The album “Grano” is the result of a long period of personal, music and artistic growth. It is rather a selection than a collection: it includes 8 original songs written in a time frame of 8 years, which represent some key moments in the artist’s life and inner reflection. The main topic is the continuous dialogue with life, looking at it with honest open eyes. The songs tell about a search for meaning. The author reflects on life alternating restlessness and profound peace, contemplation of its beauty and awareness of its end. This album is also the result of fortuitous personal and professional crossings, of relationships cultivated throughout time. The songs were written and developed by Marta De Lluvia, and afterwards elaborated with the Italian songwriter Giua. They finally found their present form thanks to Raffaele Abbate’s arrangements and artistic direction.