It has been a few weeks from the latest news; Beatrice Dis opened several streaming services (Spotify, Soundcloud, IndieSound) to make her “Show me” debut single available to a wider audience and a YouTube channel that includes the music video of “Show me” and 5 interviews.
We are meeting today in Prato, Italy, where she’s spending some off time before returning to London, where she lives and works with her partner, drummer and composer Mimí Out.
It’s been an intense year for you and your music career. How did it start?
It started long before 2016. Deciding to be in charge of my own music productions and career management was not easy. When I was younger I would care about the music, the show, the outfit..but I was never fascinated by the business that makes the music move and reach the audience. So the record label opened a completely new challenge for me.
You are Italian and your lyrics are in English. After five years in London does it come natural or is it a slow process?
It is actually quite natural. I always get inspired by the music that Joe Foresta and Mimí Out create. I have an idea, a story or a message that I want to talk about and the first thing I do is write down the concepts with the keywords that I want to use. Then I create the melody and build the song. Sometimes I do get stuck though but it then eventually comes together!!
The music video for your debut song “Show me” stands out for its quality and it’s quite rare for an independent production to have such a beautiful work of art. How did you get to do it?
Thank you so much, I really appreciate your words. The video was shot in a studio in Hackney, Cre8 Studio London, and it was directed, shot and edited by Eleonora Cristin. She came up with the idea of the veil and the contraposition of the black and white. I have danced and acted for a few years so I was very happy to experiment during the shooting. We are very proud to have such a beautiful video as an introduction for my solo project. It is true, we are small team but we are lucky enough to work with great professionals! Visuals are very important and we want to play our cards well!
What’s your plan for 2017?
We plan to release my second single in January. Of course there’ll be a music video, hopefully the audience will like it as much as the first one! We are also planning to record some acoustic gigs in the next few months. We are working on many songs and we have some great collaborations that we can’t wait to share with all of you guys. London is a great place to be when you’re making music!
Is there any plan for a tour in England or Europe?
It’s too soon to say.. I’ve only released one song, I still need to build my own audience. I haven’t really exposed myself yet, I need to reach a bigger audience before talking about a proper tour. Nevertheless we are certainly going to start playing live! I’d like to sing my own songs, including the unreleased ones, and covers from the artists I love.
What do you wish for in the New Year?
First of all, good health; we take it for granted too easily. Then happiness, a profound sense of “feeling good”. I hope that 2017 will help my music career develop. I wish to play on beautiful stages, surrounded by talented musicians. I dream of shooting great videos and making important collaborations. I like art contamination so I hope I will be able to mix my talent with other artists’. I want to feel good in my own skin, proud of what I do.. Maybe it’s a lot to ask for but I am actually working to make this dream reality!