“One word sums up our participation in the Sanremo Festival: this word is ‘surprise’ because Mike and I met only because we wanted to make music together, we did some rehearsals when Sanremo wasn’t even an idea yet; then I he sent this piece and I said ‘stop everything!’ because the song really had something special: we sent it and, surprisingly, here we are “. “And to think that we were told not to even try … but as it was written on a message that a person once wrote to me when I was still a child, ‘miracles happen’: that sentence got stuck in my head!”. So Highsnob & Hu – in this order that does not want to be hierarchical, nor personal, nor alphabetical, chosen simply because it was Michele Matera (Highsnob) who proposed his song by asking Federica Ferracuti (Hu) to sing it together in Sanremo – tell their participation in the Festival, “as an outsider”, waiting to go up on the stage of the Ariston, “to have fun and without anxiety”, they assure. For Highsnob, “the soul is really the key to this piece, even before the lyrics or the music. We found ourselves totally immersed in this piece, in its meaning, fully involved”. For Hu, “it’s magic”. As for the title, ‘Take care of you’, the text of which speaks of the end of a love, you can read against the light a reference perhaps indirect or overturned, to the ‘and I will take care of you’ contained in the ‘Cura’ by Franco Battiato ? “In reality, I have a series of blackboards scattered around the house … I wrote this sentence years ago and it remained there, to mature. Until then it became music – replies Highsnob to AdnKronos – The reference in this sense with Battiato there isn’t, I could never have reached so high as to be inspired by the Maestro or to quote him, I would never have allowed myself. But surely Battiato is an artist who influenced me, perhaps unconsciously. ” However, our song has to do with a universal message and Battiato’s ‘Cura’ speaks of love in an intense way, there is no purer Italian love song than that … We didn’t think about him directly, but of course yes implies a wish and a message of universal good “. Moving from songwriting to rap, Highsnob puts his hands on:” I don’t feel like I can totally represent the rap band, I don’t feel the burden of carrying a rap flag to the Festival, to ask me what other rappers will think oc how those who do not listen to rap or do not know autotune will react. In this sense, I am very serene. “And Hu, in return:” The path taken in the new proposals, coming from a totally independent world and from a small world like the Marche one, was like getting on a bus to get to many more people. Highsnob and I are outsiders and participation in Sanremo will increase our planning, both on records and on tours “. As a cover, they anticipate,” we thought about the first thing we sang together, but in our artistic life we will not be ‘slaves to the couple’ – assure Highsnob & Hu – We don’t want to look like anyone but reach people’s hearts. It will be a nice trip. “So: have a nice trip! (By Enzo Bonaiuto)
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