Maddalena Morielli’s first single, referred to as Maddalena for short, was called “Anxiety is a modern cliché.” The singer was born in 98, walked a path, led her to participate in CET and Officina Pasolini, and talked about anxiety and her generation in her debut.
Maddalena Morielli’s first single, referred to as Maddalena for short, was called “Anxiety is a modern cliché.” The singer was born 98 years old and has been learning music since she was a child. In recent years, she has taken a path and led her to participate in CET (European Toscolano Center founded by Mogol) and become a senior who is also directed by Tosca. Selected by Officina Pasolini, an art education laboratory. The first appearance of the work tells one of the most disturbing contemporary problems experienced by his generation, that is, during the pandemic, even the anxiety among young people has greatly increased: closed at home, social relations have declined sharply, and anxiety has increased. Add a question. Maddalena wrote this book before the arrival of Covid, but she found herself publishing it a year after the pandemic: “Although it was born before the pandemic, in my opinion, this title It fits this surreal period,” she told Fanpage. He talked to him about this premiere, the upcoming premiere, and the female composer.
Tell us about Maddalena, so to speak, in the world of published records…
What I want to say is not just to leave, but to leave the most exciting world I know. My debut and the first stage of my musical journey were from the very enthusiastic peak to the more difficult moments. It was a very comprehensive approach, so my EEG hardly changed. The goal is personal achievement. This is my biggest goal, and that is to be able to present articles that I have written and thought about.
Anxiety is a modern cliché. It is actually a song. Although it was born before the pandemic, it still tells the situation in recent years. How do you work?
Indeed, in fact, this is the right and most sincere moment to share it. Although it was born before the pandemic, in my opinion, it echoes the times, and this title fits this surreal period. I think it’s important not to be afraid to talk about their daily anxiety and anxiety, especially for kids my age. For this reason, I opened a small anonymous sharing space on my Instagram profile “Tell Your Anxiety”. And the reason why the unbelievable answer appeared is because people did not want to be named. For me, music is a basic way of communication, I think talking about anxiety will reduce your loneliness, and we realize that we are all in the same boat. “Anxiety is modern irony” is a challenge. In my future works, I will use light colors to tell important emotions.
How are lyrics and melody born?
I wrote the text and melody, and then I wrote it together, and they came together. I believe that music does not belong to musicians and artists, but our task is to transcribe music. This is why even though it was written a few years ago, it is more meaningful than ever because it spreads independently of me.
Among other things, this is an amazing example that *artists usually seek to generalize something that is born as a personal experience…
I believe that for an artist, this is the biggest goal. To a certain extent, you are the mirror of others. For the body, territory, and distance of people: when you talk, people will listen to your voice. It’s not to listen to yourself as an external thing, but to be consistent with what you said. Therefore, in my opinion, the ability to empathize with others is basic. In fact, in the first In the case, music is self. Analysis, the second is sharing. In the end, this is the greatest success. When a person listens to the lyrics of a song, such as “anxiety is a modern cliché”, it is as if you are talking about his life, from a small angle, not just yours. : From your personal experience to the heart, abdomen and head of the person furthest away from you.
What are you listening to? What do you like on an artistic level?
I listen to a lot of music, and then as I grow up, I become less and less judgmental. I try to find the characteristics of each music style, even the music that is far away from me. Of course I grew up in Italian songwriting. My work ranges from Battiato’s experiments to international pop stars such as Lana Del Rey and Billie Eilish, as well as more research on sound. Even for me, writing lyrics is the most important. In short, these include Metronomy, Daft Punk, Asaf Avidan, Pj Harvei, LP, Alabama Shakes, Bob Dylan, etc.
What is the next step?
What I will do is write more music, write things, write things, write things, because for me, this is basic, therapeutic, and I have a vital need. I will sing songs that belong to my soul and body, and I will be slightly famous for myself, singles or songs. Then, of course, I think coming to power is the biggest personal challenge, but to feel the challenge and the adrenaline of overcoming the absolute biggest anxiety, I can’t wait to face myself. In general, loneliness is especially true during this period, even if it’s wealthy. Effective music will also bring music back to the square. In the concert, the desire to share and be together will become stronger, more authentic and sincere. For me, it is also good to go out at a specific historical moment that is not easily forgotten.
Do you think that this period will change the recording and music level?
I think the best changes can come from the great crisis. Perhaps this moment makes us reflect on the importance of the field and how we can make things better, provide space for writing, and recognize authors who are often underestimated. the value of. , Making it a less male-controlled market and bringing value to musicians who have recently been lost due to the digital revolution.
Recently, I happened to talk to Francesca Michielin and Angelica about the term “singer and lyricist” and the difficulty of using it in an environment where the “calculator” author has always been a male. What do you think of this matter?
Singer and composer also impressed me. Even as a singer, I think it is very limited. I believe in communication and dialogue with art, so I think the correct word is “artist” anyway, because the artwork in your industry is inevitably the best way to identify it, and it is more versatile. But as far as gender is concerned, I agree with Francesca Michielin’s view that songwriting is often related to men, so we need to make some innovations, especially in our country. The same is because although we have had great female characters like Nada or Nannini, historically, female characters are great voices, not great pennies. From this perspective, I think we can change the history of music, which is very important in our country.