Italian singer Elisa Releases New Album

Sat, 10/19/2013 - 04:00

“L’anima vola” is the title of the latest album by Italian singer-songwriter Elisa, released October 15 in Italy.

The eighth album by the singer from Monfalcone (Friuli-Venezia Giulia) is the first one to be entirely in Italian and features collaborations with Ennio Morricone on the song “Ancora qui”, part of the “Django Unchained” soundtrack, Ligabue, Tiziano Ferro and Giuliano Sangiorgi from Italian rock band Negramaro.

“My family had a crucial role in this work,” said the 35-year-old Elisa, who gave birth for the second time a few months ago. “Some important events in my life, including being a mother, have changed me a lot. They made me grow and realize that you can decide if you want to take chances or not. You can also choose to not choose. This has made me more determined and realistic.”

Published by record company Sugar, owned by Caterina Caselli, the album features 11 new songs, including “Lontano da qui”, “Ecco che”, “L’anima vola”, already gold disc with 15,000 copies sold, “A modo tuo” and “Non fa niente ormai”.

“It’s the first time I have decided to do an entire album in Italian and I’m proud of it,” Elisa said. “I wanted to say things without filters, with an identity that represents me whole. It took a long time because I had to search inside, just like I did when I wrote my songs in English.”

Elisa is one of few Italian musicians to write and record mainly in English. In Europe she is perhaps most recognized for the single “Come Speak To Me”, while American audiences may recognize the song "Dancing", featured on the TV program “So You Think You Can Dance”.

Her debut album, “Pipes and Flowers”, released in 1997 when she was 20, and recorded in Berkeley, California, went quadruple platinum in Italy and won her several prizes. In 2001, she won the Festival di Sanremo, Italy’s most important music festival, with the song “Luce”.

Elisa is one of the most appreciated contemporary singers in Italy.

Watch the video of "L'anima vola" by Elisa: