When it comes to export its music abroad, Italy doesn’t certainly arise on the top of the European music industry. To be fair we have to say that we’ve a decent electronic scene, but when it comes to talk about alternative bands or songwriters, no one seems to really know what the hell is going on here. Musically speaking ofc.

So when a new Italian act, out of the blue, appears on the scene carrying a great sound, we get excited like little kids in a candy shop. It is precisely the case of GIUNGLA, aka Emanuela Drei, an experimental singer/songwriter based in Bologna. Her moniker is the Italian word for “jungle”, a term “mostly used as a metaphor for chaotic situations, and commonly addressed to modern times, but that also reflects something very natural and wild“, as she explained to Impose, which held the premiere of her debut single Cold. Indeed, the song grows nervously, frantically extricating itself from savage lashes of synth and electronica that frames Emanuela’s choked vocals.

We’ve been lucky enough to attend her first ever show, an opening slot for Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and take it on trust when we assure you that she’s something else.