it’s your first song, at least among those published, in Italian, how was the first listening, what did you think immediately after?
Bundy is not the first one I wrote in Italian. I was a bit worried about not being able to give my classical and stylistic tone in the metrics with the Italian words and/or being credible with the lyrics. Instead I’m happy, after the first listening I thought: all in all it’s always me.
This is a question that we often propose, a little bit also to make us “your business”. Would you like to tell us at least three of the names or three records you’ve listened to that have undoubtedly influenced you the most during the writing of “Bundy”?
When I’m writing, I never listen to music. I want it all to come from instinct. If I do it it has to be ’70s, ’80s music. The only inspiration I needed was that kind of rock tension you hear in Rolling, Led Zeppelin and Hendrix. I don’t want to be influenced by contemporary trends. Bundy has the strong Young Miles imprint, so then the stuff sounds current. But my intention is rock. Autotune is pure rebellion for me as a classically trained singer.
Will you give us a little spoiler? What should we expect from the new album or singles, will you continue on this line by releasing in Italian or will you amaze us with a mix?
This year I dedicate it to the motherland. Many new songs in Italian that will culminate in a wider project. Each song has its own personality and its own world, I love to explore and play with genres… I’m very excited about what’s coming. Now I’ll let the music speak for itself.
“Il diavolo piange” is a trap song with cloud rap influences that talks about desire and possession, can you explain us a little bit how you came to conceive it?
I’m a very sensitive and passionate person. I live every emotion 100%. When I’m in love I let myself be completely enveloped and this also means living desire, romance and jealousy in a strong way. I felt inspired by the track that Sixpm, who is also my boyfriend, was producing was melancholic but sexy, dark but sweet. There are all these elements in my lyrics. He suggested them to me with his sounds.
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