EXCLUSIVE: CelebMix chats with Mauro

Mauro is a unique international multi-talent. A singer, songwriter, producer, performer, actor, poet, author and much more, Mauro’s talent knows no bounds and therefore it’s no surprise that he has enjoyed over 16 years in the industry so far.

After composing his very first album at the tender age of 10, Mauro’s passion for music is undeniable and over the years he has been able to share his songs with fans all over the world. In addition he has gained praise from well-known outlets including The Huffington Post and AXS.

Among his many achievements, Mauro has charted alongside the likes of Taylor Swift and One Direction, whilst being played on radio stations everywhere from North America to Europe. His most recent single, ‘Dubsteb Heart’, went to the top of the Beat100 Pop Chart, with NY Music Hits (NYC) naming it as one of the Best Pop Hits of 2017.

We recently had the opportunity to quiz Mauro about the success of ‘Dubstep Heart’, the 200+ plus songs he’s already penned for his new album, touring, inspirations and more.

Hi Mauro, welcome to CelebMix. First off, please introduce yourselves to our readers with an unusual fact about yourself.

Hey, thank you for having me! I’m Mauro; the proud owner of the most colorful guitar on the planet, where heartbreaking and hip-shaking songs were born. I’ve had the pleasure of performing in a tuxedo with sneakers, lying down; under the rain, and maybe in a dream you had… all for sixteen years (so far) and in front of the biggest stars I know: the people.

Your most recent track is the catchy ‘Dubstep Heart’. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?

It’s one of my homages to resilience dedicated to all the survivors of adversity.

How long did it take for you to put the song together?

I started writing the chorus on a plane after promoting my previous work and by the time I landed it was finished. I had already produced it before I got to travel to record and give the final touches.

Are there any plans to release a music video for it?

Something’s cooking…

The song charted at number one on the Pop Chart and has received support across the globe. How does that make you feel?

Happy, to know the song accompanied those hearts in a moment of their lives.

We hear that you’ve written over 200 new songs for your new album, that’s incredibly impressive! How do you go about picking and choosing which songs to record?

And I finished 50 more in the past couple weeks but I think they will work for another project, I write every day… it’s crazy. There’s a variety of factors for consideration when it comes to the songs, from what fans want to hear first to my recent era and more, it’s quite complex yet fun.

What kind of sound/vibe can we expect from your new album?

There’s a palpable battle between reality and fantasy but that’s just one slice of the cake…

You’ve just finished a tour – what do you enjoy the most about being out on the road?

The people, connecting with them.

During your career you’ve toured every inch of the globe. What’s your favourite place to visit?

Each one has a special place in my heart. Wherever people have open arms for my music.

Who are your musical inspirations?

I inspire myself according to my inner revolutions.

You’ve been in the industry for a long time now. What are the biggest changes and challenges that you’ve faced during your career?

I think it’s always a big challenge to reinvent yourself in the current times while being true to who you are, but I always have a blast doing it and the whole process is natural to me, ideas flow abundantly.

You composed your first album at just 10 years old. What inspired you to follow music in the first place?

Music was love at first sight. I’ve been working in the arts since I was four; through painting, drawing, acting and writing, and it was a matter of time that these previous fields combined to give birth to my music career. Writing and singing my own compositions are reasons too as I’ve always created my own art. I remember being 10 and performing with all my soul for the audience, the stage has been my home ever since. I’m in love with what I do. Married to the melodies.

What has been your proudest achievement so far?

Reaching people through my music, being a positive influence in their lives and a beat within their hearts.

What is your next big goal that you’d like to achieve?

Definitely finishing the new material I’ve working on… Back to the studio!

What else do you have in store for 2018?

New shows and more are in the works. I’ve got a couple rabbits in my hat… so stay tuned!

Thank you to Mauro for his time. Make sure you keep up to date with him via Facebook and his website.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
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