Måneskin won Sanremo 2021 and accepted Italy’s ticket to Eurovision 2021. Now the Italian rock band has released their second album, Teatro d’ira – Vol. I. They have also seen their winning Sanremo single “Zitti e buoni” enter the Billboard Global Chart.
The album has just eight tracks — but as the name suggests, this is only volume one of a larger work. Teatro d’ira opens with the group’s in-your-face Sanremo winning track “Zitti e buoni”. It’s the full version, not the Eurovision edit.
There are two English tracks on the album amid the Italian. “I Wanna Be Your Slave” is an exploration of the many facets of sex and sexuality. Lead singer Damiano sings “I wanna be your slave / I wanna be your master / I wanna make your heart beat / Run like rollercoasters” — and the ride just gets wilder.
The other English track, “For You Love” is a declaration of unbridled sexual desire. We’re going to quote the nice lyric “I wanna hold you in my arms tonight” because that’s about as tame as it gets.
Another album highlight is the rock ballad “Coraline”. It tells the story of Coraline who is “taking the pain of others / and then taking it inside her”. The band deliver the emotion of the song, with the melody having a Mediterranean echo.
The album closes with “Vent’anni” (“Twenty years”). In this thoughtful track, the group explore their own youth and face their fears as they contemplate their future. Damiano sings, “And I’m already asking forgiveness for the mistakes I’ve made / But the road is harder when you’re aiming for the sky”
All up, it’s a solid effort from Måneskin, showing off the depths and breadth of their talents as they get ready to take their rock to Eurovision and the world.