In a world where technology prevails, DeLaurentis takes us back to the roots of a life in connection with nature in third EP, Big Part Of A Big Sun.
These new songs were written as she isolated herself on an island in search of a place to disconnect from the everyday action of social media and the fast-pace lifestyle of the city, to let intuition and inspiration take the reins. Finding herself in the wild, and being one with all elements of nature DeLaurentis’ mind was able to reprogram itself and open up windows for creativity, or as William Blake stated, opening “The doors of perception.”
The earth, the sun, the flowers, travel, the cycle of life, as well as the relationship mankind has with the environment and the capacity we have to create with nature as opposed to destroying it – all of these themes inspired this new EP.
Some books, movies and documentaries also made their way into the inspiration behind this EP, such as Femmes qui courent avec les Loups by Clarissa Pinkola Esté, the documentary Heima by Sigur Ros following them on tour throughout Iceland, as well as the films of Terrence Malick, where nature always plays a significant role.
A self-taught producer, DeLaurentis discovered the world of computer music at the age of 24, starting with the softwares Cubase and Logic. Influenced by Laurie Anderson, one of the first woman who pioneered electronic music and of her main reference, she started producing and mixing music on her own.
In 2015, with her first EP, she swapped the piano for Ableton Live and the controller Push, which she uses as her main instrument. With this specific controller, she can all by herself loop her voice, assign effects (vocoders, delays, reverb, filters…) and play different synthesizers at the same time: a great tool both for creating and producing in her home studio and for performing live shows.
Resulting in an electronica pop cinematic style, DeLaurentis’ music is a mixture of organic sounds, sound design and electronic textures, informed by her more traditional musical background. Most of the time, her songs start out as piano and vocal based compositions, which are then built up like a screenplay, with introduction, exposition, developments, climax, and ending.
For each song, her goal is to portray the main character through the use of her vocals as the central instrument. At times rhythmic or melodic, harmonious or evasive, the voice is the leading sound that brings a warmth to the electronic tones of the music.