14 NEW TRACKS IN WHICH THE ARTIST EXPLORES UNIVERSAL SENTIMENTS AND ISSUES
The album includes remarkable collaborations with Nicole Scherzinger, Il Volo, Andy Garcia, Hooverphonic and Club Dogo
“Somos”, Eros’ first production under Universal Music, debuted in #1 in sales throughout Europe and Latin American and reached #1 on the iTunes chart in Italy, Germany, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Guatemala, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. The album also broke into the iTunes Top 5 in Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
After debuting at the top of the sales charts throughout Europe and Latin America, “Somos”, the new album from Eros Ramazzotti, is available in the United States and Puerto Rico beginning today. The album marks the artist’s return after a three-year silence, broken this past October 12 with the release of “Un angel como el sol tu eres”, the album’s first single which revealed much of the flavor of the new project, his first with under his new recording home Universal Music. During its week of release, the album dominated digital sales throughout the world, reaching #1 on the iTunes charts in Germany, Austria, Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Guatemala Honduras and the Dominican Republic. The album also broke into the iTunes Top 5 in the Latin American countries of Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Costa Rica.
Produced by Eros Ramazzotti, in association with Luca Chiaravalli, the album’s fourteen new tracks have a very international feel to them, thanks in part to Jeremy Wheatley’s mix which Ramazzotti and Chiaravalli also worked on. However, the themes, stories and experiences all hark back to that Italian style for which Eros has gained a worldwide reputation. “Somos” is an heart-felt, direct, mature and positive record through which Ramazzotti explores feelings such as love (“Ahora Somos”, “Un Ángel Como El Sol Tú Eres”, “Este Tiempo Tan Nuestro”, “Abrázame”), friendship (“Amigo Mio”, dedicated to his friends Alex and Gio) and a father’s love (“Una Tormenta de Estrellas”, dedicated to his daughter Raffaela Maria). He even touches on universal issues such as equality amongst people (“Bajo El Mismo Cielo”) and freedom V by drawing on his own inner feelings and life experiences. A case in point is the track “Dos Minutos” where Ramazzotti refers to a sequence of photos that have faded over time to return to his past, when he lived near the legendary Cinecittà film studios and thus pays homage to the Roman neighbourhood where he was brought up and which taught him from a very young age to fight for and follow his dreams with determination and passion.
“Somos” is also an album full of new collaborations with other artists. First among them is Nicole Scherzinger, the former lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls, who appears on “Hasta El Éxtasis” a track full of sensual energy in which the voices of the two artists blend together in a perfect role play. The voice we hear at the end of “Yo Soy Tú” is that of Hollywood actor Andy Garcia, reading text written by Eros, Saverio Grandi and Andrea Bonomo, to conclude a a song that explores universal issues such as racial equality, solidarity, and the importance of acknowledging that we are all born into the same world.
By way of contrast Eros chooses the rap of Club Dogo (a band that recently topped the Italian album charts) for the intense “Testa o cuore”, a track that denies the possibility of compromise and wants the other person involved to clearly state their intentions. In “Asi”, Ramazzotti teams up with Il Volo, the world famous trio of young Italian tenors. This very expansive melody reaches its climax in the chorus with its unusual combination of the four voices. The album closes with “Uno Mas”, collaboration withHooverphonic: a light but v very upbeat track that warns us to be wary of false friendships and tricksters.
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