Victoria Napolitano is an award-winning designer, songwriter, film maker and photographer. She is renowned for her one-of-a-kind couture designs. Through her creative works of art, Victoria Napolitano tells stories through music to create a unique experience for her haute couture.
What is the story behind song Midnight in Florence?
The song tells the story of a woman who is an interior designer from Manhattan. One fateful day, she finds herself in Florence, Italy, a city flush with exquisite art and architecture, and it is here that she finds true love.
What should people take away, gain, realize after listening to the song?
In order to enrich the understanding of the song, one should read the accompanying novelette. This will help to clarify the meaning of the song. Alternatively, if the novelette is not read, the message of the song can be simply stated as love can come unexpectedly. The vocal delivery of the song is passionate and highly effective in conveying the emotion of the song.
Do you think music can change people for better or worse?
The idea that 'you are what you consume' can be extended to music; if you consistently listen to intense, pulsating music, it has the potential to shape your mental state. To truly appreciate music, it is important to listen to a variety of genres. For instance, while classical music is an ideal accompaniment for a backyard soiree, it may not be the most suitable choice for a gym session.
What creation style did you use in the production of your song?
I experimented with deep house music for my latest project. In my opinion, this genre has the power to impart an emotional experience to the audience. Its range of intensity is vast, capable of eliciting both intense and subtle emotions.
How did you select musicians, producers, singers the for your project?
I collaborate with vocalists from different countries, and the one I am currently working with has been in my team for five years. He is well-acquainted with my style and knows how to convey the messages of my lyrics effectively. I compose all of my lyrics and compile the musical arrangement, but singing is not one of my skills.
How did your friends react when they first heard the song?
They wanted to know the identity of the singer behind the song. He had sung many songs for me, but this one had a special sensual quality to it. I must say, he's quite alluring.
What topics do you like to address in your stories?
I'm known for my romantic and mysterious writing, especially in my lyrics. I want people to feel something when they read my work, and romance is the foundation of my style and my creations.
What is your motivation in making music?
Anyone in the film and movie industry is aware of how integral music is to their work, and they take copyright violations of music very seriously. When I was just beginning my journey in film making, I was awarded Best Film. However, I was uninformed on the licensing process of music and the expiration of said licenses. I was new, after all. After a year of success with the film, the owner of the music approached me as the license was about to expire and charged me triple the cost of the original licensing. This forced me to take my film down and replace the music. This experience prompted me to compose my own music in order to protect myself from such a disastrous situation.
Who supports you in your career?
I am fortunate to have a strong network of family and friends who have provided me with support and guidance throughout my life. This is a blessing.
Who is your greatest role model?
My mother succumbed to Lupus at the tender age of 49. She had been a source of motivation and strength for me, and her absence caused a deep wound that has never fully healed.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Writing a book about my life and the obstacles I encountered has been a tremendous achievement. Being told that I would be blind was the most difficult obstacle to overcome. It was a trying and difficult time, and my doctors never thought I would regain my sight. However, I was able to recover, and to this day, they remain at a loss to explain how and why I am able to see. I live by the mantra of 'mind over matter'.
What projects do you plan in the future?
My goal is to develop the most comprehensive independent multimedia organization, integrating fashion, music, and film into a single platform. This will be the authoritative source for all fashion and entertainment-related content.