EarlyGame Artist of the Day: Messina

EarlyGame's Artist of the Day is Messina!

EarlyGame's Artist of the Day! | © Messina

The band MESSINA from Winterthur, Switzerland, has been around since 2017. Consisting of Gian Rosen (Drums), Nicola Philipp (Keys), Jonathan Labusch (Guitar) and Raphael Weidmann (Vocals), they found their sound with forward-looking, electronic, but still emotional and fun art-pop. MESSINA released their debut album Sponsored Post last year, following their EP from 2018.

“We are looking forward to playing as many live shows as we can in 2022, and hope to show our fans our debut album Sponsored Post and a few new songs which will be released this year on stage. We would love to play in other countries as well and expand our MESSINA universe.” - MESSINA

“Sponsored Post means a lot to us. It’s exactly the sound we wanted to have for our debut album.” - MESSINA

What is your favorite video game soundtrack?

Probably the soundtrack of Call Of Duty Black Ops 1, I just love the Zombie Soundtrack.

Who's your favorite video game music composer?

That would be Jack Wall.

What’s your favorite video game?

At the moment, it is actually our own Endless Runner game, which we created for our debut album Sponsored Post. It’s only playable via Google Chrome, but I love it. It sums up our album and all the art around it pretty well. You can test it here:

What game inspired you to do music?

I think that would be Mario Kart or GTA.

What video game are you currently playing?

I am playing a lot of Stronghold Crusader and GTA at the moment.

Would you ever like to write music for video games? What would it be like?

Yes! I Would love to. It would be very hectic and nervous but fun.

How important is music for video games / video games for music?

I think all the games come to life more with great music.