Tiziano Ferro brings back the 60s

Tiziano Ferro’s current album, Il Mestiere della Vita, continued to show the singer-songwriter’s versatility and why Ferro has become the top selling Italian artist in the world.  He’s able to rule the Italian summer radio airwaves with happy pop  like “Lento/Veloce,” throw in some rap on “My Steelo,” and get serious with a love song like “Il Conforto.”  Of particular note to this poster is “Quasi Quasi,” a track that could be mistaken for a Mina cover; Ferro seems to be able to transport his voice to any era.

A touch of the 60s sound seems to always be part of the Ferro’s album mix.  In his previous album, Ferro channels Don Backy in “Paura No Ho:”

Tiziano Ferro - Paura non ho

Ferro’s love of the era also was shown on a track he wrote with Roberto Casalino for Giusy Ferreri, who made her radio debut with this single, “Non ti scordar mai di me.”   Her performance here reminded many of Amy Winehouse, herself a great admirer of 60s bands.

Giusy Ferreri - Non Ti Scordar Mai Di Me