Cranìa is a singer-songwriter born in 1992. Through her music she wants to express her feelings and emotions, but in particular she wants to tell everyone a piece of her story. Actually, Cranìa thinks her music is like her identity card, something that can deeply represent her soul.
How was your passion for music born? Tell me something about yourself.
Hello Sara. I’m a singer-songwriter, I was born and raised in Valcamonica near Brescia. I have always had a contradictory relationship with music because I started studying it when I was a child, then I abandoned it and I picked it up again later when I was a teenager. I still don’t understand who chose who: if music chose me or vice versa. What’s certain is that I cannot live without it.
Why did you choose “Cranìa” as your stage name?
I have been suffering from chronic migraine since I was five. It is a constant in my life such as music. For this reason I thought of “playing” with the name of this sickness making it my stage name.
“My intention is to present myself through my songs as they are my identity card, something that represents who I am”
Do you get inspiration from anything in particular when writing your songs?
My personal background greatly affects the way I create my songs that are rich in details, stories and images. I also like to take inspiration from what strikes me about the lives of other people but also from what surrounds me.
What would you like to transmit with your music? In your opinion what is your “trademark”?
My intention is to present myself through my songs as they are my identity card, something that represents who I am. The music I create is built on certain principles: the importance of the lyric, the alternative arrangement which has to fit well with the words I wrote and the nuances of my voice.
You are a singer-songwriter, so you work on both the lyrics and the melody. What does the creation process consist of? I mean, do you write down your ideas and then you order them and collect them together? Or do you follow a precise guideline?
I usually use the piano to compose my songs. It often happens that words and melody come out together at the same time.
“My personal background greatly affects the way I create my songs that are rich in details, stories and images”
If you were to define your music, what do you think is the artistic genre you belong to?
I would say “alternative”, because I mix different styles, for example ambient or electronic sounds that share a dark tone.
Your latest song is entitled “Stomachion”? How was this song born? What is it about?
“Stomachion” comes from a verse that I had composed both melodically and textually and that I then abandoned. The song is an inner journey in search of myself. Every part of my body is like a piece of a puzzle, the title derived from this concept. Only by the end, in the verse “Sono pronta a giocare”, I complete the identity, in this case my own.
What are the obstacles you have to face or you have faced as an artist?
It’s not easy to find your own space among so many good voices who desire to express their opinions. At the same time, I believe that being yourself always pays off.
What does music mean to you in your life?
If music didn’t mean everything to me, I would not have published “Stomachion”. If it doesn’t represent everything I would not pursue my project with dedication, sweat and persistence, and also I would not be here to answer this question.
“The song is an inner journey in search of myself”
Thinking about the future, where do you see yourself in ten years?
In ten years I imagine myself in a theater, happy and satisfied. I imagine performing in front of an audience - few people or many people it doesn’t matter - MY OWN audience singing the stories of my life.
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