Italian opera singer Laura Muccini makes her pop debut with ‘My Prayer of Love’. Released in time for Valentine’s Day on Friday, February 10th, it is a love letter to her husband who is battling a brain tumour. A chorister who would become a dramatic soprano, Laura left music to be a mother to three children.
Now, Laura has turned back to music to write a love letter to her husband as she supports him through his health battle. We spoke to Laura.
That night I composed this song for him, to give him the strength to fight this awful cancer.
2016 - what will you look back on most fondly from the year?
If I have to look back on 2016, I can fondly remember about my life changes, from a normal life to a to a life ravaged by disease and fear.
Did you make any new year’s resolutions?
I hope 2017 will bring us hope and happiness and new treatments for this rare pathology brain tumor.
What was the biggest lesson you learnt in 2016 so far?
Never give up and always stay positive because life can always surprise you.
What was the musical highlight of 2016?
The big entertainment tour of the biggest pop artists on the global scene: Adele and Beyonce! They were so powerful that they crossed the line between musician and character of international importance - they are both committed on political and social issues…
Who are you excited to hear from in 2017?
I’m looking forward to hearing the new album from Alexandra Burke, I love her deep and passionate voice and I hope to see Andra Day coming to Europe as well.
Tell us about the record you have just released…
This record was created in one single night when my husband had a very long seizure and he went to the hospital. That night I composed this song for him, to give him the strength to fight this awful cancer.
If you had to pick three artists to be filed next to, who would they be and why?
Jess Glynne, because she is an example for me of how to create an amazing character, full of love, energy and passion, in just a few years; Sia because we are both very hard workers and we love the same tones (I will also release some dancing songs soon); Leona Lewis with whom I share the vocal power and a full mezzo soprano range with a huge use of falsetto register.
If the record were an animal, what animal would it be?
A lion, for the force I would like to inspire in people fighting cancer.
Define your sound in five words…
Passionate, powerful, sweet, strong and melismatic.
If you could jam with one artist alive or dead, who would it be?
If you could have written one song by another artist, what would it be?
Anything by Adele.
Someone is making a film of your life, who will play you?
*Watch the video for ‘My Prayer of Love’ on YouTube below.