Q&A with Rebecca Carozzi.

Cover Photo:
Rebecca Carozzi by Valeria Goncharenko.

Hailing from Milan, Italy, Rebecca Carozzi is a bright star on the horizon. Combining the melodies of guitar bass with dynamic vocals and empowering lyricism, Carozzi’s sound is appealing to many.

Though fairly a new music artist, she’s already got a thoroughly developed vision. Carozzi is one to fight tooth and nail for herself and what she believes in—she’s here to tell her story through frank lyrics and bold attitude.

I’ve had the pleasure of delving into Carozzi’s musical world. And now I’m inviting you to take a glimpse, too.

Have you always wanted to be a musician?

Rebecca: I’ve always loved music but I never thought about it as something I could be interested in doing in my life. When I was a little kid, I wanted to be a writer—I used to write a lot of poetry and that actually helped me when I first dived into songwriting.

What’s the trickiest part of writing songs?

Rebecca: Writing is something that should come naturally and I try not to force it, which means that I only write when I have something to say and get out of my chest. The trickiest thing for me is to slow down and put my thoughts in order.

 Do you always draw inspiration from your personal experiences?

Rebecca: I draw inspiration from lots of different things. Personal experiences are my favorites but if I were to watch a movie, listen to a song or read a book that really has an impact on me, I would definitely write about it.

What’s your creative process like?

Rebecca: My creative process is actually super simple. If I have an idea or something I wanna write about, I’ll grab my keyboard and start playing around with chords until I find an interesting sound or a melody that intrigues me.

You make all of your songs together with your dad. What’s that like?

Rebecca: My dad is the main reason why I got into music in the first place. He helps me a lot with the technical parts of making a track which are recording, mixing and mastering. He is also an incredibly talented musician and in all my songs you can hear his signature guitar bass.

Out of all the songs you’ve released this far, do you have a favourite? Or one that you’re most proud of?

Rebecca: I’m very self-critic. Therefore, I love every single track I’ve released so far but I’m particularly proud of my latest single, ‘Crossed The Line’, because I was able to take a very negative experience and turn it into something positive and fun.

You’ve explained that ‘Crossed The Line’ confronts all the guys that have, in fact, crossed the line in terms of boundaries.
What does songwriting mean to you?

Rebecca: Songwriting is really important to me. It’s a safe space where I’m allowed to express myself, understand my emotions and talk about really personal stuff without being judged.

How would you describe your sound?

Rebecca: One thing I love about the music I make is that it doesn’t really fit into one single genre. I would describe it as edgy, a little grungy and honest.

 Who are some of your biggest musical inspirations?

Rebecca: I listen to a lot of artists but some of my favorites are Rihanna, Drake, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, Lady Gaga and Post Malone. I grew up listening to Rihanna and I love how much her music has changed throughout the years so she is definitely a very big inspiration.

What does the future hold for you and your audience? Are you working on a new track (or an EP, perhaps)?

Rebecca: I’m constantly writing and playing around with chords. And I actually have some finished songs that are ready to go. So, I’m very excited about the future and I can’t wait for everyone to hear what I’ve been working on!

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