Sinestesia is the latest EP that Italian artist Kuban released that consists of five tracks. When the EP was sent to me, I was feeling the music. And on its own it would be something I would be put on repeat. It’s short and sweet. Kuban offered to discuss more about what it meant and I ended up learning a lot more on the other side. This all started when I asked her about an omission of all things, Luna In Acquario.
“…I wanted to give off similar vibes with the very first track of the EP which kinda replaced Luna In Acquario if it makes sense. I just wanted something new. Every track represents a color and therefore a vibe, a feeling. Which leads to why I named the EP Sinestesia.”
By the way, Sinestesia is translated to Synesthesia. The definition being a condition where you can experience things through your senses in an unusual way. One good example is Pharell Williams and his album with the band N.E.R.D. Seeing Sounds. It was a concept album that focused on this concept of synesthesia. I never heard of this word before but now I understand why I see colors when I hear music.
“So, Come Stai? is the blue track. It represents Depression. A Poche Parole [Da Te] is the green track for me, it represents Youth, and personally I wanted to talk about my abandonment issues (childhood trauma). Jukai is the yellow track which gives me great vibes, yellow for me represents stability and happiness. Dimmi Come is the red track which for me represents passion and sex.”
“Fragile is the purple track which I associate to vulnerability and a melancholy, In the track I’m basically talking about how I’m leading this one particular guy on just for ego purposes, it’s like I warned him I wasn’t good for him but he just doesn’t get it. It’s like he’s doing everything right but he’s just not my person if it makes sense!”
If you listen to the EP through the mobile app of Spotify, you can see the different colors that Kuban talks about pulsating on the body in that animated gif in the background. I probably would have gotten as far as connecting the project title to the different colors, but now there’s context to it all. And for something that’s five tracks long, we have a strong theme and we, the audience, can get to know a deeper side of the artist and that’s something.
“To pretty much sum it up, Sinestesia is an introspective journey in which I’m acknowledging my toxic traits, traumas, and stuff that I need to work on”
I was a fan of Jukai when it was released as a single earlier, but if I had to choose my next favorite after the release of the EP, it would be Dimmi Come (Tell Me Why). If you have 12-15 minutes, toss Sinestesia on and give it a few plays. It’s a great project. There isn’t any English on the EP, but don’t let it stop you. Listen for the music and just vibe out. I also want to thank Kuban for reaching out and be willing to talk more about her EP.