14-Year Music Veteran MAURO Discusses His Biggest Inspirations, His Newest Single And More!
Posted On 27 Sep 2016
Meet the rising New York-based singer-songwriter, Mauro.
This young tenor is a talented and versatile songwriter, music producer, performer, left-handed musician, actor, chart topper, poet, and creative producer. He has released five albums and composed countless original compositions. This year, he is celebrating fourteen years in the music business.
At just 10 years old, Mauro started performing live and writing original compositions.
He went on to release his debut album “Just Songs” which was an experimental collection based on the eclectic variety of sounds that characterized him. From there, he continue to release full-length albums; “Living With Music”,”The Human Pain” and “Nobody’s Home.”
Throughout his career, Mauro has shown his singing and acting skills in various musicals of culturally renowned theaters.
“Dubstep Heart” is Mauro’s latest single out now and it tells the story of a broken heart that keeps beating in spite of all the adversity. The Chorus goes: “I got it I love it that Dubstep Heart, break me taint me baby I still shine in the dark.” He says that the track is dedicated to all the fighters, survivors and broken hearts who dare to keep on throbbing in the darkest times.
Learn more about Mauro in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Now that we are entering the fall of 2016, what are some words you would use to describe this year? What have some of the highlights?
I would describe it as the ‘Dubstep Heart’ year because one of the highlights was the release of my new record that carries that name. I would use “rebirth” as for the rest of 2016 setting the bases for a new era because I’m working on a different sound I am very excited about.
Growing up, did you all always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
I’ve always been involved in many artistic fields: painting, drawing, writing, acting, singing and my childhood has revolved around them but I found myself in my music when I was very little, and then it blossomed when I was 10 by performing live, writing my own songs and recording my first album.
I always loved performing and I knew I was a singer songwriter when I strummed my first guitar and wrote my first song ever on a hand notebook I still keep. Looking backwards I think I could’ve chosen any other type of art but it is thanks to my music I am who I am today.
My earliest musical memory would be singing at a musical when I was very little and playing the drums at home, then a few years later performing live came my way and writing original music of course. I guess performing at numerous cultural centers paved the way for what would be my actual stage presence.
How do you think you have grown as an artist over the years? How have your songs changed from year to year?
I’m a chameleon and my art has changed with me over the past fourteen years, though its essence remains untouched. I’m in constant evolution, which is fascinating because my music follows a structure I developed when I was kid but at the same time it is like clay, and I respect that. I have grown as an artist through the freedom I invested in my art. The same freedom I used to express myself and rediscover my sound. I could say I reinvent myself every time but it is a little more than that. This growth is like a tree to me, it continues to grow inside me opening new branches that direct my senses towards the next view. There are no limits to my music, I create the frontiers.
I smile at the kid who started this whole thing with an open heart and very mature lyrics for his age and now I embrace the young man who sends strength, love and happiness through his songs.
My songs are an audible adaptation of my current reality. People have told me my songwriting is versatile and this is because it adjusts to my heartbeat and everything goes from there.
I remember releasing my first album and the songs were a mirror of myself at that time. My music has always been autobiographical. I get inspiration from myself and when I was a kid I used to wake up with melodies in my head, record them and the lyrics would come along.
My songs are eras in my life, they keep memories. They’re living diaries.
Let’s talk about the newest music that you have released? What was the inspiration for your single, “Dubstep Heart”?
‘Dubstep Heart’ tells the story of a broken heart that keeps beating through the darkness. It conveys some mantras anybody can use for example the song goes: “they might break all of my teeth, but I keep on smiling”, my favorite.
I wrote it with the intention of being uplifting and unstoppable, I think this goal was accomplished. The inspiration came as a vivid impression of my heart. Dedicated to all the fighters and survivors who dare to keep on throbbing in the darkest times. As a musician it is necessary to make a statement and what better way to do it than with an empowering message in a song like this: “Break me, taint me baby I still shine in the dark”. I had the best time writing and recording it.
When do you hope to release more music? Are you constantly working on new material?
Soon. I write every single day; from 2 to 5 songs. Yes! I’m constantly working on new material, it comes easy because I’m a songwriter and I’ve composed all the songs I’ve released since I started my career so I get to have the last word when it comes to what I want people to hear from me first and let them know what I’m going through in my life as well.
Lately I’ve been submerged into this new album I just started, it has caught my eye and I am seriously considering having it released. I’m excited for people to hear some of those songs that could be crowned as “the new me”.
My music is the seed of joy, hope and motivation in my life. I’ll always write songs because that’s who I am.
What if anything has surprised you about the music industry? What do you think has been your biggest challenge? And what do you think has come really naturally to you?
Nothing really. As a musician it is always a challenge to reinvent yourself I guess and show what you’re made of. Writing music has always come naturally to me, producing in the studio and creating the visual arts for my music. I’m the creative producer of everything I do, from the idea to the final product. I enjoy the process deeply.
Who are some of your favorite artists and what bands continue to inspire you and your music? Who would you still love to work with in the future?
I love Britney Spears. I’d love to work with Britney and Marina and The Diamonds.
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
My music transmits various messages, from “don’t stop loving” to “get up and go on”. My music has always been a reflection of my identity as a human being and as an artist. I love expressing my journey through it.
My music is developed in three areas: the first is the expression of reality: as an artist I express my reality through my music, the second is the purpose in the mission: I create music and as a musician the intention is the creation of it for myself and others and the third is the significance of the message: the various visible and hidden messages within my songs that convey my outlook as a human being and my vision as an artist.
Therefore I hope listeners to take whatever kind of good they can get from my music: If you wanna dance with me, let me fix your broken heart or hear me tell you not to give up on yourself and more… I’m all yours.
Music is supposed to make you feel something and take you somewhere. One of the reasons I love what I do.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
My music is a public invitation to my heart. Thank you for listening to its beat. You’re welcome here anytime.
love your new song, your voice is powerful thanks for giving such a strong message with your music you are one of the best young singer songwriters out there i wish you continued success in your career