Artists like Stefano Manotti can make you fall in love in any language. Expressive and pure, the music he makes is just an open chamber of his heart. Playful, raw and oftentimes direct references to the simplicities of life. A question, sometimes, on why such little things have such a large impact. This is his latest single, Borsa Nera.
It translates in English to “black bag”. A simple object of infatuation. The questions that follow. Is the subject really what he dreams them to be? It is an incredible garland of chords that Stefano Manotti can take you through. You might not even know Italian, but just the guitar and piano overlays take you to the scene. The chords flow for the chorus, with the string accompaniment. The sparse element of percussion keeps you hooked on the lyrics. You might not understand the language, but the emotion is so clearly felt. Therein lies the power of music and the churning of soul soup that can follow. There is a moment where the instruments recede and it is spoken word. It feels like poetry, and has the gravity to change or inform the listener’s advance on the scene playing out.
I am not a massive Italian film fan, but I love scenic compositions from their film industry. One such movie I enjoyed is Giorni e Nuvole (2007), which shows romance in a raw and real way. Stefano Manotti can really create an echo through your epicentre with his music. His songs like Scorte d’amore and Dove Andare are popular must listens. Listen to his single and follow him for more mesmerizing music!