Welcome to Passport Playlist, a series where we’re taking you on a trip around the world to discover some incredible acts in different countries that you may not have heard of before! We’re highlighting artists who may not have had international or mainstream success, to bless your ears with undiscovered music from all across the globe.
Today, we’re heading to Italy to check out some hidden gems and better-known artists you need on your radar. Order some pizza or make some pasta to get the full experience, then grab your earbuds and check out these acts!
This dreamy duo consisting of Giulia and Francesco will take you to another world with their music, and their latest single ‘Odissea / Astronave,’ which translates to ‘Odyssey / Spaceship,’ is the perfect example. It’s the first song they’ve written entirely in Italian and it’s absolutely mesmerizing! It shows off their talents and bond so well and signals a promising future, hopefully with the global recognition they deserve.
We’re always inspired by natural elements, in this case specifically we focused on space and the moon and everything that’s influenced by them. We connected these elements and how they move and evolve with our experience. It’s a very personal track and one we’re particularly proud of.
Songs we recommend: ‘Odissea / Astronave,’ ‘Ultraviolet,’ ‘Ocean’
Avril Lavigne fans, this one’s for you! GionnyScandal is bringing the pop-punk vibes with a fresh Italian twist and we can’t get enough. There’s so much energy and charisma in every song he releases, whether he’s jamming out on his guitar or giving us a more alt-pop feel like on his newest single, ‘Boom.’ Gionny is a force to be reckoned with and no matter what style of music is your favorite, there’s something in his catalog you’ll love!
Songs we recommend: ‘Salvami,’ ‘Buonanotte,’ ‘Ballo Con Il Diavolo’
Born in Milan and merging Italian, Arabic, and French, Ghali has such a unique vision for his music that never fails to amaze us. His signature take on hip-hop stands apart from other releases thanks to how he honors all his cultures and never hesitates to speak his mind. It’s unlike anything we’ve ever heard before, and it’s just a matter of time before he becomes one of the biggest names in global rap.
Songs we recommend: ‘DRARI,’ ‘Boogieman,’ ‘Habibi’
If you’re looking for a party anthem, ANNA is your girl! This 19-year-old artist (yes, only 19!) knows just how to get people dancing and her songs are destined to boost your mood. There’s an effortless confidence embedded in songs like ‘GASOLINA,’ and if you like the songs we suggested, be sure to check out her fresh Lista 47 album! This is ANNA’s colorful world and we’re all just living in it.
Songs we recommend: ‘GASOLINA,’ ‘3 DI CUORI,’ ‘FAST’
We’re ‘Beggin” you to check out Måneskin if you haven’t already! There’s a reason this incredible group has become so popular over the past few years, and the best is still yet to come. They’re bringing classic rock energy to a new generation with an energetic flair that only Måneskin could deliver. It’s only a matter of time until this four-piece is selling out stadiums worldwide, so get ahead of the curve and add them to your playlist.
Songs we recommend: ‘SUPERMODEL,’ ‘CORALINE,’ ‘Torna a casa’
Wow, what a selection, right? Which Italian artists will you be checking out? What country should we visit next with Passport Playlist? Let us know down in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP! We’re also on Facebook and Instagram. We would love to hear from you!
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