Released at the end of last week, Alessandro’s (Alex) new single is an instant indie smooth wave banger. We caught up with Alex about his new song and all things music
Can you tell us a bit about yourself? Where are you from and where did music start for you?
Hello! I’m a singer-songwriter, I’m from Italy but I lived in London for almost 9 years! I can’t dance, I suck at football, so I write songs. Music started in my room, when I was a teenager suffering anxiety. My guitar was my safe place.
If you were to sum yourself up in three words, what would you say?
CEO of sad songs (it’s actually 4 lol)
You released your new single today – Feels Like Heaven. What does this song mean to you?
I wrote this song during lockdown, I know you hear this a lot from artists these days but with everything that was going on I felt the urge of wanting to tell people that this lockdown(s) can also bring to positive things and is not that bad overall. For example, during this time, I had the chance to look inside myself like I never did before. I’ve asked my girlfriend to marry me, I finally found myself as an artist, for the first time ever I think I know who Alessandro Ciminata is.
Did you have any help with the writing, recording and producing process?
I wrote the song in my bedroom, with a midi keyboard, a mic and a laptop. Then, my partner in crime Jack Gourlay, did his magic on the production.
Is this a hint at more new music on the way?
Mate, you’re gonna have enough of me dropping music this year!
What advice would you give to those looking to make music?
Go for it! Stop worrying about the industry, focus on yourself and be true to yourself. Make music that resonates with you in the first place.
What is one challenge you didn’t think you would encounter while making music? Was it difficult to overcome this?
The music industry and all the rejections! It’s hard. To make music in 2021 you got to learn to let go a lot of things. However, I believe there’s always a right time for everything, all the challenges artists encounter whilst trying to make it, at the end of the day will just make them stronger and ready when opportunities arise!
Are there plans to play live, when it is safe to do so?
Yes! I’m playing a headline show in London, at The Grace on October 26th . It’s
gonna be one to remember you have my word!
Tickets here: bit.ly/329rUPM
How have you been keeping yourself busy during lockdown?
Indeed! I started doing tiktoks, live streams, wrote songs, watched every
possible Netflix series!!
Where can we find out more about you?
Anything else you would like to tell us?
YES! I HAD A GREAT TIME CHATTING WITH YOU, LOVE YOUR BLOG, THANK
YOU FOR HAVING ME!
I would like to thank Alex for taking the time to answer my questions and wish him all the best with his new musical adventures.