Today we had a chat with Ginevra, a young singer-songwriter from Turin. A few years later, Ginevra is back again at Collater.al Mag, but this time with an all-Italian and completely new project, on June 26th her new EP “METROPOLI” was released.
“METROPOLI” is the second EP of the young singer-songwriter from Turin, the first in Italian. The six tracks contained in her work trace the boundaries of a night journey that, from the streets of the city, has as its destination Mars. A small labyrinth made of contrasting feelings and reflections, the inner journey that each of us makes every day, from when we wake up to when we fall asleep, on the means of transport we prefer.
METROPOLI contains many pieces of the experience of Ginevra, from her journey to India which has deeply marked her to the frenetic and whirling rhythms of the city she lives in, Milan. And it is in this interweaving that loneliness and enduring loves, new beginnings and great dreams that constellate uncertain, confused, sometimes unsatisfied lives.
We asked her six questions, one for each song to immerse us in the chaotic and always moving reality of Ginevra.
“MOSTRI” like “METROPOLI” is on your singles already out, we already have it widely heard in 7 different remixes. Even if it’s hard to choose is there a version you prefer? How did the idea of producing so many versions of the same single come about?
Apart from the original, I’m particularly fond of the version of Suorcristona, Marco Fugazza, and of the contest winner Toska, selected by me together with Frenetico and Victor Kwality, among the many participants in our contest. My MOSTRI – produced by Francesco Fugazza – came out in the middle of the quarantine. The idea that pushed us to create this project was to involve other producers, including one among the public, in order to establish a bond. It was an alternative way to get to know each other and make music at a time when no one could leave the house. That’s how MOSTRI RMX Edition EP was born.
In this single can’t go unnoticed the title, “Rajasthan” which is a state of North India, what ideally represents for you this place and why did you choose it?
Rajasthan is a region that I really visited and crossed by train in a trip of a few years ago. After a while, the memory of this experience came knocking on my door again and that’s how this song was born. “RAJASTHAN” is a letter of comfort, a hug I give to anyone who feels lonely.
Frenzy and anxiety are elements that we often see in your songs, in “METROPOLI” as well as in your last single “SCONOSCIUTI”. After the release of the ep you will finally be free from these waves and all this frenzy that surrounds you?
In part I already am. The quarantine has given me a way to slow down the rhythms and to resume some activities that I had left unfinished. The tracks of METROPOLI EP are an explicit invitation to tell each other without taboos. Often, themes like anxiety and sadness are seen as alarming characteristics of a fragile character. I believe that talking about them is part of the solution. Through my songs, by telling openly how I feel, I want to entice anyone who listens to me not to fear the judgment of others.
In “METROPOLI” there seems to be so much about you and your life, is it a song to feel less lonely?
Yes. All the songs on the EP are partly autobiographical and tell about experiences and reflections that I think they have in common with everyone’s lives. I think it’s these similarities that make people feel less wrong, less lonely, less confused.
Listening to your new Ep, you literally blew us away like a “URAGANO”, the sounds and your voice intersect perfectly, but what’s the difference between Ginevra in “Ruins” and “METROPOLI”?
In these two albums I made a path, partly marked by the passing of time: I grew up and artistically matured, but from a certain point of view, I’m always the same. My way of telling myself through a song has remained the same. The only big difference is the language: METROPOLI is my first EP in Italian.
“MARTE” is the last sweet single that marks the end of your new EP, first of all what are your feelings? What do you expect from this new album?
I have to be honest, I don’t expect anything. I have great desires about it, but I’ve learned that making music partly means being very patient. Plus, the unexpected element is always around the corner. Months ago, I imagined that I would be playing a lot these days, and yet, live music is on standby. I live the day and wait to see the steps that this record can take, day after day.