singer, songwriter, one-woman choir
Psamathes is a singer and songwriter based in Rome, Italy. Her wide range (G#2-G6) and vocal versatility, combined with a unique voice colour, allow her to record in a variety of styles and genres. She is known for being able to switch from powerful high belting to soaring operatic vocals, from soft, intimate interpretations to atmospheric folk chanting and even heavy metal growls, all while singing in more languages than she can count - even made-up ones!
Her vocals can be heard in Original Game Sountracks such as the one for the upcoming Cyberpunk turn based rhythm RPG "Keylocker".
Psamathes also arranges vocals for solos and choirs, and writes lyrics in different languages (English, Italian, Latin, conlangs). She often records entire 4-part choirs on her own, thanks to her command of range and tone. She has over 10 years of training and experience performing with choirs, as a solo act, and with bands, and she is a light lyric soprano who trained with, among others, renowned soprano Marinella Meli. Her own original songwriting is as varied as her singing, drawing influences from orchestral, electronic, and heavy music, with meticulously crafted lyrics that delve into human emotions with a fresh but relatable approach.
Active member of the videogame music community, from Materia Collective to Pixel Mixers and OCRemix, she regularly contributes to tribute albums and singles, while working on arrangements for her YouTube channel, independent releases, and as a session singer.
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The Passing of the Elves (From "The Lord of the Rings"), 2020 (Arranger, Vocals, One-woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)The Edge of Dawn (From "Fire Emblem: Three Houses"), 2020 (Arranger, Vocals, One-woman Choir, Programming, Mixing/Mastering)In The Deep Woods (From "Stardew Valley"), 2020 (Arranger, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)Our Eternal Land (From "Xenoblade Chronicles 2"), 2019 (Arranger, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)Choosing Hope (From "Final Fantasy XV: Comrades"), feat. Dacian Grada & PeyCa), 2019 (Arranger, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)Lost In Thoughts All Alone (From "Fire Emblem: Fates", feat. Kain White), 2019 (Co-arranger, Vocals, One-Woman Choir)Aurene, Dragon Full Of Light (From "Guild Wars 2"), 2019 (Arranger, Vocals, One-Woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)Seijaku no Apostle (From "One Punch Man", feat. Dacian Grada), 2019 (Co-Arranger, Vocals, Mixing/Mastering)Voice of No Return (From "NieR: Automata", feat. Kain White), 2019 (Co-Arranger, Vocals)Make My Story (From "My Hero Academia", feat. Dacian Grada), 2019 (Co-Arranger, Vocals, One-woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)Shadow of the Lowlands (From "Xenoblade Chronicles 2", feat. Kain White), 2019 (Co-Arranger, Vocals, One-woman Choir)Stand By Me (From "FINAL FANTASY XV"), 2018 (Arranger, Vocals, One-woman Choir, Programming, Mixing/Mastering)Don't Forget (A Cappella, From "DELTARUNE"), 2018 (Arranger, Vocals, One-woman Choir, Mixing/Mastering)
Pixel Mixers - Valkyrie Profile Series: "Nibelung Valesti", 2020 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)Materia Collective - "EIDOLON: Music From Final Fantasy IX", 2019 (Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Vocals, One-woman Choir)Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy IX: "Beyond the Mist", 2019 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Acoustic Guitar, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)Gamelark - "Hearts of Light" (Kingdom Hearts tribute), 2019 (Vocals)Materia Collective - "EXILE: A Tribute to Supergiant Games", 2019 (Producer, Arranger, Mixing, Vocals, Choir, Acoustic Guitar)Federico Dubbini - Final Fantasy X: "FFX World", 2019 (Vocals)Mohmega - Persona 5: "The Velvet Records", 2019 (Vocals)Pixel Mixers - Guild Wars 2 (Super Adventure Box): "Try Hard and Tribulations", 2019 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics, Arranger, Mixing)Pixel Mixers - Indie Games: "The Great Tale of the Little Ones Vol. 2", 2019 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Arranger, Mixing)Pixel Mixers - Secret of Mana: "Whispers From A Verdant Grove", 2018 (Vocals, One-woman Choir)Pixel Mixers - XENOGEARS: "Shattered Memories", 2018 (Arranger, Vocals, Choir, Lyrics, Mixing)Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy VI: "World's Requiem", 2018 (Vocals, One-woman Choir, Lyrics)Pixel Mixers - Kirby Series: "The Green (Greens) Album", 2018 (Vocals, Lyrics)Pixel Mixers - Metroid Series: "Huntress", 2017 (Vocals)Pixel Mixers - Final Fantasy II: "The Roses of Rebellion", 2017 (Vocals)Pixel Mixers - Legend of Zelda 2D Classics: "Hylian Downfall", 2017 (Choir)Pixel Mixers - Ace Attorney: "The Court Sessions", 2017 (Vocals)
SINGLES & EPs
Dacian Grada & Ferdk - Tribal (Nightwish Cover), 2020 (Vocals, Growls, One-Woman Choir)Dacian Grada - The Dark God Suite (from "Octopath Traveler", 2-Track Single), 2020 (Vocals, One-Woman Choir)Dacian Grada & Ferdk - Noise (Nightwish Cover), 2020 (Vocals, One-Woman Choir)Mr. Feral - Lifelight (From "Super Smash Bros Ultimate"), 2019 (Vocals, Mixing)Dacian Grada - Silhouette (From "Naruto"), 2019 (Vocals)Dacian Grada - 1000 Words (From "Final FantasyX-2"), 2019 (Vocals)Kain White - Still Alive (From "Portal"), 2019 (Vocals)Dacian Grada - This Game (From "No Game No Life"), 2019 (Vocals)Amber Eden - "The Windfall", 2019 (Vocals)Kain White - Ezio's Family (From "Assassin's Creed II"), 2019 (Vocals)The Goatee - Knock on the Core (From "Fairy Gone"), 2019 (Vocals)Dacian Grada - Kawaki wo Ameku (From "Domestic na Kanojo"), 2019 (Vocals)Ro Panuganti - Devil Trigger (From "Devil May Cry 5"), 2019 (Vocals)Danilo Ciaffi - Lullaby of Woe (From "The Witcher 3"), 2019 (Vocals)Kain White - Simple and Clean (From "Kingdom Hearts"), 2019 (Vocals)Bullicann - Original Rock EP: "School Days", 2019 (Co-Arranger, Vocals, Lyrics)Dacian Grada - Extra Magic Hour (From "Amagi Brilliant Park"), 2018 (Vocals)Dinnick the 3rd - Brighter Side (From "Viewtiful Joe"), 2018 (Vocals)Ro Panuganti - Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There (From "Persona 5"), 2018 (Vocals)Dacian Grada - Rivers in the Desert (From "Persona 5"), 2018 (Vocals)Danilo Ciaffi - Original Single: "Good Luck on the Trail", 2017 (Vocals)
Need vocals? I’m available for commissions! Send me an e-mail and let's talk about how I can lend my vocal skills to your project!
I’m a professionally trained singer with over 10 years of vocal training and experience between stage and studio. Dedicating all this time to my voice helped me expand my range from G#2 to F#6 (with C4 as middle C), and to learn how to use each note within my range in the most creative and versatile ways. I can sing as a coloratura soprano, but I can also improvise on a soul or a jazz/fusion track, belt my heart out or growl on a metal song, vocalize in a number of folk styles, or deliver relaxing tunes in an acoustic setting. Check out my YouTube channel for more, or email me if you need samples for a specific style!I can write lyrics in English, Italian, and Latin (great for epic choirs!). I have worked with uplifting and introspective lyrics, country love songs, emotional indie/rock, but also satire! I can adapt my lyrics to different moods and genres.As a one-woman choir, I can recreate an entire 3 or 4 part choir with my voice alone.I can sing in English, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Swedish, German, French, Hebrew, Russian (etc!), and made-up languages. I trained under professional opera/modern singing teachers in Italy, and with international vocal coach Freya Casey. I still practice regularly with my trusted voice teacher, which means my voice is constantly improving and kept in top shape.I sing in live solo/choral settings, and I record regularly with my trusty RØDE NT1-A studio mic. I have a home studio, which means I can work remotely (really helpful to meet tight deadlines!).
Why Commission Me?
Because I can offer my experience and my professional training to help you build some kickass tunes! Over the years I learnt to combine my versatility and wide range with my unique voice colour and my attention to lyrics and interpretation. This means your track will be instantly recognizable, and it will have the kind of emotional depth that can touch a listener's heart.
Having a Bachelor and a Master's Degree in the fields of Languages and Humanities also means you can expect quality in pronunciation and writing, as well as careful research on the lyrical theme(s) of the song. I make music both as a solo artist and a session singer, which means I can work independently, or closely follow the instructions and requests of my collaborators. I have sang for dozens of different collaborators from all over the world over the years!
Last but not least: music is my life! I’m passionate about my work, so I will always make sure to go the extra mile for the sake of the project.
Photos by Angela Petruccioli
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Game Grooves: Psamathes Interview: Creating 'Sacred Groves'Game Grooves: Kain White and Psamathes Interview: Creating Pillow CoversOverClocked ReMix: ReMix: Undertale "Guided by Hopes and Dreams" Game Grooves: ICEBOUND Review: A Synthesized Crushing Debut
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