Artist Interview: “World Falls Down” by Alessia Labate

Q: I love your voice; your range is incredible! How did you first get into music? 

Alessia Labate: Thank you so much! To be honest, I don’t have such a big range, but my tone is definitely unique due to a vergeture on my vocal chords. I’ve always been into music: my dad is a 360° musician and producer and my mum used to be a dancer, they played me their favourite music when I still was in mum’s womb and I started singing and dancing really early on.

Q: The Production on “World Falls Down” is near flawless and the beat is so catchy! What did you enjoy most about making this track? 

Labate: Thank you so much! I enjoyed its effortlessness, everything came so naturally and I trusted CanovA (the producer) throughout the process. I never did anything “trappy” before and I think it really suits my vibe.


Q: “World Falls Down” sounds like the perfect club or party song, but when listening to the lyrics, it has a deeper meaning about the world. What inspired you to write this track?

Labate: It literally came like a gust of wind: the day I wrote it there was a wind storm in Milano (it blew off the central station’s roof) and the sound it was making was frightening, it felt like the end of the world was around the corner; when I got to the studio it was a conversation started and me, Michele and Dillon quickly started talking about the bad shit happening in the world, and how sometimes it’s healthy to forget about it and just have a little fun. What inspired the story we’re telling in the song was the last scene of “Don’t Look Up”, in which they all gather around the table and have a serene dinner smiling and acting normal while the walls are shaking. In our case, it was a DOPE ASS party. 


Q: How is the music scene in Milan? Are there any favorite venues of yours that you love to perform at?

Labate: Tbh I feel the energy is a bit low: Covid restrictions really wore everyone off and the vibe was heavily impacted, and smaller artists are really struggling to get by. But still, there are new interesting acts poppin up every now and then but I wish artists like me who sing and write in English had more space and encouragement. We have some allies like “Italia Music Export” and “Italia Music Lab” (they help artists to export and grow their project in and outside of the country) but major labels don’t really seem to be open to the new wave we’re bringing. Italian industry people say “Italians are not good enough with English so we should stick to our language only” and that’s so outdated far from the truth. Native English speakers don’t really care about in my experience, they just care about the vibe and the quality of what you’re doin, and we Italians are AMAZING.


Q: What has been one of the highlights of your music career so far?

Labate: My first experience ever “Io Canto” was definitely a big booster for me: it was a kid’s show on national TV and I had the opportunity to play with a professional orchestra for 2 years in a row and got in touch with music from the 70/80/90 I didn’t know about and love now. I’m really happy also with my career so far, as an independent artist, I think I’ve achieved a lot. It’s definitely time to level up now.


Q: “World Falls Down” is unique in the way it’s a genre-fusing track, being a dark pop song with elements of dance, electronic, and even bits of rock music. In your own words, how would you describe the music you typically create?

Labate: I’m really diverse in the music I make: I go from House/EDM to bubblegum pop. I’d love to explore more delicate tones as well in the future


Q: Who would you most like to collaborate with, if it could be anyone in the world?

Labate: TOVE LO is my go-to artist. I’d love to do a Dance Collaboration with Sigala.


Q: Do you have any projects in the works that you can tell us about?

Labate: I’ve been working non-stop for the last 3 years, so it’s time I slow it down a bit. I’d love to release an album. 

Interviewed by Melissa Cusano

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