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Featured Artist #54: Introducing Ilenia Calesini on Fresh Dose.

As the fifty-fourth feature on the Fresh Dose. blog, we are introducing the ever-so-talented Ilenia Calesini.

Each week Fresh Dose. will be featuring a new artist from our playlist on our blog to highlight great independent talent.

We asked Ilenia Calesini five questions to help us understand a little more about her song titled Love is a battle.

1: Choose 3 words that best describe you as an artist?

Curious, open-hearted and definitely fussy!

2. What was the story or inspiration for writing this record?

We wanted to talk about a kind of love that pushes you to do extreme things. When you fight for something important, when you give your life for something you really believe in, then the feeling you will get is not of sacrificing, but of saving yourself. So, the purpose of this record is to inspire people to be brave and to give body and soul out of love, even if this means to get hurt! A battle is never easy to win.

3: Shout out section - who’s your favourite independent artist we should listen out for?

The indipendent artist I mostly listen to lately is Yaiko Kaori. I love his genre halfway between hyperpop and lofi, I think it's really creative and original. "Sucker" is my favourite track by Yaiko.

4: What’s your other favourite record on this week's top 20? Why?

My other favourite track on this week's top 20 is "Testify" by Tonoso. I like the chill and dreamy vibes, and the way the artist blend so naturally R&B vocals with pop/dance beat.

5. Our sister organization @hyper_tribe is all about creating the next generation of artists, what piece of advice would you give to them that helped you the most in your music career?

Be yourself. Don't let people shape you, don't try to be like others just to follow comfort and convention. You are special, bring out the beauty that sits in you without fear, express it the way you like the most! The successes will come as a consequence.

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