As Italian multi-instrumentalist and composer Andrea Laszlo De Simone releases his new EP today, we caught up with him to ask some quickfire questions.

There’s an innately magical and otherworldly essence held within the tracks on Immensità as De Simone captures and evokes a kind of childlike wonder with his compositions. The title track fully encapsulates this quality with sweeping and graceful cinematic melodies and celestial harmonies imbued with a timelessness, reaching us as if from another universe. “On the track ‘Immensità’ itself, I tried to express how small & large existence is”, De Simones says, “It is an enchanted glance at reality. Immensity resides in every minute choice, in every morning and every rebirth; it is the whole universe in which we’re living”.

Like his last EP Uomo DonnaImmensità draws on De Simone’s paternity and was written whilst his wife was expecting their second child. With this emotive, personal intricacy at the core of his compositions, De Simone crafts incandescent, poised pop that is brimming with a vivacious, reverent celebration of existence.

Stream Immensità here and get to know Andrea Laszlo de Simone In Short…

Three words to describe my music…

In three words I can say what making music means to me: necessary comforting habit

Last photo on your phone…

A photo of my children, obv

Favourite Instagram account…

Do people have a favorite Instagram account? Well then, if I have to choose it would surely be @Ire.carbone account, illustrator and my partner.

The best venue I’ve played…

Hard to answer, but I can say that playing in a planetarium was really impressive.

Earliest song you remember…

“C’era una volta una gatta” a song by Gino Paoli.

The worst job I’ve ever had…

Call center. I quit after only two hours.

The thing I most love to cook is…

A family recipe, savory croissant. It’s a kind of panettone rich in butter, mortadella, parmesan and eggs

My Favourite word…

Probably

A book I love…

I don’t like reading, I can’t stand still.

Things that cheer me up…

My kids, making music, playing football, the sea.

If I could play a gig anywhere it would be…

I would probably choose the moon, but a stinky cellar is just as good.

I think you should listen to…

“Che cosa sono le nuvole” a song by Gino Paoli e Pierpaolo Pasolini

If I could see anyone play live it would be…

I’ve never seen my own concert, it’d be interesting. But I think I would choose Coltrane…or maybe James Brown… or maybe Bowie, hard to decide.

‘Immensita’ is out now via Ekleroshock/Hamburger Records.

Photo credit: Ivana Noto