The multi-instrumentalist, Valeria Pozzo, has released her debut single, ‘My Heart’. All the layered instruments you can hear were played by the string-obsessed London songwriter, which is an impressive feat and demonstrates her huge talent and potential. Although it sounds melancholy, ‘My Heart’ has an important message about self-love and self-discovery. The lockdown has been a great challenge for many musicians but has also provided an opportunity for introspection and creativity, as Pozzo sings: “While the world was going mad // I was taking time // To be quiet, to be still, to be on my own.”
The subject is sensitively handled and the result is a delicate, textured exploration. Pozzo explains: “I was very inspired when I wrote ‘My Heart’ – it poured out of me so quickly. As weird and lonely as this time has been, it’s also helped me see things more lucidly. For me, it was an opportunity to move away from the hectic pace of city life and to be more in touch with myself.”
Pozzo’s classical influences are clear and yet this also sounds fresh. Check it out. She is currently working on producing an EP, which will be one to watch out for.