NATHALIE AARTS – Change 1991-2021
Available on ALL DIGITAL STORES & SPOTIFY
- On Tunecore / release date 2 February 2021
- Recorded at LOGIC STUDIOS (Via Quintiliano 40 – Milan) ITALY in 1991
- Recording, editing and mastering by Filippo Gabrielli
- Arranged by Roberto Baldi
- Produced by Carmelo La Bionda
- Video by: Dario Del Vecchio – ITALY
- Special thanks to: Steve Kadas Vlogger (TrendTalkSteve) – UK
On this very special occasion for me, I’ve decided to give myself a “little present”.
I am here to celebrate and share with you all my 30 years in Italy and therefore I have decided to digitalize my first ever vinyl. I still remember how emotional I felt back then. It was 1991; I had been living in Milan for 5 months and I had already managed to record my very own first record in Via Quintiliano 40 at LOGIC STUDIOS. The song was produced by Carmelo La Bionda, who had the idea to realize a cover, arranged by Roberto Baldi and recorded / mastered by Filippo Gabrielli. The choice of “Change” was mine, as I adored Lisa Stansfield and also because it transmitted POSIVITY, the same effect the song still has on me today. This version is the original I sang 30 years ago with a pop-style, including the little defects, created in an era where “melodyne”, “autotune” etc did not yet exist and I hadn’t studied any singing techniques either before recording it, later on I did so at the Civic Jazz School in Milan.
In 1991 I left Holland and arrived in Italy after a complicated moment in my life and this important step really did change my life, to the point of deciding to stay in Milan, also thanks to the La Bionda brothers. I found my way by falling down occasionally and with many difficulties, also with some very difficult decisions to make that have certainly left their mark on me. I was lucky enough to meet many people that have been close to me, that have helped and loved me. Also with their impact on me I have become the person I am today! And for this I thank all these people from the bottom of my heart ! At this moment in my life I can confirm once again, just like the lyrics of the song: “If I could change the way I live my life today, I wouldn’t CHANGE a single thing!”
Why is the single being released on February 2? Because it is the birthday of Carmelo La Bionda (and his son) to whom I owe this recording and my first unforgettable experience in 1991!