Gianluca was featured in this interview on Digithon! Daniela kindly gave us her own translation summary of the interview. Gianluca talked about their new album which will be in Spanish. I know some are upset that it will be in Spanish, but there may also be a few songs in English as well. We will just have to wait to find out! But, as we all know, it does not matter what language they sing in, it’s the melodious sound of their voices and exquisite harmony that touches our soul. Music is truly the universal language! Whatever our amores sing, it will be grande! 🙂
Wherever they were, it must have been really hot! The audience is fanning themselves and even poor Gianluca is sweating! But he stays cool, like always!
Enjoy the video below and Daniela’s translation for us in English…. (thank you to AAIV for posting to YouTube) This interview is just about 45 minutes long.
The interview for IL VOLO to Bisceglie (Bari) has just ended.
IL VOLO was represented by Gianluca Ginoble and was interviewed by Paolo Giordano, a journalist who at the time of Sanremo’s victory had criticized them very much and was now very much reckless.
Intro to the show video….. from Viva….
Here is a little more from Daniela, I believe this is what Gian is talking about in the intro video, to the interview below…
G = Despite the many interviews I’ve made in these years, whenever there is a camera I sometimes get emotion to me, I block me, so it’s not easy for me, but to see all these people, from children to grandparents, that they appreciate IL VOLO and our music, it is beautiful.
We also arrived here in Bisceglie, so I’m really happy to be here, it looks a little like my country, I grew up in a country, in the squares, so I find myself as if I were at home.
I am downtown, south-central, so I see it very similar to my little village.
The interviewer asks: A date in Puglia asking the fans for IL VOLO, can we satisfy them?
G = I really think so, next year, this year, unfortunately we can not do this, we are heading to South America and Asia, so unfortunately we will not do it this year, but next year we will do as much as possible,
I = a fast word on Digithon, the event that connects the digital world to all the world, a world that you run with your comrades
G = Exactly, people should know and maybe it is a good opportunity to show the public things that maybe they were hidden and above all this theme that also concerns us artists, all very interesting
Interview is very pleasant, at the beginning they speak of the origins and of Sanremo and of the importance of Italian music in the world.
They talk about haters who often make unpleasant comments and then they are people who if the meet on road maybe ask for the autograph.
Gianluca says that internet has given way to so many people to express themselves but also so many “cretins.”
Gianluca says that he likes photography very much and uses a lot of instagram in particular he appreciates that when he is abroad in a moment they can see him at home.
Giordano stresses the fact that there are few Italian artists who can talk about success abroad as them.
Giordano introduces the topic of digital music (Digithon) and Gianluca says it is very much heard but it is a cellphone music that does not have much extension and construction, certainly not that of IL VOLO says Giordano.
Then he is asked to sing a piece of a song and Gianluca mentions “Falling in love” and Paolo Giordano appreciates him very much.
Gianluca talks about the next record and says it will be in Spanish and will be produced by Estefan that Giordano says is one of the two or three most famous and important producers in the world.
Giordano says he interviewed Julio Iglesias a month ago and when asked who he was listening to Italian singers he first replied to IL VOLO.
They talk to the public of various ages who love IL VOLO.
Giordano asks if Gianluca Piero and Ignazio quarrel and Gianluca responds “always but like three brothers, then we have lived unforgettable moments and shared the stage, memorable experiences, they are my companions not traveling, but flying.”
They remember when Barbra Streisand called them.
Gianluca says they will make their first concert in Japan in November.
Giordano admits that at the beginning he was not one of those who admired the Flight, but then saw that they too have changed, they evolved and in particular he realized they were good and so he changed their mind.
They talk about social criticism, and Gianluca says he is quite indifferent because there is so much jealousy and so many criticisms that are not constructive but only full of hatred.
Photo credits to owners….
Giordano resumes the argument by saying that many journalists were wary of IL VOLO but now he is aware that this distrust is disappearing because the data of their success is visible and you can not ignore their skill.
Giordano asks Gianluca who he wants to thank and Gianluca takes the opportunity to thank the dad who has always supported and believed in him without forcing him and Mr. ERCOLE present moves.
A girl from public asks Gianluca how he will be in 10 years and he says maybe there will be solo projects but IL VOLO will always be there.
Giordano remembers that the pastor died at Montepagano and tomorrow at the funeral Gianluca will sing for him, Gianluca is moved to tears by recalling the affection of this pastor who has always been close to him.
Below is an excerpt from the interview, with some English subtitles. Thank you to IV Performances for the YouTube upload!
In the end, it is asked Gianluca to sing a short song and he plays a bit of Anema and Core but also forgets the words. It was all improvised and unproven.
Near the end, Gian gets a bit frustrated with the interviewer, saying he is not listening….
I resumed the interview and I think I understand that is after the public girl’s question, almost at the end of the video, Gianluca is saying that Piero will be tenor because he is studying so much for this project, then while talking about Ignazio projects, he stops because he says that Giordano is not listening to him and he no longer takes up the subject, concludes by saying that there will be solo projects but IL VOLO will always be united.
They salute and thank everyone.
Just in case we forgot how much Gian loves photography and Instagram, I thought I’d enclose a few reminders from the last few days…. 🙂 Could this possibly be the same little boy with the curls and impish grin that we remember from just a few years ago?
Ciao, until next time….