Alessandro Ciminata is an Italian-born, London-based singer-songwriter.
He received support from the likes of John Kennedy (Radio X), Spotify, Apple Music, BBC Introducing London, Amazing Radio, Wonderland Magazine, Clash Magazine, TMRW Magazine, Complex UK, EARMILK, DHP Family and tipped by The Line Of Best Fit as “A distinct musical identity whose brand of thoughtful meticulously turned-out indie-pop continues to prick ears and turn heads across the industry”. In October 2019, Alessandro sold out his debut headline show at The Waiting Room (London). Ciminata is now set to release a new series of singles in 2022, with a new EP on the horizon. He has grown an audience of over 19k followers on TikTok. His debut EP ‘Over and Over’ amassed over 145k streams on Spotify. His latest single ‘A Little Bit of You’ went viral on TikTok with over 44k UGC videos created and over 20 million views on the sound.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
I call it nostalgic retro-tinged indie-pop. Even when I write happy songs there’s always a nostalgic touch somehow lol
What is your creative process like?
It changes and adapts depending on the situation. What I do the most though, is find a nice chord progression either on my guitar or midi keyboard, then start singing random melodies over it until I find that one melody that strikes me. From there, I develop the melody further, add some lyrics and give the song a structure. I also enjoy writing from titles, it gives the song a complete perspective when you start writing it…it’s like you are visualizing it already.
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Dean Lewis, Lewis Capaldi…and of course, Harry Styles!
Are you finding the isolation of the pandemic conducive to your writing or is it hindering the experiences you can write about?
I think the pandemic fucked me up. I initially thought it did some good to me but it actually didn’t. I became way too lazy than I used to be. This is reflected in my writing as well. Luckily, I think I’ve found my way out…
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Life is a mess but it could be beautiful…so, never give up! Work hard to make things change, you are the only one in charge of your life, be yourself, and make your weaknesses become strengths.
What is the most useless talent you have?
I can reproduce the sound of drums (well, not quite the same) by hitting my tongue to the back of my teeth.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
No, but I do swear a lot when there’s no hot water coming through
Do you have a cherished childhood teddy bear or other stuffed animal sitting on your bed at home?
I’ve got Marcel (a little stuffed monkey) and Paul the Alien. Why Marcel? When I first started my journey on TikTok people were saying I looked like Ross from Friends…he had a monkey called Marcel…so…..
What was the last TV series you watched on TV?
The Circle, Season 4
If you were a member of the Spice Girls, what would your spice handle be?
Italian spice …. lol
Alessandro returns with a new single ‘I’ll Wear Your Sadness Like It’s Mine’
I’ll Wear Your Sadness Like It’s Mine (rel 01.07.22) is the 2nd single of 2022 from Alessandro Ciminata, a London-based singer-songwriter creating what he defines as romantic indie-pop.
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