I’m afraid I didn’t manage to put the videos in the post, please click on the hyperlinks to listen to his songs!
I’m Italian but I’ve been living in Ireland for the past 10 years.
I’m from Carrara, to be exact, the same home town Francesco Gabbani comes from.
I feel disappointed and angry at the moment, because I really wanted him to win the Eurovision. In my opinion, he deserved it.
Francesco worked hard to be where he is now and improved for sure on the way.
He gives me the idea of a humble person always looking for getting better and better in what he does.
He learned from the basics, learned how to write music, how to play instruments and then wrote the lyrics. He’s spreading in them fantastic play of wording, showing the massive culture he has. To be completely honest with you, I also believe that big part is also due to his talent!
Yesterday, still brooding about the competition’s outcome, I came across a video he shared on his page in which he asked his fans to stay positive as he’s OK and enjoyed the fun of the whole Eurovision event.
Although I still feel annoyed by the whole situation, I’ll try to be positive and explain why I like his music and him as artist.
Mine can be just a voice, I’m not an expert whatsoever in this field, but I believe that voices together make a choir!
And here we go:
I usually don’t listen to Italian music, I simply don’t like it much…well, reading this blog you know I’m a kind of weird Italian anyway, so nothing we can do about it.
However, I cannot listen to anything else lately but his songs.
Well, I narrowed down to three my main reasons:
His songs are made with nice tunes and stick in my head easily.
His lyrics are deep and hook my feelings.
Aaaand, probably the most important, his songs help me a lot and give me strength to keep going on in my personal dream.
You all know, my dear readers, I’d love to become a writer. I digged out my dream from a dusty drawer 10ish years ago, when I met my best friend, musician as well.
It’s not easy, and the most of the times I feel down, not only because I have next to zero spare time, but also because my self-confidence is difficult to come by.
But Francesco’s songs speak to me. In particular these two:
Listening Francesco’s songs I come to the conclusion that, if your lyrics have a deep meaning, it’s easier to sing them with passion and hence hooking your listeners’ feelings is a piece of cake!
Another feedback I received from everybody, because of my situation, is that I’m too hard on myself.
I almost cried when I listened to “Per una volta”. It seemed be written for me.
He gives me hope, the hope I’ll be able to make it one day, with a lot of work and attempts and, for sure, a lot of falls and rejections.
I think that another song that helps me in every aspect of my life, be it writing, working or simply living and going ahead, is the newest “Magellano”
The fact he’s from my hometown, maybe helps and makes me see him closer to the path I’m trying to take in the artistic field. I might make it too, if I work my ass off! That’s what I think!
However, the fact he’s from my hometown also generates a regret.
Swallowed by all the bullying I went through when I was in high school, I didn’t realize he was in the same building, only three classes behind. I wonder what would have happened if I had the chances to talk with him. Maybe I would have been inspired, like it happened when I met my best friend, and I’d have started writing earlier.
Anyway is too late, I just have to concentrate on the future!
What I would like to tell him would be:
“Thank you, Francesco, thank you so much for playing your musing and writing your songs. They give me hope and they tell me that I might make it one day. They help to keep dreaming and facing the daily crappy reality. I owe you one!”
And this is my opinion, although I might haven’t managed to give him some justice!
Listen to his songs and let me know what you think!
“…sudore, fiato, cuore…voga, voga…”