SONG OF THE WEEK : ANOUK “You & I” [Numero 102]

Centoduesimo ”numero” della mia nuova rubrica SONG OF THE WEEK, consigli personali sui nuovi pezzi che ritengo interessanti o,quanto meno,degni di nota rispetto ad altri nel mondo del mainstream musicale. Non tutto il commerciale è da buttare,e spero che con questa rubrica lo possa dimostrare.

*ABOUT*

ITALIANO

Per questa settimana ho scelto “You & I” , il nuovo singolo di Anouk , probabilmente la più famosa e talentuosa cantante olandese del panorama attuale ,e degli ultimi 15 anni.

Il singolo non è , stranamente , incluso nel suo ultimo disco , il live album “Symphonica in Rosso” , 22 brani riarrangiati con un’orchestra di primissimo livello , subito andato al #1 in Olanda.

Pensate che con questo album Anouk ha all’attivo ben 10 dischi al #1 !! E l’ultimo album d’inediti “Sad Singalong Songs” , anch’esso #1, ha venduto oltre 50,000 copie in Olanda ( grande risultato per il paese ) e contiene “Birds” , brano presentato lo scorso anno all’Eurovision Song Contest.

Tornando a “You & I” , il mio amore per questa cantante si riconferma ad ogni uscita discografica. Scritta dalla stessa Anouk con Afrojack , dopo un ultimo album molto lento , introspettivo , duro e crudo , “You & I” è molto più pop e fresca  ma non scontata , dopo tutto nulla di quello che fa lei lo è.

Foto: It was a great day in the studio. Very happy to be doing some work on my new album..

In attesa del quinto (proprio cosi!) figlio , Anouk è piena di gioia ed amore (stranamente , essendo artista molto cruda e profonda nei testi) ed è un piacere per un fan come me sentirla anche in queste vesti , felice e in grado d’insegnare a chi scrive canzoni d’amore di merda come si fa a scriverne una semplice e degna di potersi chiamare canzoni, con un sound e una voce unici e che rimarranno nel tempo.

INGLESE

This week i’ve chosen “You & I” , a new single from (in my opinion) the best Dutch singer since the final years of the 90s. 

Foto: Studiotime

The new single , strangely, isn’t included in her last album , the live album “Symphonica in Rosso” , 22 of her songs rearranged for the great orchestra , immediately gone straight to number 1 in Holland.

Sad_Singalong_Songs

Anouk , with this album , scored her 10th number one album in her hometown country. Her last studio album “Sad Singalong Songs” , #1,  sold 50,000 copies in her native country ( big result for Dutch charts )  and includes “Birds” , tune presented last year at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Getting back to “You & I” , my love for this genuine and truth but troubled and passionate artist , is growing bigger and bigger each time she releases something new. Written with Afrojack , after a very dramatic , sad and introspective album , “You & I” really feels like a rebirth . Pure pop , fresh , but not stupid and sugary meaningless.

 Expecting her fifth (!!) child, Anouk is full of love and is a pleasure for me to see even her softer side, shown very rarely in her lyrics ,which are very strong and deep many times, full of regrets , anger , past stories and so on. And i hope she can contribute to teach people how to write and sing a beautiful pop love song, simple but beautiful, cause we really need it in a world of songs and voices that you can’t make a difference and remember the one to the other.

 

Foto: ClipShoot with Dwight Cheuk-A-Lam #newsong 😃

 

*TESTO / LYRICS*

I love you baby
Who will I have to be
For you to be the one
So we can start a fire
Until the day comes
I’ll be waiting here
if it takes forever
I will look to see
What lies ahead of me

Oh baby when I hear your voice
You’re leaving me breathless
You’re giving me no other choice.
Baby I just let you know,
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I

Anywhere you wonder
Anywhere you go
I promise I’ll stay
Boy I love you so
There will be a time
When all the waiting’s done
And doubts will disappear
It will be one by one

Oh baby when I hear your voice
It’s leaving me breathless
You’re giving me no other choice.
Baby I just let you know,
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I

I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
You and I

Do you feel me, baby
Do you feel me, baby

I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I
I’m keepin’ my heart for later
I’m keepin’ my soul alive
And I will wait a lifetime
Until it’s you and I

Until it’s you and I
Until it’s you and I

*OFFICIAL VIDEO*

 

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