“Freedom” may be a word used many times by Rachele Bastreghi to describe her “Psychodonna”, which is her first solo album after Ep “Marie”, but it is usually used to describe her path. In this album, he can be seen everywhere, he sings to express his needs, just as you feel in the lyrics and music.
“Freedom” may be a word used many times by Rachele Bastreghi to describe her “Psychodonna”, which is her first solo album after Ep “Marie”, but it is usually used to describe her path. Thanks to Baustelle, this path made her the spokesperson of Italian pop music, but through this work, her vision has expanded her vision to a different world, in which electronics and contemporaryness have successfully merged In an ancient feeling, the love for some of his people was announced as a French or Sebastien Tellier experiment in the 1960s/70s. Therefore, in Pshycodonna, accompanied by Mario Conte, Meg, Silvia Calderoni and Chiara Accompanied by Chiara Mastroianni’s feat-Bastreghi, topless, expressed his need to express himself freely, just like how he feels in lyrics and music: “I need to face Fear and see those fragile faces”.
Let’s talk about the first album that is not your first solo album. “Marie” was released. You are not when you just started. What is the difference between these two albums?
The work there helped me a lot. This was the first sign of this personal journey, but in this case, it all started from an external phone call, because I wrote a song about 70 for a novel. In the songs of the epoch, I explained a kind of witch. . In fact, I created a fictitious self and another self. Mary expressed love with lyrics, and music must comply with certain restrictions and rules, which is also because it was set in those years. However, this is my internal appeal, which requires free expression, and there is another type of work.
In any case, you have taken away that world.
Yes, even in Baustelle, you can find my contribution, that is the way I handle the paperwork and arrange it. Obviously, my spacing is bigger here, and I stepped on the accelerator in all directions. I also recreated all the diversity that lives in me, and this diversity constitutes all the words and stories I create.
You define the story as a concept, and so on. Was this idea already in mind, or did one thing lead to another?
I’m not good at saying “I do this”. I started from the abdomen, instinctively, I vomited something in my body, at some point I understood where I was going, maybe I needed to clarify something, so I was also very Isolate, unable to find the power of openness. This is my naked record, revealing a little concealment. I need to face the fear and see the fragility on my face, trying to turn them into creativity, stories and things to share.
To work on Psychodonna, you choose Mario Conte, this choice references the world of sound even before pressing Play. How did the collaboration start?
The vision is born in the process, and the address is completely free, so I have to explore my influence, without having to be afraid or even dare to push the accelerator to my identity, path and taste. Mario is an outstanding pianist. We have worked with Lucio Battisti to create this work in the past, so I know him well. I am eager to merge our world together. This is an ideal choice when I develop towards electronics and experimentation.
There are many experiments, there are electronic products, but there is also an ancient dimension that usually introduces your past love for a certain piece of music.
Yes, there are Baroque, Bach, intertwined, connected, and games that put all worlds together. I am a contemporary woman, but also an ancient woman: I am a piano-born person, so my works are often produced from these compulsive homophonic transitions. These tones keep repeating, and then I slowly Build your own tone castle with endless layered structure. This is the figure of the producer Mario. He cut off my hand and gave me a little command because I fell in love and was deeply obsessed with everything I did. I would not take anything away. Then there I also gave those people a choice and they were also liberated from the idea.
Like “Baustelle”, in “Psychodonna” you will also put a series of bibliography on the table, from Virginia Woolf to the cinema (Cinema), and clear music reference books, such as ” Battiato of Fetus (Battiato of Fetus).
Everyone gave me something, such as an experimental attitude. I listened to Battiato’s 70s records and the structure of the song. I hope it’s not always in order. I want to keep the sound, the sound of the instrument, and I want to be free. My journey will always be my journey, I want to do it freely, don’t be afraid to order. The women who are close to me have books, reading materials and poems, and also make me feel at ease and find a way to struggle and get out of trouble.
You even bring some women to play with them, and some sing with them, just like Anna Oxa.
Take Meg as an example. We have known each other for many years. I am a fan of 99 Posse and then her soloist. I think she is an extraordinary artist. I admire my attitude and behavior very much. Time to do something together. I wrote “Two Girls in Love”, which is a love story, but every stage of the song has been created. Each part reminds me of different female nuances, so I always think these parts are suitable for I appeal to people who cooperate, there are many types of “Psychodonne”. And my love for France, which is the French soundtrack.
Does owning a band like Baustelle free you from a set of expectations?
This is a record that has to be listened to many times, which has made it more difficult. To enter it requires you to enter it. There are many things and it must be summarized. These are the records I like. I think the work of this group is a positive thing, which makes me feel very fulfilled and provides me with the tools to make records that I can do. This has always been my wish, but whether it is out of courage or as I grow older, I have gained knowledge and experience, and I can put my inner complexity into practice and turn it into music, but I don’t want to be difficult because it is easy for me.
I think the audience you want to target is the audience who really like to discover things through each listening, right?
Of course, even in a song, there are different motivations. I want to reiterate that even I have different actions on the same day. In short, they are all photos of emotions, stages, actions and even changes. You can also see from the lid that was moved, you won’t grab it right away.
I’m asking you a question. I’m asking a few singers. This is related to this songwriter. She is more and more open to the perspective of women, starting from a story that is different from the perspective that mainly accompanies us. How do you think about this?
We create more difficulties, women create more and more difficulties, tired, she must always prove that she is double. By observing those women who live in a world of male chauvinism and patriarchy, they have also gained courage, they have also found courage, and we are also grateful to them, they have walked a straight path. What I have seen recently is that we are heading in a good direction. It seems to me that there are some interesting things now, women come out and have the courage to talk about their own suffering, the inner struggle deep inside us. We have found our language in music since we were born.
Do you think it is also due to the fertility of social space that pays more attention to these issues?
However, yes, the times are changing. Women always attract attention for many bad things. I hope we start to be courageous. I said “Wake up!”, it was my own invitation, because we must have the courage to go out and not be afraid to look inside and express it.