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Pastel Gradient

'Machine' and 'I Do What I Want' Receive Awards

Updated: Jan 17

On August 27, 2023, Luca and I participated in the virtual award show in Los Angeles held by the InterContinental Music Awards. It was an exciting event, and we appreciated every moment of it. Besides participating in it and meeting many new peers from Nashville through this event, we have received in total two awards: One for 'Machine' as Best Pop Song and one for 'I Do What I Want' as Best Rock Song. It was an incredible feeling since 'Machine' was already selected as the LIT Of The Year at the LIT Talent Awards in 2023. The song got much love from you guys and many nominations and awards. 'I Do What I Want' was a finalist at the American Songwriter Awards in Nashville and other contests. 

Both songs are definitely some of my favorites from the 'Unsent' album. It was a duo work that Luca and I published on 11/11/22 with 22 songs. You guys know how much I love double numbers. 


'Machine' is a one-chord song performed in the mystical double harmonic scale that has always been one of my favorites. This means the second and the sixth notes in a scale are a semi-tone lower than the standard major scale we all know about. This tiny change creates already such a massive difference in emotions and vibes. I am so fascinated by the music theory behind it. Writing a song with only one chord is an extra challenge and puts the cherry on top.

We rolled a music video in Arizona near the Grand Canyon. This music video of the acoustic version was nominated for many film and music video awards. The last award we received was for Best Costume at the RED Movie Awards. It was boiling in the Arizona desert; however, I squeezed myself into the black warrior uniform and performed straight for several hours until the water supply was gone. I am also glad that no snake or other strange animals attacked me. It would usually be my "luck".

I Do What I Want

I believe this song also sticks out on the record since I am not singing but mostly rapping. Have you never heard me rapping before? In 'I Do What I Want,' I speak about someone who made such a big problem out of nothing and damaged Luca and me. I like writing about the people I meet; ' I Do What I Want' is a classic example. It all started with the bass line that I composed on the piano, and it sounded so groovy that the rest of the arrangement fell into place. Writing this piece was so much fun, and I enjoy the empowering words that I am singing... sorry... rapping.

We do not have a video yet nor a lyric video for this track, but I am working hard on all the projects I have on my list. I hope to surprise you with many more new things. 

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