Our Piero and Ignazio were at dinner with Bartoletti (journalist / commentator), their dear friend. This is what he wrote about them.
Put one evening for dinner in a tavern, Bartoletti with two friends out of three of the Il Volo guys, Ignazio and Piero: the Sicilian-Bolognese. Gianluca will join them to perfect the single of the new album they are preparing and which will be released very soon, followed a few weeks later from the complete compilation. It will be explosive and beautiful. Not only because Ignatius, regardless of any diffusional strategy, listens to the CD in his car …. at full volume with windows down perhaps to make it feel even heard at the Madonna di San Luca, (this church is on a hill of Bologna, but it is a way of saying that Ignazio keeps the volume so high that he could hear it up there). Then Bartoletti says that their CD will take an unexpected turn, that it will be very different from the previous ones.
I look at them at the table in their simplicity. I am curious about the stories of their everyday life. I tell them some stories from an old uncle and enjoy seeing them open their eyes wide to hear names and things they do not know. It makes me laugh when someone, without ever having known or met them, calls them “spocchiosi”, “presumptuous”, “arrogant”, “mounted” and so on.
They study all day to improve themselves. They speak with admiration and devotion of their international myths that are now colleagues. They tell with amazement and modesty their experiences unattainable by 95 percent of the other Italian singers. Piero is more serious with unexpected veins of irony, Ignazio a sweet “cazzaro” that at the end of the evening chases me to show me the film of the airplane model that he built with his dad and who tried in vain to fly (“And to think that when we did not have a penny they flew very well”).
I brought them the beautiful design that Giorgio Serra, “Matitaccia” dedicated to the group. I made them and they made me smile. Please, guys, stay so “bad” in the eyes of those who still do not love you: but, please, never change. And if you continue to succeed in the world, patience! It’s like saying they are good, and everyone likes them so if in spite of those who think differently, they will be successful ….. patience, those people will make a reason, because they are BRAVI.
*D* What to say, Marino Bartoletti has always defended our boys and also this time he highlighted their appearance as “good guys”.
He also anticipated that soon the single will be released, followed immediately by the album and that it will be a real breakthrough.
Under his post I read two really interesting comments that I translate here too.
* I also had some doubts about these guys, but it was during a meeting for the presentation of his book, dear Marino Bartoletti, that I had the opportunity to know them better. Never seen the show characters so genuine and courteous, available to exchange a chat with those present. These days it is not a trivial matter. If then to the compassion add the skill, we should not marvel at their global success. Well done.
* Great guys in their simplicity! I had the pleasure of working with them, in their first Russian appearance in Moscow, they were special guests of a well-known artist in Russia!
Appreciated and applauded by all .. insiders and not ..