Numerous artist come out daily. Making it harder and harder to get the attention of the people. As many artists that come out only a few our stars. Few have that special factor that makes them not only stand out, but stick with you even after hearing their music. DON MARAE is one of those bonafide stars with her new video “Crema” being a loud statement for the cause. She was gracious enough to take time to answer some questions for us. Below is the interview.
Who is DON MARAE the artist?
DON MARAE is a powerhouse. She’s edgy, untamed and ruthless.
Who are some of the influences and how do you incorporate that into the music?
I grew up in a military family with Italian roots, I was shooting guns at the age of eight and got to do things like go to government islands, etc. When I arrived in Italy, I was most drawn to Naples and the ‘mafioso’ culture. When I met Tony, (My producer) we first started with an aesthetic from these elements and worked from there. He’s absolutely incredible with translating moods/vibes into audio and we spent a year fine tuning it. Now we have elements of Industrial-trap-techno and some of our work even ranges past that. Stay tuned!
What was the creative process for your new song “Crema”?
The process started with my producer Tony Cleptòn I in a small cafe in Cava di Tirreni, I ordered a “cafe con crema” and his face lit up. Most of our songs start with him hearing me speak Italian, and appreciating my tone & accent. We immediately ran back to the lab and began making a beat. With cream being the main subject, we began discussing texture and other elements to create a song that is sensual in a unique way.
How do you feel now that “Crema” is out for people to hear?
I am excited! It’s been a really long process, with the video especially. I think of making the song as ‘cute’ because it was the first one we completed and I was so fresh in the music realm at the time. We spent a lot of time developing our artistic identity before creating this. Since then, I have grown a ton and the upcoming songs reflect that, but this one is dear to me because it really sets the stage of our sound and aesthetic.
What is the biggest thing you want people to take away from your music?
I suppose, to make the listener feel powerful. There is a theme we follow that is what we call an ‘alpha attitude’, and I hope that when people sing along they feel sultry, strong, and ready to take on the world.
If you could give any advice to someone looking to become an independent artist, what would it be?
I would advise to try something new in terms of genre and style. Be unique and true to yourself instead of trying to fit a mold. But most importantly, get a legal contract with any professional you work with.
What’s next for DON MARAE?
Next we are going to release another single that is quite different from Crema in that it is more vocal based. Also we have the craziest club song you’ll ever hear coming soon after!!
Check out DON MARAE “Crema” below and follow her on Instagram. Stay Global my Friends!