Like the majority of you, all of us in the Philadelphia area are staying at home, learning to adapt to our “new normal.” MAGNET is checking in with local musicians to see how and what they’re doing during this unprecedented time.
article by Valentina Sounds
pics by Chris Sikich
Valentina returns to the show to talk to Dan about her upcoming record, 'Bring On The Fire', her fundraising to make it a reality, and all the tumultuous events that led up to the album being written in the first place.
"How did you get to balance the dark aspect with the much uplifting tone?
The only way I can personally deal with the darkness is to make fun of it and try to laugh about it. I struggle with depression and self doubt on a daily basis, sarcasm gets me through the day."
"What is your first musical memory?"
My first musical memory is sitting in the living room with my father playing the theme from Carmen, by Bizet. I walked over to the piano and started playing the famous theme by ear.
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