Hi Alessandro, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?
Heya! Not bad thank you, how are you? 🙂
Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Kings”?
Of course! It’s my first single of 2019 and I’m really excited and scared to put it out in the big wild world! I really hope you can connect to it the same way I do…
Was this always meant to be an exploration from social networks?
This was the initial idea. I love social networks, looking at my phone is probably the first thing I do when I wake up so I’m probably the worst example but I wanted to create this awareness. Try not to look at your phone for the next 10 minutes, look around your room and outside your window instead… how do you feel?
Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?
Yes, I’ve subscribed to Netflix! Haha.
Any plans to release a video for the single?
There will be no video for ‘Kings’. Sorry to let you down 😀
How was the recording and writing process?
It was really fun! I co-wrote this song with a couple of friends of mine. I went to their flat in North London, we starting playing a chord progression and then we threw ideas out of the hat and started to create the main hook. There was a specific moment, we were all facing each other, no music in the background, just us singing the chorus accappella, a christmas tree behind us, daylight in the room.… it was magic.
Then, we brought the song to ‘my partner in crime’ Jack Gourlay, and recorded it in 3 days.
What role does London play in your music?
Oh man, I love and hate London at the same time. This city has deeply changed myself, so it did with my music! But you know what? I can’t get enough…
Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?
Yes. There’s more music planned for summer and for the rest of 2019!
Any plans to hit the road?
At the moment, I am trying to play mainly London shows but, expect surprises in the near future.
What else is happening next in Alessandro Ciminata’s world?