Wrapping up our premiere Thursday, we got the awesome Violetta Zironi who is back with the music video for “Don’t Make Me A Fool.” The video is both cinematic, with the black and white textures adding to the somewhat melancholic vibe of the song. The track itself remind us to the likes of Leonard Cohen.
Violetta started writing her first songs at the age of 16. After gigging with a country/blues trio in bars and festivals around the North of Italy, her name got spread and she signed a label deal that aimed to turn her into the next Italian pop star. After a few singles had been released, Violetta realized, that the songs she was singing, didn’t represent who she wanted to be. She decided to turn her back on that path and start a new independent journey with the music she wanted to spread. Being on the road, she developed what is now her own sound, which derived from different influences of folk, americana and country music, whilst embracing her European and Mediterranean roots.
In 2014 she opened up for the legend Ben E. King, who then invited her on stage with him for a duet of “Stand by Me”. In 2015 she met English/Italian songwriter Jack Savoretti and followed him as a special guest on his long European tours.
In 2016 she left Italy to live in London and Berlin, playing gigs, traveling back and forth and writing her songs on the train. During the summer of the same year she left for a long journey across Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas. A relaxing and illuminating journey where she came across amazing musicians who she played and wrote songs with.
All of those adventures gave her inspiration for her new single and the following EP: “Half Moon Lane”, from the name of the road where she lived in London.