She shares the video for “Worth it or Not?“, third single taken from the record.
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Santa Chiara is IMPORTED, and her album is, too. Hot off the heels of her punky garage-pop tracks, “Peach Tree & Visa,” today we release “Worth It or Not” off her full length debut album Imported, out October 20th via Kill Rock Stars. “Worth It or Not?” charts her first existential crisis through pulsing drums and emotionally charged vocals. “I was asking myself if any of what I do is worth it or not,” D’Anzieri admits. “I was wondering if anyone ever sees how much people try and do their best. I was just growing, I guess.” Chiara further explains to Punk News “Worth it Is a wobbly song in every aspect to me. Wrote it in Nashville sitting outside in my front yard thinking about if any of it, if any of the things I wanted to be and I ended up being and doing was indeed, with it or not. The first existential crisis leading to my first psychotherapy appointment trying to understand if it was just growing pains leading to a better version of myself or worthless suffering. Wobbly guitar, a sort of new-wave sound with restless emotions surfacing a parquet court bass line and beach fossils first record way of approaching lyrics and singing. A minimal amount of words to describe the maximum amount of feelings.
Raised in the classical conservatories of Italy, where she was considered a child prodigy on the cello and toured with orchestras throughout Europe, moving to the United States was not a part of Chiara D’Anzieri’s life plan. At 3, she began playing musical instruments; at 13, she joined her first orchestra; at 16, she founded her first string quartet; and at 20, she left the conservatory to pursue her own interests outside the classical world. She taught herself guitar, bass, and drums, and studied the music of Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, Velvet Underground, The Doors, and The Beatles. She nicknamed herself “Santa Chiara,” after her favorite monastery in Naples, to give her music a divine connection. As a female singer/songwriter, she faced backlash and misogyny, so she learned how to record and produce her own music.
And at 24, just as she was on the verge of giving up her dreams, she met someone who would forever change her life’s trajectory: Her now-husband, American singer/songwriter Ron Gallo.
Santa Chiara’s IMPORTED, out October 20, 2023 via legendary indie label Kill Rock Stars, tells the story of their transatlantic romance and everything that followed: Leaving her home country and immigrating to the United States at 25, building a first home together in Nashville, and ultimately leaving that home for a new one in Philadelphia, where the couple now resides.
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3. When you’re not home
4. Would you like some tea?
5. Dear friend
6. Interlude (monologo Steiner)
7. What has gotten into you?
8. Worth it or not?
9. Love will take you from behind
10. Always before (the fire)
11. Two trees
12. Peach tree
ALBUM RELEASE DATE
October 20, 2023