Tiziano Ferro’s latest single, La Differenza tra Te e Me, (The Difference Between Me and You) is characteristically beautiful and thought provoking.
Tiziano Ferro is one of the most talented Italian singer songwriters of the moment. His melancholic melodies and beautifully written lyrics have made a generation of Italian pop fans fall in love. A good friend of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, Ferro is a very stylish, he of course wears Dolce&Gabbana, contemporary poet.
Do opposites attract? In his latest single from the album L’Amore è una Cosa Semplice (Love is a Simple Thing)- The Difference Between Me and You, Ferro addresses this age-old question. But do opposites really attract? And especially, once the attraction has happened, and been consumed, so to speak, can the relationship work?
In his song, Ferro imagines two different ways of living a relationship- on the one side, being happy with what one has, and on the other, wishing one had more. In terms of expectations, Tiziano Ferro projects the thoughts of a character who is basically afraid, and that in a way, uses the differences between himself and his other half, as a barrier.
Even if the differences are obvious, even if they’re palpable, can a relationship function? And especially, are these differences enough to instil doubt in a future together? As Ferro suggests, the truth is, that if you’re happy with someone, if his or her presence makes you smile, then maybe that’s just about enough.
In a musically accomplished score, and poetic lyrics, Ferro approaches a complicated subject. Although he beautifully tantalises our aural sense he still leaves us wondering- do opposites attract?
Written by: Valentina Zannoni
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