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Daniele Scarsella

Daniele Scarsella
Daniele Scarsella
Songwriter and Premio Ciampi finalist in 1998, in 2016 he released Verde Assenzio and his first compilation 1996-2015
Daniele Scarsella
Daniele Scarsella

“There are shadows on life / to paint over with white...”, “because death is not ending / it's simply landing / on an amber shore / from whence to start again”. Cose da Perdonare is a bluesy jazz prayer. The hope of being able to turn the page on those unfortunate encounters, the misadventures of life. The hope of being able to start again. And so, five years after Con l'Olio nell'acqua, refined, poetic singer-songwriter Daniele Scarsella is preparing to return to the scene with a new album. He tells me this in a low voice, as melancholy and profound as that in Fumi delle maghe where “it's love that, in loving, I don't know how to steal”. And like in Dolcemente rapito , where the soul always returns to those experiences that haven't been concluded, the elusive lives full of holes, forced to repeat themselves again and again.

The southern-Italian superstition of putting oil in water was well-suited to the cover shot of the singer posing like a scarecrow. An alchemy designed to protect his own harvest and his own idea of music: navigating among feelings, the perspectives from which to observe them, the colours they seem to show. "I cordially entrust myself to yellow elegance,” as he sings in a track from 2004.

Five years after l'olio nell'acqua did its job, Scarsella is about to return in 2016 with a collection of twenty years of music and a new album, Verde Assenzio, dedicated to instinct, the animal part of themselves to which we no longer listen, the part that you need if you want to love, to regain vital momentum. It will be rock, in homage to the seventies. A collage of visions, of men who squander themselves (“love is never enough if you're dying inside”), of dawns where one wistfully regains one's balance with the world. Above all it will be “music for music”, designed not as a show but as a necessity, an ode and a homage to music itself. And in fact, in 2010 he was already singing, “Why do I die for you / who comes to find me at night / ... / in the glow of dawn in silence / you give me ink”.

Gaia Manzini

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