In this period there are numerous interviews with IL VOLO, but this one of Accessori Fashion Magazine, is really different, in particular for the attached photo shoot performed by Angelo Lanza and fashion editor Luca Termine.
The article is translated into English, so I will report it to you.
A bright flash to caress the smile of the models and the elegance of fabrics.
Latin atmosphere as musical soundscape.
Sometimes, to the rhythm of loudspeakers is joined by a warm, powerful, precise voice that accompanies the riff in the fascinating typical acoustics of a theater (even if it is a studio).
Time passes, shots alternate, and you discover that there are three tonalities.
Three voices that every now and then break the march of the shutter and the hum of lights, notes filled with the youth and passion of Piero Barone, Gianluca Ginoble and Ignazio Boschetto echoing ten years of career of “IL VOLO”, in tour all over Italy starting from June, until the big show on September 24th at the Arena in Verona.
Their success, in a couple of frames: the first Italian artists in history to sign a contract with an American major star of world discography; they took part in Barbra Streisand’s “Back to Brooklyn” tour in 2012; they held 50 sold-out dates from Canada to South America in 2013, winning the Sanremo Festival two years later and sing almost anywhere in the world.
For example, in the Abbey Road studios in London, where they perceive “the magic of a place where history was written”.
When this year, in Panama, during World Youth Day, they sang in front of the Pope, they realised that they could not have asked for better beginning of the celebrations of their artistic anniversary: “An inexplicable moment and emotion – remembers Piero – We were immersed in a deafening silence. Only the beats of our hearts echoed.”
And the magic repeats itself, given that in May they started a new tour that, for a whole year, will take them to Japan, Europe and America.
In the Italian spirit they identify part of the reasons for their success: “We always say it: we don’t do anything in particular. Our success is not only due to our voices, but above all to the music we sing, the music of the Italian tradition, although re-proposed in modern key.”
It is possible to perceive the three different personalities, in their last album Musica (Sony Music). A sort of journey throught their souls, between Piero’s more classic direction, to reach the vein pop of Ignazio.
He explains how it is possible, at the age of 25, to hold a decade of success: “The great thing is that we can turn work into fun. That’s what we love to do, so we never stop to appreciate the luck we have.”
And how do they deal with fashion?
Gianluca appreciates Tom Ford, because he manages to express a particular, always very elegant, but also eccentric, and never ordinary personality.
For Ignazio, the choice falls on Saint Laurent, which combines simplicity, sportiness and elegance.
Piero, who has a total black soul, inevitably says the name of Giorgio Armani, to then quote Dolce & Gabbana and Brioni among his favourites.
And if there is variety in clothing tastes, it is on the shoes that all three agree without a shadow of a doubt: they would all just buy sneakers. Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, or Armani sneakers, worn this year on the Ariston stage.
And here is the funny and nice moment of the backstage of the photo shoot.
What to say, the service speaks for itself: fun, funny, cheerful and fresh.
Credit to owners of all photos and video.