A classic is sticky. We hum it on the go and keep it on repeat. A classic is timeless perfection. It encapsulates a moment, a mood, or a memory. A classic should be admired, but maybe not touched. Well…just maybe.
Parole Parole is a classic song by one of Italy’s’ most famous singers, Mina. She was a staple on Italian variety shows and a prominent pop sensation during the 1960 and 70’s. Her song Parole Parole is an easy listening dialogue between the singer and a soon-to-be former lover. Mina scoffs at her lover’s compliments and words. They are empty and have fallen upon deaf ears- Parole Parole.
During a stop in her global travels in Italy, singer, songwriter, DJ, and producer Anané Vega was introduced to the classic. It played on the radio. She inquired and her Italian friends told her about Mina. The song continued to follow her. Upon arriving at her hotel, she discovered she had received the singer’s best of collection as a welcome gift to Italy. The connection between Anané and Parole Parole had begun.
The idea to remix Parole Parole was Anané’s first attempt to show her gratitude and admiration for the song, Italy and its gracious music lovers, who were extremely supportive of Anané’s work. Around that time, Anané felt she was ready to start producing her own music. Adding producer titles to her repertoire was a goal for some time now, and just as she evolved from singer/ songwriter to DJ, she was ready to oversee the production of her projects and what better place to start than on the Italian classic.
Anané describes why she decided to reproduce Parole Parole with new instrumentation instead of just a dance remix, “This is the first time I’ve been in charge of the entire production process. From the piano player to violinist. This is in addition to singing the vocals. All in all, this is my complete vision for the project. I wanted to keep the Italian classicism of the song intact while adding some dance elements through the instrumentation choices I made. It pays homage to Mina, her amazing song, Italy and its people. I’m really excited for this project to come out.” Anané’s rendition of Parole Parole maintains the original’s silky smooth vocals and addictive melody while adding modern energy and texture. It works both for date night or a night out.
Anané’s Parole Parole will be released as a single and will be accompanied by a video that also pays homage to the original Mina performances on Italian television.
Produced By: Anané Vega
Lead Vocal: Anané Vega
Keyboard: Axel Tosca
Live Percussion: Luisito Quintero
Bass: Gene Perez
Violin: Ali Bello
Electronic Percussion: Christian Mantini
Mix & Recording Engineer: Yas Inoue
Additional Edits: Christian Mantini
Label: Vega Records
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