An Interview With Italian Songstress Roberta ‘Robbie’ Francomano
I recently had the chance to interview the talented Italian artist Robbie -who just released her new single #tuttobene which she wrote -and was produced by Abbey Road International -she was also happy to talk about some of her musical inspirations growing up and her advice to other artists. Here is what she had to say:
AB: Hi Robbie, it’s lovely to meet you. Let’s talk about how you first got into music:
RF: Hello and thanks for the interview! My name is Roberta ‘Robbie’ Francomano, an Italian artist. I began a career in music thanks to my father, who was a musician when he was younger and therefore instilled the same passion for music in me. I started singing when I was very young and I’ve never stopped! I have been in several projects including; musicals, as well as acting and dancing. I have always been very close to the entertainment world.
AB: What are some of your musical influences?
RF: My musical influences are pop, hip-hop and even rap.
AB: What kind of training have you had, if any?
RF: I studied singing to learn the right breathing techniques, but then I preferred to continue my studies alone -so as not to be influenced too much by just the study method. I also took classical guitar lessons.
AB: Tell us about your new song #tuttobene:
RF: My new song entitled #tuttobene was written by me including the lyrics and music. Produced by Abbey Road International, it’s a song that I wrote inspired by our modern society -based on social media. It is mainly aimed at young people as an invitation on how to react when faced with unpleasant situations -like a love story that ends.
AB: As an artist, what has been one your favorite projects to work on and the most exciting experience?
RF: Certainly it was very nice to start this collaboration with Abbey Road International, as it allowed me to have a lot of musical satisfaction -and the opportunity to record at Abbey Road Studios in London. Also, performing at the Monte Carlo Sporting Club in front of Prince Albert, was an exciting experience. It is certainly the greatest satisfaction seeing your own ideas and thoughts being transformed into songs.
AB: If you had the chance to work alongside anybody who would that be?
RF: I admire so many artists, but if I had the chance to work with a big musician, I would have to say Ed Sheeran.
AB: What have you learned most about this business?
RF: The most important thing I have learned, is singing for the passion, doing it because you really love it and it gives you positive feelings. You don’t have to do it because you have to become someone, you should do it because you feel it’s a necessity -and for me, singing really is a necessity.
AB: What other projects do you have coming up?
RF: At the moment I’m promoting my single #tuttobene, which you can watch on my Youtube channel (below):
AB: What is your best piece of advice to aspiring artists?
RF: My advice is to always believe in your dreams and continue to do so, even if it can be difficult. We must not be overcome by negative opinions, we must continue on our paths and find our own personality.