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GET TO KNOW: Cassandra Raffaele
After spending the last few years releasing a wave of rich and soulful offerings, emerging artist Cassandra Raffaele is back once again with her next glittering delight 'My Anarchy Loves You'.
Coupling a warm and seductive direction with her own sensational voice, 'My Anarchy Loves You' makes for fresh and engaging listen from start to finish. Jam-packed with subtle tones and sweeping aesthetics, she is simply going from strength to strength with every release right now.
So with the new single out now, we sat down with her to find out more about her origins and inspirations over the years.
What was the first instrument you learned to play?
My first instrument was drums. I used to play it when I was a child because my daddy is a drummer and composer. So playing instruments, it was so natural and normal to do.
What was the first album you remember owning?
2 albums! ‘Help’ -The Beatles and ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ -George Gershwin.
Did you ever form a band when you were younger and if so, what did they sound like?
When I was younger I played drums in a grunge rock band. I was too shy to sing at that time.
What is a song you wish you had written yourself?
I must confess that I wish I had written a lot of songs. Surely, one of my favourite songs of the moment, I mean, ‘Once upon a time in the West’ by Ennio Morricone, and Imagine by John Lennon, without doubt.
What has been the most thrilling moment about creating your own music?
One of the most thrilling moments is always sharing my first draft songs with my family and friends and looking at their reactions. Usually, if they like them, I have a good chance to have written something cool. It’s exciting to give them a form too, with the arrangements, choosing colours, instruments as if I were a painter and then listening to the results.
And what about the most frustrating part?
I am not able to see the frustrating parts in that process. The most frustrating part regards the post production, I mean, it’s more a fear than a frustration. The fear of not having done enough, and not receiving feedback from my audience. People’s indifference bothers me.
Which artist would you most love to share a stage with?
I would like to share a stage with Michal Kiwanuka, Brittany Howards and St. Vincent ( a lot!!!)
Where do you see yourself in five years time?
I would like to be in a gig of mine backstage, chatting with my band about the songs list of the night.
Cassandra Raffaele's new single 'My Anarchy Loves You' is available to stream now. Check out the video for it below.