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NEW NOISE: LUCIA CIFARELLI – “GIRLS LIKE ME”

The EDM champ is getting the girls in the mood for the weekend.

Lucia Cifarelli
Lucia Cifarelli

Getting the girls pumped for the weekend with her latest high energy track is Lucia Cifarelli with her new single “Girls Like Me”. Easing us into the party with a head-bopping bassline, Lucia crescendos over the production, before exploding at the eccentric chorus filled with searing hot synths and dance floor magic. Celebrating all that is feminine with empowering lyricism, the track is a love letter to females all around the world, as Lucia uses her voice to make her stance known.

Opening up on the inspiration behind the single, the artist said, “During the first COVID lockdown I re-read a book I was given many years ago by a friend titled Women Who Run With Wolves, Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD. It’s a deeply spiritual book that speaks of the powerful force that lives within all women. It’s about ageless knowing, instincts and passion. The celebration of all that is feminine and wild. It made me reflect on my own goddess circle and the diverse sisterhood I’ve come to know on social media and on tour.  There is a lot of societal taboos surrounding the primal yin and yang nature of women.  I want to be a part of shattering old stereotypes and celebrate the full spectrum and essence of who we are.”

Taken from her forthcoming solo album, Lucia revealed that the single serves as a teaser of what is to come, describing the project as a soundtrack of her life. Stepping out from her band Drill with the solo release, the Long Island native is ready to start a new chapter in her life with the project, describing it as a “very intimate journey all about self-reflection.” With no set release date, we caught up with the singer talking everything we expect from the project.

Check out the video and interview below…

What was the inspiration behind “Girls Like Me”?
During the first COVID lockdown I re-read a book I was given many years ago by a friend titled Women Who Run With Wolves, Myths and Stories of the Wild Woman Archetype by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, PhD. It’s a deeply spiritual book that speaks of the powerful force that lives within all women. It’s about ageless knowing, instincts and passion. The celebration of all that is feminine and wild. It made me reflect on my own goddess circle and the diverse sisterhood I’ve come to know on social media and on tour. There is a lot of societal taboos surrounding the primal yin and yang nature of women. I want to be a part of shattering old stereotypes and celebrate the full spectrum and essence of who we are.

What did you want to evoke with the music video?
I want it to act as a kind of visual perfume. A heady mixture of magic & mischief, infused with courage & strength. I hope it evokes the intoxicating spirit of our fierce nature while drawing the viewer in like a beautifully curated patchwork quilt. I hope it challenges self-limiting beliefs in those that need it and provokes thought for those polluted by misogyny.

What do you hope it brings listeners at a time like this?
I hope it reinforces a sense of camaraderie and connection while acting as a siren call to stand united against those who wish to oppress us. Women’s rights and freedoms are constantly under threat all over the world by dominant male structures. It’s estimated that between 66,000 -87,000 women and girls are killed globally every year and that 80% of these murders are committed by men. Violence against women and girls is so embedded in our cultures worldwide, it’s almost invisible.

And it’s the first track from your forthcoming solo album – what can you tell us about it?
I’d been writing my album for a couple of months when I stumbled across a video on Instagram playing a loop of a synth line and a beat.I Initially scrolled past it but kept going back to listen. There was something about it I really liked. The page belonged to an artist/producer who’s a fan of KMFDM, who I’d met before on tour, his name is Dan Connor. I asked him if he wanted to collaborate and he said sure. I wrote the lyric & melody and Sascha Konietzko (KMFDM) turned the whole thing on its head with his production. I chose Girls Like Me as the opener for the album because it sets the stage perfectly. The song and video act as a sort of master of ceremony for the rest of the album. The first person to hear the album outside the studio was a good friend of mine named Billy Mann. I was too close to it be able to decide which one should be the single. He downloaded it immediately and called me shortly after listening. He said, “May I ask you something?” “Did you master the record yet”? When I said no, he connected me with Veronica Ferraro, the female French mixer of the grammy nominated David Guetta / Kelly Rowland hit song “When Love Takes Over”. To have “Girls Like Me” mixed by such a talented mixer was one thing but the fact it was a woman was another. Veronica is as fierce and fearless with her work as she is in her life. It feels extra special to have had this woman mix this song.

What ties all the tracks together?
I’ve described the album as the soundtrack of my life. Each song is a reflection of an experience I’ve had or an expression of who I am. Although the songs can be appreciated independently of each other, when listened to straight through it will feel as if you’ve taken a very intimate journey with me. That you’ll know me better by the end.

NEW NOISE: LUCIA CIFARELLI – “GIRLS LIKE ME”

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