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Kuni is the project of Eleonora Danese, an upcoming singer/songwriter from Rome.

Kuni is short for Kunimitsu, one of the main characters of the super famous videogame Tekken. Since she was a child, Eleonora was obsessed with Japanese culture, so much in fact that she later obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Eastern Asia Languages and Cultures, specializing in Korean and Japanese.

She realized music was what she wanted to do in life when she first saw the movie “School of Rock”: by the age of ten, her mind was set on that.

Kuni had a punk-rock band in high school – The Dwarves, The Giant & The Blonde – and started studying a bit of guitar and bass during those years. Having never been a model student with those instruments, she gave those up to pick up singing and basic piano lessons instead.

Although having always written poetry, fantasy stories, diaries, and other types of texts, she had a hard time approaching the form of the song. She often felt as if she was not worthy of writing music, and spent more time doubting her abilities than actually trying to use them. But all the things that were seething inside finally managed to come out.

After listening for almost twenty years to all of the music she could, Kuni wrote her first songs in 2019, and they felt like a well-balanced combination of her artistic influences, putting together sad lyrics, sweet melodies, and punk-rock aspirations. For her first works, she collaborated with Golden Years, a renowned Italian producer who helped her finding the final form of her songs.

The first fruits of their collaboration resulted in Kuni's first 3 singles 'Sleep Baby', 'A Feeling' and 'Home To Me'