Last night the Eurovision 2021 winners Måneskin launched ‘MAMMAMIA’, their sexiest single yet, to get pulses racing on this New Music Friday. As well as this, fans across Europe and New York were treated to a pre-listening party performed live from Berlin.
Here they go again… Måneskin release MAMMAMIA
No they are not suddenly joining the ABBA Voyage tour. Instead, Måneskin are releasing new single ‘MAMMAMIA’ and using their Italian sex appeal to reflect on all the attention they have received since winning the Rotterdam contest earlier in May. Shortly after that victory, the group spent several hours in the studio writing what would be their first new original release since ‘Zitti E Buoni’. From the song title to the brash, in your face lyrics, Måneskin push back against people’s misconceptions of their art. While poking fun at the usual Italian stereotypes. “They ask me why so hot? ’cause I’m Italiano!”
Meanwhile Damiano delivers the song with his identifying suave charisma. Set to the beat of throbbing drum beats and guitar grit. Many will spot the knowing references to that infamous night in May, where the band were falsely accused of using narcotics. As Damiano sings of people wanting to arrest him. But he is innocent and knows it and is just trying to have a fun time.
Last night the group held a pre-listening party live in Berlin’s famous SO36 Club. One of the founding venues of the city’s punk movement. The launch of the new single also served as an early birthday treat for drummer Ethan, whose birthday is today. During the event the band held a press conference, where they opened up further about the song and all the attention surrounding them.
“We thought we had done something fantastic, but there was a lot of commentary. We didn’t understand that and we wanted to make a nice reference to that with this song.”Damiano David
It’s a funny song, we had a lot of fun making it. We were overflowing with inspiration.”Victoria De Angelis
Måneskin in the Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Back in March, they won Festival di Sanremo with an impressive 53.5% of the vote in the superfinal, beating out stiff competition from two former Italian Eurovision representatives, Francesca Michelin (2016) and Ermal Meta (2018).
After an exciting voting segment in the Rotterdam contest, Italy was announced as the winner with 524 points – their first win since Toto Cutugno in 1990. Scoring 206 points from the juries and a further 318 televoting points. Thus, Måneskin finished 25 points ahead of France’s Barbara Pravi, who finished the runner-up with 499 points.
Following their victory, the band have gone onto acclaimed success worldwide. From reaching top 40 in the Billboard charts, to being playlisted by BBC Radio 1. As well as collaborating with Iggy Pop and plans afoot for their third album later this year. There is no stopping this pioneering band, who have amassed almost a combined total of 200 million YouTube views for ‘Zitti E Buoni’ and over 200 million Spotify streams.
Recently the band announced their 2022 European tour. Such was the demand, the aptly named 16 date, LOUD KIDS ON TOUR ’22 sold out completely within two hours!
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