The album “Rush!” was released last January, but the group has decided to publish a new deluxe version with 5 new songs. One of them is “VALENTINE” a ballad they chose as a single for last November 10.
The group is formed by Damiano David, Thomas Raggi, Ethan Torchio and Victoria de Angelis. They jumped to the fame after their participation on Eurovision on 2021 representing their country, Italy. They performed “Zitti e buoni” with a sexy rock aesthetic that made the eurofans fall in love with them. Their victory on the contest helped them to get viral internationally.
The fact that they do music on English helped at the moment of become known artist on America. Maneskin has performed on various awards celebrations such as AMA’s or the MTV’s.
Although they became internationally famous after their appearance on Eurovision 2021, they were well known on Italy thanks to their participation con the contest “X factor”. They achieved the second position on the contest and were able to produce their first EP “Chosen”.
“Rush!” Is their fourth album. It came out on January 20 of 2023 with 18 songs on the track list. On their YouTube channel they posted some singles: “MAMMA MIA“, “SUPERMODEL“, “THE LONELIEST” and “GOSSIP” featuring Tom Morello.
With this album they became the number 1 in 15 countries and entered the top 5 in another 20. Moreover, the album has more than 1,500 million streams and has singles with more than 60 million views on YouTube.
On this deluxe album, we have to add the “VALENTINE” single. The song is a romantic ballad with really soft instrumental. The guitars and the drums stand out on the final chorus, along with Damiano’s vocals.
On the music video, we can seethe band performing live. The use of the black and white help you to empathize. The group member’s facial expression show their joy with the music and how much they feel they creations. The music video, according to the fans, was filmed on a sort of gallery on Mexico. The director is George Gallardo Kattah. Furthermore, in the song, the lyrics have been written by the group along with Joseph Wander and Theo Hutchcraft. On the other side, the producer of the song is Fabrizio Ferraguzzo.
The lyrics are about a live interest that has abandoned the singer and is expecting their baby. “So I hold in my hands pictures of you / And dream of the day you were eating for two”. On the words of the song, the singer doesn’t forget that love and keeps fighting for them to be together.
The deluxe version, “Rush! (Are u coming?)” has a total of 22 songs. They changed the official album cover with a photo of them jumping over a girl. The opposite to the one in the official album.
We have already talked about “VALENTINE“, but it did not come by herself. If we listen to the album, we can start with “Honey (Are U coming?)”. This song is the perfect start to the album. On the song they can show their potential and the listeners can have a clear idea of the sound of the album.
Secondly, “Off my face” stands out with the percussion, that remembers to “I WANNA BE YOUR SLAVE”. The funny sound of the guitars and the power of the drums blend perfectly with Damiano’s voice. This song is Manesking essence and what the fans will expect from the band.
Following the album, we found “THE DRIVER”. The upbeat song has a more easy-dancing beat. The lyrics show a lovesick person decided to do everything the other person wants him to do. The guitars work from Thomas and Victoria really are on the spotlight of the song.
Last, but not least, the group finish the new five songs with another ballad. “TRASTEVERE” talks about a person devastated by fame that is tired of trying to find love, so is ready to receive but has nothing more to give. “Open up my chest, take everything I’ve got”. The relaxed rhythm with the head voice on some of the sentences help you travel through your emotions.
With this deluxe, Maneskin has given the album a second chance on the spotlight and surely may get the fans listening to it on repeat. With this, the group closes an era and is ready for another one next year.
CREDITS: Text by Gabriel Sánchez