And eight! Three years after the discharge of “Freedom Darling”, Calogero is again with “Downtown”. Twelve new songs born throughout confinement. He tells us.
A containment album
Bear in mind, through the first confinement final spring, Calogero supplied us on his social networks the video of a brand new title “We act as if”. A tune which will probably be, then, the beginnings of this new album.
A interval which, regardless of its “anxiety-inducing ambiance”, impressed the singer: “I created quite a bit throughout that point. After which, with the applause at eight p.m. within the night, there was additionally one thing transferring and in the end fairly inspiring.” As for a lot of, to maneuver ahead on his mission, Calogero needed to adapt, and work otherwise. Pay attention, he tells us:
When you have got a fusional relationship together with your piano, your guitar, your bass for me, at instances like that, you turn out to be extra inventive.
Impressed by confinement, this new album was additionally a sufferer of confinement. Initially scheduled for November 6, 2020, its launch has been postponed for a month. Now out there, the singer from Isère says he’s relieved. Pay attention :
Having a narrative like that, in tune, with the general public, is kind of uncommon.
An album of collaborations
Even when we owe many of the texts of those new songs to the same old pen of Calogero, Paul Faculty – who additionally, notably, wrote “fireworks”, “the portrait” or “Basic” -, it’s unusually in the meanwhile after they couldn’t meet bodily – confinement obliges – that Calogero and Benjamin Biolay determine to work collectively. A (nearly) first collaboration for the 2 artists, every with a well-defined function: Calo to the music, Benjamin to the lyrics. A brand new means of working for the singer from Lyon extra used to writing music and phrases collectively, than textual content alone, as defined to us. Calogero. Pay attention :
It was actually a fairly dazzling creative relationship. We each have quite a bit to say.
Two songs on “Downtown” are subsequently signed by Benjamin Biolay: “Sore loser” and “Downtown”, tune on which the backing vocals are carried out by Clara Luciani.
Twelve new songs
Barely out, “Downtown” is already carried by three singles: “We act as if”, “The rumor” and “The one under “, _“a fictionalized autobiographical tune”,_as the singer explains to us. So, is that this a name to seek out the younger woman on this title? Calogero solutions us:
It was platonic love. I liked somebody like that for four years, and it made me need to make music, to impress the individual.
Amongst our different favorites of the album, there’s additionally “It was higher after”. First tune on the album, and which, clearly, can also be Calogero’s favourite monitor. Pay attention, he is telling us his story:
It is a means of claiming to my followers who I missed: “Hey!”.
After which on this album, a tune of the identical title because the opus: “Downtown”. However why this identify? What does it symbolize for Calogero ? Apparently quite a lot of teenage recollections from his house in Isère. Pay attention :
Once I consider the identify of the album, I significantly consider Place Grenette and Place Victor Hugo in Grenoble, and likewise Place Stanislas in Nancy.
As quickly as he can, in fact, Calogero will take “Downtown” on the roads of France. He misses the scene.
Among the many different tasks, in addition to Zazie, Florent Pagny or Marc Lavoine, will we ever discover him in exhibits like_“The Voice”or “The Voice Children”_? He solutions us:
“The Voice Children”, in fact not. I don’t consider that tv is a universe for kids.
Calogero’s new album “Heart ville”, presently out there.