Maneskin Reveal What's Most Important To Them While Writing Music
By Katrina Nattress
October 26, 2021
Måneskin's star has risen exponentially since winning Eurovision earlier this year, but the Italian rockers aren't letting that affect the way they write music.
The band recently chatted with Good Charlotte's Joel Madden for AltPress, where they revealed what's most important to them in terms of making music.
"I think the main thing we want to express is really the freedom because, especially here, there are not many rock bands. And since we started playing together, we’ve always been told, 'This is not going to work. Rock music is not a thing in Italy. No one listens to it. It’s dead,'" bassist Victoria de Angelis explained. "We spent a couple of years fighting every day about this stuff, but we kept doing it because we were sure about it. Because the main thing for us is that we feel represented and happy while we’re playing. We don’t have to pretend—like writing s****y songs that we don’t like just to get on the charts. We want to make something that we can enjoy, and we have freedom, and we can express ourselves. This is the most important thing we would want our audience to get. Also, I think there are so many amazing artists that feel limited by the music industry in general, and it’s such a shame. I think the meaning of music is just to be free and to be who you are."
"We want people to feel the authenticity of our songs because when we write, we always try to mix everything up," singer Damiano David added. "There’s not one of us that’s pushing in this direction. After all these years, we created this chemistry, and now we feel like we are all on the same path, and we are really authentic, and we have a lot of fun writing new music, experimenting and sharing new ideas. And so we all also want the people to feel that—that it’s the fun part, the studio part when we share ideas and play with pedals and amplifiers and the microphones."
Måneskin is set to perform at the iHeartRadio ALTer EGO presented by Capital One, joining Coldplay, twenty one pilots, Imagine Dragons, Kings of Leon, Willow and All Time Low at the Forum in Los Angeles on January 15th, 2022. Fans can tune in to watch this year's iHeartRadio ALTer EGO via an exclusive livestream on LiveOne on livexlive.com. Over 75 Alternative and Rock iHeartRadio stations will also broadcast the event live in their local markets and on the iHeartRadio app.