Get To Know Paolo Miano And His Release “Senz’amuri”

PAOLO MIANO is an Italy, Catania based musician who is well versed in the arts of rock sounds. MIANO has just released an original single titled “Senz’amuri” accompanied by stunning visuals. We had a few questions and answers with him. Below are exclusive details on PAOLO MIANO and his new release.



Photo credits: Davide Gianmaria Aricò

What’s your official stage name and why did you choose it?

My stage name is just my real name (PAOLO MIANO)


Follow Paolo Miano: Facebook and Instagram.


When did you decide to pursue music as a career?

I actually started dreaming about it when I was 18 but I quit this dream when I was 28 to start working in a pharmaceutical company. But then again, the call of the music was too strong so I quit my job when I was 40 and pursued my music career again.


How would you describe the music you typically create?

Actually, I have surfed through many different genres. At the moment I’m exploring my soul/funk side


Who (living or dead) inspires you as an artist and why?

I’m afraid there are too many to mention. I’ve grown up listening to all kinds of rock music, especially hard rock and alternative but at the same time I’ve always had a crush on black music, especially soul masters such as Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye or Gil Scott Heron. Nowadays I listen to anything I find having a special creative flare.


What’s your creative process like?

It has changed throughout the years. When I was younger, I started from the music and then tried to adapt some lyrics to it, now it’s more the other way around. Or at least, I try to match the lyrics I write with some of the tunes that I keep putting aside for the purpose



What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?

The chance to express the whole range of emotions that a person can feel. When I sing, I feel completely myself.


What is the best advice you’ve been given in relation to music?

To try to focus on the quest of my personal unique sound. Which actually is very hard for me since I have plenty of facets and influences. But I know it’s the only way to sound interesting to the audience.


Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?

Nothing special: hanging out, traveling, reading and watching TV Series


What has been the high point of your career so far?

In 2015 my first album Kokorozashi was released also in Spanish and I toured Spain for two weeks. That was a great experience.


Which musician would you like to collaborate with?

Again, too many to pick just one


Get To Know Paolo Manio And His Release "Senz'amuri"
Get To Know Paolo Manio And His Release “Senz’amuri”


How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

With hindsight I reckon that Napster and everything that came afterwards were the beginning of the end, not only because people got used to getting music for free but also because this caused a disaffection towards songs and records as artistic items. I belong to a generation that loved to unwrap vynils/CDs, smell them and then put them on/in the turntable/reader and listen to them multiple times while exploring every detail of the artwork. Now there’s too much music too readily available. It can sound great but actually I myself rarely have a second listen to an album because there is a new one awaiting while the average listener just lets playlists play without paying too much attention.


What is this new release about?

Senz’amuri was born from one of the many tunes conceived when I wake up, in this case sounding like a field holler in the balance between the blues of American cotton plantations and the folk songs of Sicilian farmers. For this reason, I took up Daniele Grasso’s “challenge” (my producer) by writing some lyrics in our dialect, in which I ironize about my always being in the balance between the desire for a fully lived sentimental relationship and my inability to bear limitations to my freedom. A dilemma, apparently, shared by many. Daniele’s intervention moved the musical setting from the Delta countryside to a contemporary reinterpretation of the funk clubs of the 60s, my retouch at the end of the lyrics made my romanticism prevail.


Who and how many people worked on it?

I wrote the music and the lyrics, my producer Daniele Grasso (who has worked with some Italian main alternative acts such as Afterhours or Cesare Basile and collaborated with international artists as Greg Dulli, Hugo Race and John Parish) arranged the song, playing all the instruments except the drums, which were played by Peppe Scalia.


What are you working on next? Any future plans or projects in the pipeline that we should look out for?

We are working on a new single and we are planning to release a few of them before collecting them into an album that hopefully will be out by 2023.


If you had one message to give to your fans, what would it be?

I’d just like to thank them for their support and encourage them to keep following me on my socials for the upcoming news. Thank you.

Young and vibrant man I am, God fearing, warm at heart. Music is bae food is life. If you've seen this then you know me!!!

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