NEW YORK – Huddled collectively on a snakeskin sofa in a New York lodge, their euphoria was infectious.
Måneskin simply performed a pop-up lunchtime present in Occasions Sq., and now they realized their Madison Sq. Backyard present scheduled for later within the week was a sellout.
Pleasantly shocked, frontman Damiano David known as the information “very special.”
“It’s one of the most important places where you can ever dream to play,” David stated.
That present Thursday night time will kick off the North American leg of their Rush! World Tour that started earlier this 12 months.
In an period the place rock bands appear endangered and many of the high acts within the style got here from the final millennium, Måneskin has turn out to be one thing of an anomaly.
Coming to prominence in 2021 after an surprising win on the Eurovision Music Contest with their high-energy rocker, “Zitti E Buoni,” the Italian quartet appears to be reviving rock music, or no less than, offering a breath of hope.
Bass participant Victoria De Angelis says it was by no means intentional.
As a substitute, she says the band was born out of “pure passion” between 4 associates who met in highschool.
“I think for us this thing of making rock music just came because we were so young,” she stated.
They merely needed to make music, by no means having the notion of “breaking through” within the music enterprise as a rock act.
“We grew up listening to the music our parents did. And then when we started playing our instruments to our teachers and just discovering rock music and all the bands of the past. It’s something that really shaped us in who we are today,” De Angelis stated.
That osmosis ripples by means of the band as they listened to traditional rock filtered from their dad and mom and grandparents. Guitarist Thomas Raggi knew he needed to play rock music after listening to what Jimi Hendrix may with a Stratocaster.
“I want to revive a bit of the figure of the iconic guitarist,” Raggi said.
Drummer Ethan Torchio shares that sentiment, saying that his style is different while informed by the rock of the ‘70s and ’80s. “I just try to be modern and vintage at the same time,” he stated.
Now with three studio albums below their belt, the younger rockers (David is the oldest at 24) have gotten a worldwide phenom. Because the band’s reputation continues to extend, De Angelis says she’s not affected by the celebrity, quite she sees it as “a big adventure that we get to share with each other.”
“I think we’re lucky because we met when we were really young, so our personalities basically developed together and we lived this crazy experience together that made the bond between us even tighter,” De Angelis stated.
Whereas they’ll simply be mistaken for glam rockers of one other period with their vogue type and area anthems like “I Wanna Be Your Slave,” or “Supermodel,” there’s a powerful sensuality to the music that harkens again to that forbidden attraction from the early days of rock ‘n’ roll with the intimacy “upped to 11” throughout dwell reveals. Subsequently, the band has amassed a devoted international following, led by their charismatic frontman.
David attributes that vibe from the band’s days of busking on the streets of Rome as youngsters.
“We had to get the attention of the people. So, we saw that interacting and getting close is something that really works,” David stated.
That carried over to their dwell present, as they break free from the primary stage for a couple of songs to get nearer to the viewers. In addition they have introduced followers onstage.
“We try to come up with ways to get closer to the people because you can actually feel the energy. Also, you can touch and see their faces and make them sing… it’s just sharing a fun moment for us,” David stated.
The connection between artist and viewers was intensified throughout their South America dates the place the band was uncovered to a number of the most energetic audiences.
“People go crazy, they sing the lyrics all the time. They really scream at the top of their lungs. They mosh. They crowd surf. It’s like maximum energy,” De Angelis stated.
However as their fan base continues to develop, together with the dimensions of the venues, David admits success presents some challenges.
“It brings more fans, of course, and stuff like that, but it brings more haters, more criticism and more expectations.”
However he says the band stays resilient.
“Very often, the audience wants artists to be always the same. But I think it’s very, very unhealthy. So it’s important having the guts to continuously experiment and change no matter what people are going to think,” David stated.
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