Around two years after his acclaimed studio record “Per Fortuna Dormo Poco”, Tommaso di Giulio presents “L’Ora Solare”. Once again, the Rome-based singer demonstrates his outstanding song-writing. This skill and the album’s excellent production are the essential connection making di Giulio’s new record an absolute highlight of this spring. Having focused on melodic pop on his 2013 album, “L’Ora Solare” – now out by Leave Music – features a wider range of genres.
Hard rock elements, funny elements (as he sings about Black Sabbath, Lara Croft and Haddaway’s “What is Love”) and ‘Mozartesque’ parts might surprise some listeners. However, the partnership of gentle guitars and the piano remains the most convincing element of the young artist’s music. Especially his mid-tempo songs and ballads (“Spesso e volentieri”) are outstanding.
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