Video interview – FEDERICA ABBATE: now I am the protagonist of my songs


“Songs for others” is the title of Federica Abbate’s first album of unreleased songs (out on 22 September). A songwriter album of 9 tracks in which pop and urban sounds coexist, showing how Federica is a versatile and talented singer-songwriter.

For this recording project Federica Abbate combined ballads, thanks to the contribution of Alessandra Amoroso, Ana Mena, Elisa, Francesca Michielin and Matteo Romano, with urban rap atmospheres with the support of Emis Killa, Fred De Palma, Mr. Rain and Nashley and a indie touch brought by Franco126.

I have always written for others and collaborated with others. Now is the right time to put my face forward and write for myself!
I needed my freedom, to break out of the mold dictated by others and become the protagonist of my songs.

I wrote these songs tailored to me and only with me can they sound right.
I go without filters, free and serene!

Here is the meeting with Federica:



The cover is particular. The nine characters photographed represent the nine songs contained in the album. A visual vision of his songs.
It’s up to you to discover which song each character refers to.



Songs for others (feat.Elisa)
Sorry (feat. Nashley)
Grandine (feat. Alessandra Amoroso)
Between one song and another (feat. Franco126)
Write to me with your voice (feat. Ana Mena)
At the head of the world (feat. Francesca Michielin)
Double Knot (feat. Fred De Palma, Emis Killa)
The Rain Before It Falls (feat. Mr.Rain)
Dreams Before Sleeping (feat. Matteo Romano)


Federica Abbate will bring her new music to the stage on a special date, “Canzoni Per Gli Altri Live”, produced by Vivo Concerti.

The live show on November 26th, in Milan at Santeria Toscana 31, will be a unique opportunity to appreciate live the original mix of pop and urban proposed in the singer-songwriter’s new recording project.

Tickets will be available online from Monday 25 September at 10:00 am and in all authorized sales points from Saturday 30 September at 10:00 am.

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Federica Abbate, the platinum pen of Italian music, also gifted with the so-called “absolute pitch”, began in her early twenties to write for the majority of pop, rap and urban artists in our country, becoming in just a few years the author of more than success of contemporary Italian music. At the same time, the need to express himself through her voice arises in her. Her journey as a multifaceted artist, capable not only of writing but also of singing, began together with Marracash with the songs “In Radio” and “Niente canzone d’amore” (platinum certified). In 2016 she signed with Carosello Records and released her first EP entitled “In foto vento male”. In 2019 Alessandra Amoroso wants her to open some live shows on her tour. The same year she came second in Sanremo Giovani with the song “Finamente” winning the critics’ prize. Immediately afterwards she announced her first tour “Finally… on tour” with two live previews in Rome and Milan, sold out in less than 24 hours. Her first songwriting album, “Canzoni per gli altri” arrives in September 2023, preceded by the title track of the same name feat. Elisa. In the months preceding the release of the recording project, the tracks “Doppio nodo” and “La rainfall prima di cade” also contained in the album, were released.


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ph: photo credit to Claudia Campoli


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