It’s a sweaty Sunday afternoon in Palm Springs, California, however the members of Måneskin look spotless as we greet them on the Coachella press tent. In simply seven hours they are going to take to the Mojave stage for a theatrical and thrilling set.

The band, which consists of pals and lead singer Damiano David, bassist Victoria DeAngelis, guitarist Thomas Raggi and drummer Ethan Torchio, was shaped in Italy and rose to meteoric fame after successful the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021.

The band’s cowl of Frankie Valli’s “Beggin'” propelled their fame to new heights within the US and past when the music went viral on TikTok.

Below, PopCrush catches up with the members of Måneskin to speak about their first Coachella, the impression TikTok is having on music at the moment, the facility to take a stand, and their upcoming album and tour.

This is your first Coachella! How was your expertise and who’re you most trying ahead to making an attempt out?

Victoria: We got here final week, and we noticed the setlist final week, so…

Damian: Who do you need to see once more?

Victoria: the weekend He is sick. I feel we’re very excited. And this week we’ve loads much less stress in comparison with the primary. Of course we had been a bit nervous, however now I feel we will simply get pleasure from it absolutely and have enjoyable!

Tell us about your cowl of “Beggin'”. What was your course of like when it got here to rewriting it? So many individuals have finished it earlier than, however you guys knocked it out of the park anyway and made it your individual.

Damian: Basically we had been 16 on the time and we did not have any songs of our personal and we had to decide on songs that we needed to cowl. We all preferred the Madcon model. We principally all jammed on it and what felt extra pure and we preferred essentially the most we put into the music. It was very pure and infantile and we’re actually pleased with the way it’s going.

It went viral on TikTok, and now “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE” goes viral. How do you suppose TikTok is affecting the state of music at the moment?

Victoria: I consider course it has some good and unhealthy sides. In basic I feel it is a fantastic alternative for rising artists to get individuals to find their music. Maybe previously it was extra on the radio. The songs performed on the radio went viral and other people bought to comprehend it [them]. Right now, it could occur on TikTok, nevertheless it’s not another person’s resolution. It just isn’t the radio proprietor’s resolution. It’s the individuals’s alternative. Everyone can select which music they like.

Damian: Teens can uncover previous nice songs they knew by no means existed and possibly our mother and father had been loopy about them. It’s simply cool and really democratic, as Victoria mentioned.

Thomas: It’s like a brand new TV, particularly for the youngest ones who’re discovering new issues, new music.

Victoria: Yes, a number of months in the past Fleetwood Mac went viral like loopy… But now so many younger individuals who have by no means heard of them have tried to find their music and it is superb.

Tell us about your new music and your tour, which offered out in minutes. Congratulations!

Damian: We’ve been engaged on our new album right here in LA for 3 months. Now we’re type of finished. We have a number of good songs and we will not wait to get them out.

Can you give us slightly style?

Victoria: It is at all times essentially the most tough query to explain your individual music! I feel we simply experimented loads, there’s a number of fact within the album and issues we have by no means finished earlier than.

Damian: It’s new!

You additionally wrote “Dancing on Gasoline” for Ukraine. How necessary is it to you to take a stand on social and ethical points?

Damian: I feel as celebrities with heaps and many followers, we’ve an opportunity to not change issues immediately, however to make individuals suppose, make up their very own minds and do one thing! When we’re 5, 6, 7 million all aiming for a similar aim, it turns into simpler. And we’ve the facility to achieve so many individuals that I really feel we’ve a duty to take a stand on societal points and converse our minds. Impartiality is just too old school.

Victoria: I additionally suppose it got here very naturally for us. We had been writing music and this entire state of affairs occurred and affected us loads. We simply needed to present a present of help to our Ukrainian followers and everybody who’s on this state of affairs and get up for one thing that we predict is correct.

Let’s discuss your success at Eurovision. Do you’ve got any recommendation for future candidates?

Victoria: Just be your self! We simply went there with essentially the most unconventional music and it went fairly nicely. Just do what you like and other people will get pleasure from it.

Thomas: Find and make one thing totally different from the others, one thing unique and particular!

Any closing ideas on your followers or in your upcoming tour and album?

Damian: We’re simply actually completely satisfied and glad with what we have finished and we will not wait to launch new music, tour and do no matter music brings us!

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