And here’s another good call, this time between Gianluca and Francesco Renga, which I translate for you.
Gianluca starts immediately with a joyful phrase: “How beautiful we are !!” and Renga replies laughing, “Hi Gianluca, how are you.”
After the first greetings, Renga says he is making a red wine aperitif.
Gianluca explains that Il Volo returned from California on March 13 and have canceled the last concerts. They took the last Alitalia flight and the whole crew, about 20 people, fortunately they are all well.
Renga asks Gianluca if he is at his home and Gian confirms that he is in Montepagano and shows a view of the panorama from his home (very nice indeed).
Even Renga shows the view from his house and this is very nice too, in fact both claim that they are really lucky. (I remind everyone that Renga is from Brescia, my city. What you see above the hill in front of Renga is Brescia Castle, this means that to have this view, Renga lives on Monte Maddalena, a small mountain, from which dominates all of Brescia from above.)
At this point they talk about future concerts and Renga asks Gian if he has heard that they will be able to return to concerts in a year.
Gianluca states, and says that he also heard Ferdi (Ferdinando Salzano, organizer of the concerts of many artists : F&P group).
Gianluca agrees that it will be very hard to resume for their singers, because restaurants or large companies, all have been affected, but in the field of music it is more difficult, (he is speaking for concerts) especially for fans, who are waiting impatiently, the dates of the concerts, to see them live.
Gian says fans will have to wait a long time and Renga replies that the solution could change if a vaccine is found, but certainly a year goes by. Gian confirms that he has read that it will easily return to normal life in March.
Renga asks Gian with whom he is at home and he replies that he is with his brother Ernesto.
Gian remembers that a couple of days ago their 2015 concert was broadcast by RAI1, where they sang L’IMMENSITÀ (together Il Volo and Renga), and he also remembers that it is thanks to his brother Ernesto, (admirer of Renga) that IL VOLO sang L’AMORE SI MUOVE.
In fact, Gian remembers a fact that was also explained during the 2015 concert, that Il Volo was looking for a good song to make a new single and Ernesto told them to listen to the song IN MOME DEL PADRE (In the Name of the Father) that Renga had written for the birth of his son. Il Volo liked the song very much, so Gian called Renga and asked him to vary the words and make a version for them.
Renga found the right words and was born, L’AMORE SI MUOVE, and he says it is so beautiful that it is better than the original.
Gian instead says that the original is beautiful and also has an emotional value.
Renga goes on to say that he sees Gianluca is in excellent shape and Gian replies that he has a small room used as a gym and does training. Renga says that he also has a small gym at home, but it is one thing to have it, another is to use it! 😁.
He admits to being very lazy. Both agree that if you have a goal, like a Sanremo festival, you have been training for a few months before to be fit, otherwise it is easier to lie on the sofa.
At this point Gian tells Renga that he wants to pay him a tribute.
Gian says he grew up with Renga’s music, and Renga claims that this makes him feel much younger thank you ….😁😁 (of course it’s the reverse.)
Gian sits on the piano and plays a part of one of the favorite songs written by Renga (he is really a good songwriter):
DIMMI SE TU CI SARAI (Tell Me if You Will Be There).
Like a photograph
With uncertain outlines
And this life
I find it in a drawer
And then every day
Inside your eyes
If you want
talk to me
of how luck waits
And hold me
in your arms for a while longer
Tell me you’ll be there
When the weather is on us
It will have by now, imprinted
Signs you don’t want
Tell me you’ll be there
He will dress the memories
Of my life
Renga sends him a kiss, says it‘s fantastic, and that made him goosebumps and thanks Gian so much.
Affectionate greetings between both.
Renga says that Gianluca is an incredible person.
Gianluca I must say that you improve more and more on the piano.
Of Renga I can only say positive things, he is a beautiful person, an excellent songwriter, his songs always have very sweet words.
He admires Il Volo and the boys reciprocate him with affection.
Hopefully there will be more Renga songs written for them.
PS = For those who want to try singing the song with Gianluca, I also publish the verses in Italian.
DIMMI CHE TU CI SARAI
Come una fotografia
Dai contorni incerti
E questa vita
La trovo in un cassetto
E poi ogni giorno
Dentro gli occhi tuoi
di come la fortuna aspetta
tra le tue braccia ancora per un po’
Dimmi che tu ci sarai
Quando il tempo su di noi
Avrà ormai lasciato
Segni che non vuoi
Dimmi che tu ci sarai
Quando la malinconia
Vestirà i ricordi
Della vita mia
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