Tiziano Ferro: "What I put on record is who I really am"

Tiziano Ferro: “What I put on record is who I really am”

Tiziano Ferro thus presented his third album “No one is Alone”: “What I put on the record is who I really am. After all, I have always had a very ‘virgin’ relationship with writing. It has never happened to me to sit at a table with a sheet of paper in front of me and say: ‘Now I write a song’. I have always relied on emotions, on what I feel.” Below are our impressions of the Latina musician’s third album.

There is little to say: Tiziano Ferro is THE Italian singer who has emerged in recent years. He exploded with one album, “Rosso Relativo”, and grew with the second “111” – both in artistic terms and in terms of sales: how many has this happened to? And, having reached the third album, he promises further disasters. “No one is alone” arrives three years after “111”: a period in which Titian, after having conquered Italy above all thanks to “Black Evenings”, toured the world, especially South America. Then he retired to write these songs, produced by Michele Canova. The result promises positive disasters, of course: because this album is exactly what one could expect from someone like him, from someone with his chameleonic interpretative skills, capable of moving from a black ballad to an electronic funk to a typically Italian. A collection of songs with twists, pleasant and catchy but not banal, direct without being corny.

Tiziano Ferro presented this album by saying that he wants to bring around an image of musical Italy linked to its melodic traditions, but also capable of renewing itself. Listening to the first single, “Stop! Forget”, it seems that Titian’s modernity and electronic sounds have taken over. This idea of ​​the mix between tradition and modernity finds its perfect application in “Raffaella è mia” – an electro song dedicated to our most famous diva in Latin America: Carrà – and in “Baciano le donne”, another fast song embellished with ( fleeting) presence of one of the greatest representatives of Italian melodic song, Biagio Antonacci.

Instead, “Nono è solo” is basically an album of ballads: which in some cases, as in the initial “Tarantola d’Africa” look overseas thanks to airy and refined arrangements; in other cases, as in “And outside is dark” they look at acoustic sounds; or, again, in “Ti sparò una foto” they recreate the atmosphere of “Sere nere”. The prevalence of this melodic soul is demonstrated by the fact that to start moving, you have to wait for the fourth song on the album, when the single arrives, and that the songs with rhythm are in a clear minority, only 4 out of 11.

In short, Tiziano Ferro is making an increasingly clear choice of field, it seems, even if he perhaps seems to hide by re-presenting himself with fast songs like “Stop! Forget.” Here: what allows Tiziano Ferro to pursue this path is his vocal ability, his ability to write simple and autobiographical lyrics (here you are spoiled for choice, from this point of view: from “My brother ” to “African Tarantula) and his ability to package them (together with his collaborators, obviously: producer above all). In short: we will still hear about him, and we will hear his songs in the air for quite a few months and years. A breath of fresh air for Italian music.