Maneskin ‘proved his critics wrong’ – Reuters

Maneskin feels he has proved his critics wrong with his recent success.

The Italian rock band – who formed in 2016 – have enjoyed a meteoric rise since winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 – and the band believe their recent success has vindicated their dogged approach.

Damiano David, the band’s frontman, explained: “It all started well, and then all of a sudden people started trying to stop us from doing what we thought was the best thing for us.

“That kind of music with that aesthetic, communicating that way and people didn’t agree with us. But we kept believing it and, in the end, they said we were right.”

Ethan Torchio, the band’s drummer, insisted the band never deviated from their original plan, despite outside pressure and criticism.

Ethan told the BBC: “People who have been criticizing us for the past few days are now having a hard time. And they’re saying, ‘You’re the best rock band ever, you’re amazing, you’re awesome. But you never said that before we got famous, so we don’t trust you.”

Damiano added: “Where are these people now? I don’t know. I think they’re having rough nights because we’ve been successful. I think they’re very itchy.”

Despite this, Damiano struggled to cope with his newfound fame.

The singer prefers spending time at home but now has to adjust to his new reality.

He said: “I think it’s difficult and everyone reacts in different ways.

“I struggled a bit because I’m a home guy. And I’m very cold and I don’t really like being away from home for too long. But of course you have to face it and find ways to feel like home, even when it’s not, so I learned a few tricks that helped me stay focused and healthy.

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