The July 8th edition of the New York Post will feature a link to a free MP3 download from tripnotica artist COSTANZA Francavilla. “Just Another Alien,” lead single from the artist’s new album Sonic Diary, will be available as an "MPFRee” for one week at http://www.nypost.com/entertainment/music. This week also marks the official physical release of Sonic Diary.
Though it has been available online for the past two weeks, fans will now be able to purchase COSTANZA’s latest from physical retailers such as Amazon.com, CDBaby and more. For fans looking to secure a unique piece of memorabilia, they’ll be able to log onto COSTANZA’s MySpace page to purchase a USB drive loaded with Sonic Diary as well as music videos for many of the tracks on the album.
“Just Another Alien” was written as a reaction to the feelings of intimidation COSTANZA feels when stepping onto U.S. soil. “The questions they ask you, they are intimidating,” says the artist. “It’s almost a test, it’s like they’re asking ‘are you good enough’ to be in America?”
On the meaning of the unorthodox song title COSTANZA explains: “I named it ‘Just Another Alien’ because I find it interesting that in English, the word ‘alien’ is used to describe both an invader from another planet and a visitor from another country.” As an Italian with dual citizenship, COSTANZA someday hopes to see a world with no boundaries. Like the European Union, where passports are not required to travel between nations, she hopes one day, America will adopt a more inclusionist foreign policy and consider, as she asks in the song, that “we are all human beings.”
“Burqa,” another track from Sonic Diary, was recently featured between news segments on National Public Radio’s Talk of the Nation program (http://www.npr.org/templates/rundowns/rundown.php?prgId=5&prgDate=06-24-2008).
Check Her Out: www.costanza.tv // www.myspace.com/costanzafrancavilla
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