Cynthia, from the Philippines, has been kind enough to translate the boys’ interview with Radio Subasio. They had the interview on Friday shortly before the signature party event. THANK YOU, CYNTHIA!! 😘
Il Giorno Milano
Il Volo with the editorial staff of Il Giorno: “Our tricolor song, our signature” / PHOTO
The Italian trio has conquered the international audiences and has sold millions of copies!
by ANDREA SPINELLI
Milan, 23 February 2019 – Three unpublished works and eight covers poised between “La voce del silenzio” and “People”, “Be My Love” and “Arrivederci Roma”. In stores since yesterday, the new album MUSICA marks the limit between yesterday’s Il Volo and tomorrow’s. Between what was and what promises to be the new tour at the start on June 22 from Palmanova, after a new concert tour in Japan and a double event in Matera taken by the American PBS. Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, Gianluca Ginoble spoke about it yesterday in the editorial office of the Day, starting, naturally, from the Sanremo rentrée of “Musica che resta”.
Four years ago, the Festival was a discovery. And this time?
Barone: In 2015 Sanremo offered us the opportunity to let everyone know what we did. It went very well and so, this year, to celebrate our first ten years of career we could not go back on the stage of the Ariston.
You did it in the race while in 2018 you were back on the Riviera as guests.
Barone: We had an important anniversary and a new project to be shared with the public, so it seemed right to do it in the race.
Boschetto: The real winner of the Festival is not so much who arrives first, but the success of the project brought to that stage.
Ginoble: Switching from guests to competitors does not mean taking a step backwards. The belief in the goodness of our new job did not make us feel the spirit of competition. We are very satisfied with the third place because it means that, four years after “Grande Amore”, the public is still there to follow and love our music.
The album was released yesterday.
Ginoble: We are at work on a record entirely unpublished, but MUSICA is already a good step forward compared to those of the past, because for the first time we decided everything ourselves. Since we have completely different voices and musical tastes, everyone has vented as he thought.
You will also engrave a version in Spanish. Bet at the Latin Grammy?
Barone: We smelled the Latin Grammy in 2011, thanks to two nominations. We have not won it, but whoever stops dreaming stops living. So we continue to pursue our dreams.
Among the authors of “Musica che resta” there is Gianna Nannini. Who called it?
Ginoble: Me. And she accepted immediately. I also told her that in the album we would have reinterpreted her “Meravigliosa creatura” and she said she was very happy.
Barone: Gianna has an explosive personality. With her, friendship was born two years ago behind the scenes of a TV show and from the beginning there was a great feeling.
Also the other unpublished will make people talk.
Ginoble: Well, there is “Vicinissimo” written by Davide Petrella and Dario Faini, the producer of “Money” by Mahmood. While “Until it’s good” Tony Maiello wrote it and it’s a pop song in all respects.
Boschetto: Last year we sang just to prepare for two years of touring all over the world. We have also created a “commemorative stamp” that will appear on products related to us.
What does it mean for you to come back on tour?
Ginoble: MUSICA presents an IL VOLO different from the past, with more contemporary sounds and slightly less voices. So, ours will be a concert under the banner of beautiful singing, because that is our signature, but with different sounds, which are also approaching a slightly younger audience. We are maturing and we are trying to renew ourselves project after project.
Boschetto: The first tour will be summer, in the open spaces, then the we will arrive in the concert halls.
Ten years of career impose the first budgets. Is there a particular exhibit that has remained there?
Barone: For an artist, every concert represents a story to be lived and told. But to us who are Italians and love to sing in Italy, the Arena di Verona transmits a unique tension and vibration. We’ll be back on September 24th and we’re happy: like this, or like that of Ariston, you never get used to it.
At this moment there is much talk of the proposal to play an Italian song on the radio every three. What do you think?
Ginoble: In my opinion, regardless of the origin, on the radio they should play beautiful songs.
Barone: I, on the other hand, agree with the proposal; because there are many quality Italian artists who deserve to be valued.
Ever thought of the musical?
Barone: Not yet. Meanwhile, however, we sang “D’Artagnan” with Cristina D’Avena.
Boschetto: A few years ago we recorded the soundtrack of a Mexican film: “Luna Nascosta”. But in the drawer we have songs that could be good for the cinema. As for the musical, I would very much like to interpret “West Side Story”.
After the experience of four years ago, will you try to bring Eurovision home?
Barone: Of course. The Eurovision week we have the tour in Japan, but in case of victory at Sanremo we would have canceled it. Eurovision remains one of the greatest experiences of our career. I wish good luck to Mahmood and I think that all of us Italians should support him, because participating in a race is not so easy and so people’s proximity helps.
Boschetto: The Eurovision is a manifestation that binds you to the flag, to the tricolor (the Italian flag), and for this very beautiful. With a bit of controversy, however, I say that Italy (and therefore Rai – nda) should participate with the desire to win it ….
Any advice for Mahmood?
Barone: Only one – the Eurovision is not Sanremo, where those in the race are almost all friends but a place where you have to get on that stage convinced that there is nobody better than you.
In the MUSICA booklet the last thanks is for Pope Francis.
Ginoble: We met Papa Francesco in Panama ten days before the Festival and he gave us the right position to face it. At our age have an experience like the World Youth Day in which to represent, by singing to our peers is an extraordinary emotion. Doing it then a meter and a half from the Pope was an experience that leaves its mark.