cristiana castello

cristiana castello

 Pralormo, Piedmont, ITA
BandPopRock

a very personal approach to pop music ..need to listen

Biography

I am a singer-songwriter and painter as well. a restless mind and heart .. so I need to create music and art to survive
My singing style has often been described as very personal ...
My music is as unusual blend of pop-rock and the lyrics are autobiographic most of the time
I am currently undertaking a new solo project where I'll be the author of music and lyrics.

The EP titled “be proud”, features four songs that represent a manifesto of self-recognition:
…..“be proud” and “thin hair” are very similar in their motivation… "Very often I have experienced a feeling of inadequacy and frailty whereas I knew that I needed strength and determination to go on…. It is as if I am encouraging myself to be strong..and to be myself no matter what.."
“when you will come” is a meditation about death… and this is very important to me.. I believe that we should always carry with us the awareness of our temporary staying here on earth… I think this awareness can help us make more serious choices about our life and our destiny…
In “darkness” I simply try to explain to those who love me that I cannot be moulded into one definite form… no one really can … each person is an infinite being, a constantly changing infinite being…". "darkness" remained in the top-ten pop-rock charts at Broadjam.com for several weeks and has recently been selected for the Noteborn Music
Catalog.

I have been singing live in the Turin area and I participated to various musical events in northern Italy, among which the Chierium Rock Festival in July 2005.
Winner ( for Italy) at the 2006 Music Aid International Awards in the categories "Best Female Solo Artist" and "Best Songwriter".
Selected for the audition of Cornetto Free Music Festival

Lyrics

be proud

Written By: cristiana castello

BE PROUD

Seems easy to do when you are reading
About somebody's else life
But when it comes to you
Your head gets full of cotton
And thoughts crump up in a soft ball

Want to do want to be
Suddenly another life to live
Sit down on your sofa and wait
For the big change to come
But oh it doesnt work this way

Baby be proud of yourself
dont give up on what you are
you can get nothing if you are fragile

Dont keep thinking it's their fault
When is the last time you died
How does it feel to be like a knife
Far away memories of childhood
Today rather speak of jellyfish

Baby be proud of yourself
dont give up on what you are
you can get nothing if you are fragile

Cotton, on every piece of skin
Noise undistinguished from silence
They think they are free
Oh what a wishful thinking that is
They dont know the knife since long ago

Baby be proud of yourself
dont give up on what you are
you can get nothing if you are fragile

when you will come

Written By: cristiana castello

WHEN YOU WILL COME TO ME

Sometimes I have strange dreams about you
My lady darkness
Like when that day
When my brain fell apart
And I picked it up
and put it back at its place

But really most of the times I think
Of your showing up
Will I be alerted
Done with all my dues and credits?
Who will be by my side
Or you'll take me away in privacy oh?

When you will come to me
When you will come to me
When you will come to me
I wanna look at you and smile
When you will come to me

Sometimes I have strange dreams about you
Like when I imagined
Millions of people
Killing each other for
For a piece of paper
And some other millions
for a piece of thought

But really most of the times I think
Of your showing up
Will I be alerted
Done with all my dues and credits?
Who will be by my side
Or you'll take me away in privacy oh?

When you will come to me
When you will come to me
When you will come to me
I wanna look at you and smile
When you will come to me

I read last night on the newspaper
Of a new invention
So that any part of you
Can be grown again
Just when you need
Oh Men will never will never give up
In this fight for eternity

When you will come to me
When you will come to me
When you will come to me

darkness

Written By: cristiana castello

DARKNESS

Streets of darkness
Thoughts in my mind
Circles of nowhere
Oh Uninterrupted questions

You let your hand slip by
But my my soul is silent
She's wandering down there
Running after her dark shadows

I am no one but myself
But I am more much more than one
I am light and I am shadow
And all the greys within

Streets of darkness
I want to walk today
It doesnt matter if
If I have to do it alone

I am no one but myself
But I am more much more than one
I am light and I am shadow
And all the greys within

You keep reaching me
On the sunny side of earth
But today I am not there
I'm not there yet
I am after my dark shadows

I am no one but myself
But I am more much more than one
I am light and I am shadow
Dont try to give me a name

thin hair

Written By: cristiana castello

THIN HAIR

Tell me how do you see the colour of the sand
And how do you feel the taste of my skin
An airplane cannot fly higher than me
When emptiness inside finally fills me

I could tell a lie (don’t tell lies don’t tell )
sometimes or always
I prefer to shut up (yeah shut up come on shut up)
and let the others talk

I have thin hair but I want to grow
a crocodile skin
A crocodile skin

Do you know what it feels like in a car
When they ran too fast and you want to go out
The light is too bright I want to cry
My eyes are burnt and now I need a dark moon

If I throw your dices (oh yeah throw my dices will you)
oh would you pay me
Or do you think I always (don’t work for free don’t you dare)
I always work for free

I have thin hair
but I want to grow

I have thin hair
but I want to grow
A crocodile skin

(Yeah it’s always the same old story girl
You wanna grow stronger don’t want to be hurt no more
But how will a crocodile skin protect you out there
when they’ll push you down and walk on your feet
Out there you’ll be falling again
Out there you’ll be weeping again and again )


you're the one demo

Written By: cristiana castello

You're the one who saw me
In the mud of the desert
You're the one who loved me
When solitude was my friend

You hold on to the dream
When I was grasping for breathe
You showed me the dark sky
it did not scare me away

And now I want to fly
And now I want to be
And now I want t fly
And now I want to be

You're the one who taught me
To be proud of my mistakes
You said you loved me
even when I hurt you deeply

You are my home to go
When wildness out there's too much
You are the gentle voice
That caresses my dreams

And now I want to fly
And now I want to be
And now I want to fly
And now I want to be

You are the dreams I dreamed
Even when I was stuck down
You are that fiery eyes
That will show me how to die

And now I want to fly
And now I want to be
And now I want to fly
And now I want to be

Discography

for streaming:
www.myspace.com/cristianacastello
www.cristianacastello.net
www.broadjam.com
www.indie911.com/cristianacastello

iTunes music store
www.cd baby.com

radio:
radioexpomilano

Set List

Be Proud
When you will come
Darkness
Thin Hair
Cannot bear the horizon
You're the one
I'm not
Rose again
Let me cry
Dreams
Boy
Betrayal
It's gone lost

all songs by cristiana castello -app.length min 4,30

I sing covers: Alanis Morissette, Amy Winehouse, Adele, Norah Jones, Katie Melua..