The singer Eros Ramazzotti chose Seville to present his new album Battito Infinito (Infinite Heartbeat) and to start his world tour, although the Italian in an interview with Efe does not want to talk only about music and quickly deals with the effects of the coronavirus. pandemic.covid, which he considers “a very strong signal from nature”.
Aware that, like everyone who has seen the pandemic pass without affecting him, he is lucky, when asked how he welcomes the arrival of the new album, he replies that he wanted to do something; Like everyone else, he wanted to be reborn. We have lived through a sad, peculiar period, which is not yet over, but is gradually improving.
For him, this is not just a virus that has become aggressive and traveling, but a very strong signal from nature that we are exaggerating with everything, so we have to take that step back and try to do things better than before. Better than before we improved everything.
The little more than four minutes his press office gives to interview Eros Ramazzotti in the hotel where he is staying in Seville does not go far, especially to get to know the man behind the character, although the singer, who has sold more than 70 million records since The 1980s try to keep it easy, say hello, joke and ask for health as in any elevator conversation.
He invites you to sit next to him, in a small room with two cameras that focus on the interviewer and the interviewee, and a spotlight on his face: I’m used to it, it’s been like this for many years, he replies when asked how he can stand being bombarded with intense light on his face for hours, because since he released “Cuore agitati” in 1985, his life has always been about a microphone, a stage and spotlights on his face.
Now this Roman boy named Eros Luciano Walter Ramazzotti Molina already sees life with the maturity of 58 years and has just filled the Maestranza bullring in Seville in the premiere of a tour whose concert in the Andalusian capital took place at the same time as “Battito infinito”, his new album, was uploaded to all platforms worldwide.
But his music has come a long way, even if vinyl comes back to life and the album comes out in bright colors rather than the traditional black, with all the makings of success, even with “Soy”, a song with Alejandro Sanz, for which He says they’ve known each other for years.
“After following each other for so long, we thought about doing this project together, but he had commitments, so did I, so when everything was thought of, we had to stop because of the pandemic, but in the end we managed to work together on something, although each from his own house, of course.
And this is that the magic of the recording studios made the voices of the two come together after recording separately, but the end result was a good experience, just like starting an exhausting but edifying tour in Seville: “Our work is like this, let’s go here and there, to make people have fun, us to have fun. We all expected to do something, and us to sing on stage.
Ramazzotti feels loved in Spain, it shows and it is no coincidence that since 1985 with “Rebel Souls” all his songs have been released in Spanish, although he does not defend himself in this language in body to body, but admits that he likes, and a lot, how Spanish-speaking audiences like him.
At the moment in the live show there are many songs from the new album but also from the previous one, although there are more in Italian because the new songs in Spanish are still a bit hard to chew, but there is still a lot to rehearse until this normalize at your new job.
However, he has been in the career for more than 35 years and his songs have achieved more than 2000 million plays on music platforms around the world and, since time is short, although less than four minutes have passed, it is time to say Goodbye.
Do they talk a lot of nonsense in Italy too? Yes, they are called. “A lot of nonsense then.” A quick farewell to take down the mic and continue his promotional work, which alternates with stages that he will set foot halfway around the world until March 2023.