Måneskin’s Victoria De Angelis On ‘Fake’ Rock Bands
There’s been a fundamental conflict throughout rock history: the wish to protest the mainstream and spread your message to a broad audience, which paradoxically means becoming part of the mainstream. However, some bands successfully convey their music to many without meeting the mainstream’s dictates. Måneskin is one of the new bands that are part of the current rock and roll revolution, and Victoria De Angelis recently told Guitar World that she is proud of her band for being able to do this.
“I think other bands try too hard to do what the industry tells them, but fans can tell if it’s fake,” she said, criticizing the rock bands that obey the industry’s rules. “If we were even to try to go that way, we would know right away we weren’t being genuine. It wouldn’t be satisfying to do what you don’t believe in, so we don’t do it.”
She went on to say, “We don’t feel like we should restrict ourselves in any way. There are underground bands that are like, ‘I’m not dressing up’ and all of that thing, and that’s cool. But we don’t care about that. We love to dress up and have fun.”
Måneskin members really seem to be doing whatever they want, even though their authenticity and sex appeal has stirred controversy at times. It would be safe to say that they have played an essential role in rock music’s recent revival as the band members have worked day and night since their success in Eurovision and have gained even greater recognition with their hit songs.
The band’s new album is on the way, coming in January 2023. They’ve already started debuting some songs from their upcoming album on their continuing tour. The album will be released under the name ‘RUSH!,’ which has now almost become their signature. Most recently, they dropped ‘The Loneliest,’ which was paired with a gothic funeral music video.