Staying Sincere with Sicilian Pop Singer Levante
The word “Levant” refers to a geographic region in English. But in its native tongue the translation isn’t as simple. “When you say ‘levante’ in Italian, you could be talking about the wind or the eastern seaboard of the country, or the rising sun (sol levante) … or me!” says Levante (@levanteofficial), a Sicilian pop singer with a sixth sense for catchy hooks (check out her hit single “Alfonso” for proof). Levante grew up idolizing singers like Carmen Consoli, Janis Joplin and Alanis Morissette and has been writing music since she was 9. With her second record, Abbi Cura Di Te, which translates to “Take Care of Yourself,” she was looking to capture something a bit more polished sound-wise while still capturing the heartfelt moments of her debut album.
“‘Abbi Cura Di Te’ is a phrase that my former voice teacher would say,” says Levante. “In a chaotic time of my life, that phrase came to me as perhaps the most beautiful and sincere thing someone might say to me.”