Eurovision 2019 runner-up Mahmood released his second album, ‘Ghettolimpo’, today. Ghettolimpo is the follow-up to Mahmood’s highly successful debut album, Gioventù Bruciata, and is described as made up of ‘modern tales of reality and myth, with pop and urbano inspiration’.
In an interview with Rockol, Mahmood reveals that he started writing the album immediately after his Sanremo 2019 victory, linking it to his travels. For instance, the first song he wrote for the album was Baci Dalla Tunisia, written on a plane to Tunis. The album is also infused with references to mythology, with Rapide for instance referencing Greek king of the underworld Hades. Mahmood explains (in Italian):
“In questo album c’è un mondo che ho creato io, che ha partorito la mia mente e deriva dalla mia passione per la mitologia. Mamma da ragazzino mi regalò una sorta di enciclopedia. Alla fine del volume c’era un dizionario mitologico.”
Translated, Mahmood unveils that he created a world through this album, originating from his passion for mythology and ‘giving birth’ to his mind. He adds that his mum gave him an encyclopedia when he was little which included a mythological dictionary at the end, inspiring this passion.
The album features five of Mahmood’s previously released singles: Dardust-produced Inuyasha, Dorado featuring Sfera Ebbasta and Feid, Italian smash hit Rapide and Mahmood’s most recent singles Klan and Zero.
The full track list of the album is as follows:
- Baci Dalla Tunisia
- Rubini (ft. Elisa)
- Dorado (with Sfera Ebbasta and Feid)
- Karma (ft. Woodkid)
- Icaro È Libero
- Klan (Spanish version)
Mahmood represented Italy at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song ‘Soldi’, placing second in the Grand Final with 472 points.
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