Rock music

Måneskin: Rock music is back!

Charmie Joy Pagulong – The Filipino Star

November 14, 2021 | 00h00

Måneskin thinks rock music is coming back.

“I think slowly maybe it comes back. The fact that this kind of music is working well again proves to people and bands that maybe they want to do it, but the labels are telling them it’s not possible, ”replied bassist Victoria De Angelis when we asked her about the rock era. culture “has become unpopular over the past decade” at a global press conference.

Powerful groups like Måneskin (pronounced as “moan-EH-skin”) “will give them hope, to be free of what to do and what they want”.

Victoria also shared how cool it is to see their fans texting them and saying, “They start buying their instruments, and making bands and stuff like that and it’s like madness. I think that maybe it can help.

The flamboyant Italian rock group, composed of the leader Damien david, Victoria, guitarist Thomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio, brings back rock ‘n roll with its “raw, energetic and distorted sound”, defying gender stereotypes with androgynous outfits.

From “street musicians” performing in the streets of Rome in 2015, the quartet officially became a group a year later. They experienced their first international break after winning the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Zitti e buoni.

Today Måneskin is becoming “one of the most popular rock bands of the new generation”.

With billions of streams on digital music platforms and sold-out concerts, Måneskin returns to the rock music scene in the mainstream music scene, notably with his worldwide hits I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE, the cover of The Four Season Beggin ‘ and the latest MAMMAMIA.

According to the press release, the I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE music video gained 6.7 million streams in just 24 hours on YouTube after its world premiere on July 15.

The group also went No.1 on Spotify Global Top 50 Chart with Beggin ‘, with I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE cracking the UK Singles Chart – both songs in the Top 10, making Måneskin the “first Italian band in the world. UK Top Ten music history with two singles at the same time.

So far, Beggin ‘has been in the Top 10 in 63 countries, I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE in 35 and the group has also achieved 24 platinum certifications and 16 gold certifications worldwide.

The single MAMMAMIA debuted at # 24 on Spotify’s global charts. “This is the highest start of all new Friday releases and the group’s highest to date.”

Måneskin released his first album Il ballo della vita in 2018 and last March he released the second album Teatro d’ira – Vol. I.

When the band members recently announced their “LOUD KIDS” European tour, tickets sold out in just two hours.

On top of that, Måneskin (Danish for “moonlight”) has also been nominated for the 2021 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) which will take place in Budapest, Hungary on November 14 (November 15 at 3 a.m. of Manila with the same day broadcast at 8 p.m.) as Best Band and Best Rock.

Måneskin goes down in history as “the first Italian artist to be nominated in three categories (including best Italian act) and the first Italian group to be named best band and best rock.

MAMMAMIA, produced by Fabrizio Ferraguzzo and the band themselves, was “recorded live to keep the sound raw and rough”. With the piece, the Italian musicians showed for the first time their “ironic side”.

“Although this is a rock song, the track also brings in dance and club vibes, starting with a powerful bass riff and rhythmic drums. The tongue-in-cheek lyrics are about how people perceive your behavior, while your intentions and thoughts are very different, ”the group said in a statement.

Victoria shared in a virtual call that they had “had fun doing it”.

“It’s a very stupid, very careless song. Whenever we do something like this, we are just trying to have fun and enjoy it. We are therefore very happy with the result… This song came out very naturally, ”she added. MAMMAMIA was written just after the band won Eurovision Song Contest.

Damiano admitted that they received a lot of attention after winning the grand prize in the songwriting competition. They felt good but there were also people who “criticized” them.

“I wanted to translate that into the lyrics of the song because it happens a lot. You think you are doing something right, but people just don’t get it, they make bad judgments and bad comments, ”Damiano said.

The chorus is more about “sex life, sometimes people have their preferences which can be weird or weird,” he added.

MAMMAMIA, a common expression in Italy, is the ironic take on the group of Italian stereotypes.

“We wanted to make fun of the (Italian) stereotype because we feel that we are very, very far from this stereotype. People are always talking about the way we act on and off the stage. We are accused of being savages… We are cannons because we are Italians (laughs). All natural, ”said Damiano.