Rush: Rock from Rome: Third album by Måneskin

Rock from Rome: Måneskin’s third album

Måneskin have it "hurried".  Photo: Valentin Flauraud/KEYSTONE/dpa

Måneskin are “in a hurry”. photo

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After the success of the predecessor “Teatro d’ira: Vol. I”, the Italian ESC winners from 2021 want to storm the charts again with their third record “Rush”.

Måneskin don’t seem to need a break for now. After their great success at the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) In 2021 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, the Italians will now release their third studio album.

“Rush!” (“Hurry”) is the name of the record and it fills the ears of rock fans with 17 titles. That’s what the musicians around frontman Damiano David want to do Rome hit the charts again in Italy and internationally.

The album contains many fast rock numbers that will surely get one or the other foot tapping. Some songs come with a lot of pressure (“Kool Kids”), others have a bit of a dragging touch (“Bla Bla Bla”). There is also a ballad-like piece here and there (“Timezone”, “If Not For You”) – perhaps as a small island to catch your breath in a hurry.

Before the hit “Supermodel” has already been released, fans who listen to the album in order have to listen to 15 songs first. All are rather entertaining. None of the songs sung in English or Italian break the 3:45 threshold.

The rush was probably too great for talks, because Italian media criticized that the band did not give any interviews in advance. So everyone can now form their own impression of the new album, which certainly provides entertainment, but in the end not everything will stick in your memory.

Tom Morello is there

The critical ears of the music magazine “Rolling Stone” seem to have convinced the quartet at least with some songs. “Irresistibly memorable,” the newspaper said of the tracks “Baby Said” and “Gossip.” In the latter, the guitarist of the US crossover band Rage Against The Machine (“Killing in the Name”), Tom Morello, shreds along.

It was a great honor for the band to work with Morello, the frontman said damiano in a message. Måneskin is a great band, Morello said. “They all play great. They write great songs.”

Almost two years after their Grand Prix victory with “Zitti e buoni”, Måneskin – which is Danish for moonlight – are still on the big stages. Their compatriots have not forgotten that they secured Italy’s ESC win. 70,000 concert tickets went over the counter in April 2022 when the four played in Rome. Damiano David, Thomas Raggi (guitar), Victoria De Angelis (bass) and Ethan Torchio (drums) manage to bring their rock from Rome further into the music world, where trap and radio-pop are booming.

In Rome, you can occasionally run into the band members in the Trastevere bar district. Anyone who knows them also knows that they like to appear somewhat eccentric. Some of the songs on the new album can also be heard with a certain irony.


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