Santa Chiara’s IMPORTED 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 with Ron Gallo in Nashville, and ultimately leaving that home for a new one in Philadelphia, where the couple now resides.
While IMPORTED is very much a product of D’Anzieri’s own personal experiences, its emotions are universal. Her songs of love and leaving home, of coming to a new place and planting new roots, of feeling like a stranger in a strange land, transcend the moment: And as she navigates the hurdles before her, her songs echo timeless questions about purpose and place; of human existence and the meaning of life itself.
"‘25’ was a successful experiment, the first song written in English. Written and recorded in our first house, the og Nashville house. A love story with endless question marks told in a light-hearted way. The questions I asked myself as I wrote 25 were completely legitimate: Will I be able to go through the immigration process in the United States in the name of this relationship? Who can say how long forever lasts? Changing my life in such a drastic way and going so far from my country was and is an adventure that deserves a light and sparkling sound world to dilute how heavy a concept it is. The same thing goes for the video, shot in Marina di Ravenna in one of my favorite places – the Hana Bi – video written and directed by me and my husband, Ron Gallo. Inspired by my love of Wes Anderson."
- Santa Chiara
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