Lurayana is the moniker of newcomer, Italian producer Ludovica Nazzaro.
Growing up in a family of musicians, during lockdown she put apart her older pop demos and started approaching a more experimental sound, creating a world in which she finally felt free to express herself.
Her debut single ‘Dear Tempo‘ combines sampled, hypnotic vocals with a drum’n’bass -tinged production, giving birth to a nocturnal, edgy banger you shouldn’t miss.
Speaking about it, she explains: “This song and my project represent a new beginning. For the first time, I finally started understanding and truly loving myself for who I am, and what I am. I made the decision to distance myself from the standard pop format, in favor of a songwriting style, based off of a few selected sampled words. In the past I was almost obsessed with lyrics and their meaning, to the point it had almost become a paranoia, which was hurting my creativity. There’s room now, it’s liberating. It’s a different way for me to express myself, I’m vulnerable, but it’s sincere“.
She adds: ”’Dear Tempo’ was born during a studio session with a dear friend of mine from Avellino, gima. We were here, in my new city Milan, after quite some time spent experimenting with sounds and melodies. Then the guitar line arrived and the song started to take form. I felt the need to leave room for production, to make my voice a sample, distorted but clear at times, just like I often feel lately. I thank gima for being able to see and understand what I would like to be through my music. This song is a liberating anthem from any emotional chain. It feels so good to see how the strangest thoughts manage to take shape and birth in a song.”
‘Dear Tempo‘ is the first single off of Lurayana’s debut EP, which will be released later this year.