And just as the Italian music scene continues to struggle to decree who is the strongest and baddest, here comes Chiara Balzan. A girl from ’99 who grew up whit bread and Mina’s music, ready to become our superheroine, reminding us that delicacy and elegance in music still exist. Known as Assurditè, she has been making waves for some time now thanks to her singer-songwriter pieces with a distinctly pop and R&B appeal. You’ve probably seen her this summer on stages at major Italian festivals, but regardless of the answer, it is hyper-recommended to give a listen to her new self-titled EP released September 16. Fascinated by the dreamy and colorful world into which Assurditè invites us, Collater.al decided to create in collaboration with her an exclusive playlist of the songs that have marked her most throughout her life.
“Within the EP I think you can find all the characteristics of my personality. “Flora” is definitely the most romantic part of me. “Vorrei che fosse odio” is at times romantic but at the same time very ironic. “Pubblicità” is my musical self-portrait, there you can feel my insecurity that sometimes makes me abandon newly born situations. In “Perdo tempo” the desire to let go without having to wait takes over. “1000 Parole” is that feeling I get when I have the perception of not being heard, or understood. “Al terzo sbadiglio” reflects the relativity of life, you never know what will happen, and that is why sometimes it is better to think ‘it’s okay’, in life in my opinion you have to marry spontaneity, at the cost of making bad figures. “Al terzo sbadiglio” represents hope, the fact that despite everything, even in the bluest of times the world keeps turning. Assurditè is me, a romantic, ironic, spontaneous and hopeful.”
And now sit back, grab your best headphones and take a journey through the musical mind of Assurditè, starting from our Vinilica and ending with her EP. Enjoy your journey.