09.47, November 22 2018
Eros Ramazotti was the first man to win the "Man of the Year" award in Vienna's "Woman of the Year" gala for her commitment to children and the prevention of breast cancer. Yfory, Friday (November 23), his new album, "Vita Ce Ne", the 16th studio album of a career over 30 years, will appear on April 15 at Wiener Stadthalle.
You were the first man to receive the "Man of the Year" award. Real honors in the period #metoo …
Eros Ramazotti: … that's really special. But I believe that the development is currently very good, it is important that women get up and that we all claim their rights with each other. It has never been understandable to me that women are often paid less. My experience is that women usually do more than men.
In the opening numbers of the new album you're getting unusual in sarcastics. "Otherwise, everything is fine," he said, except that "the good is too often losing against evil". What developments do you worry about – what are you talking about?
Yes, there is an ironic song. We always say, everything is good – that's not really at all. The conditions worsen in many areas of life. The biggest problem is the climate – we have to start to terminate the destruction that we have to do. If the climate is bad then the environment is bad, the animals, the people. These are very serious things – but I am packed ironically, although there is a good, fast number from there.
The big theme on the new album is still a love. How do you think about this after more than 30 years?
Love is the basic theme for me. True, she'll be hard not to repeat myself. But the good thing about love is that it exists in so many different contexts – that is not limited to a woman's love. My main concern is to communicate positively and to find my own words.
Are the words or the music originating from the first with their songs?
Always the music first. The harmonies, the melodies are the medium in which my creativity works, I am first a composer. Above all, the harmonies then put everything else, they set the whole mood, they will be adapted to the text.
They have always worked extensively with other artists – even on the new album. What do you learn?
Above all, I can experience tremendous professionalism. This time he was in collaboration with Luis Fonsi ("Despacito", note), Helene Fischer and Alessia Cara – and with the three, you can see in direct contact with how hard they work, how much they deserve their success. Of course, sometimes a long-term relationship arises – though not a deep friendship. Therefore, we do not usually have time at all.
They are a stable star of the radio program – their best known songs also hear many people who do not come to the concert. How important is the living experience to know properly Eros Ramazotti?
There are speeds. I've been on stage since I was 20 years old and it's still a big passion. An artist who is just an artist in the studio will not last long. Elton John continues to give concerts after 50 years – that's what makes you a musician. Also, the songs that are usually played on the radio are very different from the living experience. There is more speed, it's celebrated!