ArtistRack catches up with ‘Ornella Giannotti’ for this exclusive interview and insight into her lateast release.
Where are you from?
I was born in Venezuela and I dare to say half raised in The Canaries Island (Spain)
How long have you been making music?
It happens that both of my parents are musicians, so music has been part of all of my live!
How many songs /albums have you released to date?
I have made some Demos for myself along with my Dad, and some friends, but this is one is my first official song released
Can you tell us about your latest release and the background and inspirations behind it?
This song was born in a random conversation with Leo D’ Swagger Co- Producer of this song. One day, talking on the phone, I was telling him things about my life, then He all of a sudden came up with the idea to make a song for me that would reflect my personality and how I
overcome all the struggles that I lived in certain part of my life, and what no to say almost on my daily basis since life itself is a non stop challenge, then the idea of Stronger than i know was born
How did you first get into music, and what inspired you to pursue a career in it?
My parents are musicians and when I was a girl
they had an orchestra and I started singing with
them when I was 12 years old. From then on I
never stopped singing.
What do you think of the present music industry?
In the current context, the monetization of music
on digital platforms has managed to reduce the
chances of success for artists. Furthermore, I
consider that currently, creativity and musical
quality are not fully valued.
Who are some of your biggest musical influences and how have they impacted your music?
I don’t have specific musical influences, nor an
idol or anything like that. There are artists that I
like more and others less, each one contributes
What have been some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced as a musician and how have you overcome them?
Actually the only challenge I have faced as a singer has been having to sing when I feel bad,when I am sad or not in the mood and still have to express joy to my audience. It is hard.
Singing has always been natural for me, it’s like breathing, it has never represented great challenges, or at least for the moment, I don’t know what the future may hold for me.
How has your music evolved over the course of your career, and where do you see it going in the future?
At the moment I have dedicated myself to singing other people’s songs, this is my first own
release. I don’t know what the future will hold, but I would like to continue singing my owns songs, composing and dedicating myself 100% to music.
Who have you collaborated with so far in your career?
I have not done any collaboration by now.
Can you describe your creative process and what goes into making a song or album?
First I think of a melody and from there the rest of the song flows. I’m not a musician so otherpeople takes care of the music. Lyrics usually come from experiences or anything you have seen or heard that can inspire you. It’s all very subjective.
Dead or alive, who would be your dream collaboration?
Justin Timberlake or Dua Lipa. Can you guys TAG them? Lol
What was the first album you bought?
One more time by Britney Spears.
What’s your favorite song at the moment?
Every dog has its day!
If you had to sell your music collection tomorrow, what album would you leave in your draw?
Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa.
What is your favourite saying?
Every dog has its day!
What other hobbies or interests do you have?
I’ve found the world of autism fascinating since my son is autistic. I love being a mother. Bike cycling and now I am learning to play the bass.
Tell us more about your upcoming project or this new project?
As per right now I’m just in the promotion stage, let’s see what future brings in, but of course there will be more to come, I’m thankful that I can count with an amazing production team, Venezuelan’s Victor Hugo Mendoza, my friend Leo D’ Swagger, Eduardo Saez, the Canadian Al Faragalli, and Mark Gregory from Spain, I couldn’t ask for more
What’s in the pipeline after this project?
Keep on learning and growing as an artist and human being
Thank you for your time and may you carry on making great, fresh music. *
Thank you so much guys for the opportunity of having me interviewed on this well known and respected site!