photography by Costanza Musto
Behind the Kuni project is Eleonora Danese, a young singer and songwriter from Rome. She has always written poems, fantasy stories, diaries and other lyrics, had a punk-rock band in high school and in 2019 she started writing her first songs. It’s a real feel-good pop song with a optimistic message provided.
Speaking about her the track, Kuni tells: “A Feeling” is the song I musically feel the most kindred to me. As a child, I grew up listening to a lot of punk and rock music and I always dreamt of being on the stage wrecking a guitar (preferably a black and white Gibson Les Paul Jr, if you get the reference to my childhood absolute idol). I believe I currently am exploring my musical identity and all of its possibilities, but “A Feeling” definitely helped me set my starting point. To me, it was like saying: this is where it all began, now let’s see where we’re headed. As for the lyrics, I remember writing the first part of the song at a time when I felt my hopes and ideas were particularly pointless. I kept sitting at the piano for days and weeks and nothing sounded good to me. It was all a big musical mush, a giant bucket of melted ice cream words. “I’ve got a feeling it’s all wrong” summed it all up. I left the half-written song to rest for a while and later, on a day when I felt truly confident instead, I wrote the second part. “I’ve got a feeling it’s all right”, said my most fighting side. And on we went. This song really depicts my constant back and forth between my insecurities and strengths. I always live like this: not a day goes by without me both doubting and galvanizing myself for even the most insignificant things.”
Enjoy the song below: