Malta’s Claudia Faniello releases “Perdersi” — the Italian version of “Breathlessly”

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She’s a Maltese singer of Italian origin, known for her big voice and unrivalled poise.

And on Saturday Claudia Faniello brought all those attributes to the table with the release of the music video for “Perdersi” — the Italian-language version of her Eurovision 2017 track “Breathlessly”.

“Hi guys, for those of you who don’t know, I’m also half Italian,” she says at the start of the video. “And this is a surprise for my dad because he doesn’t know that I did it in his language.”

“Perderci”, which literally translates as “Lost” in English, comes from Maurizio Piccoli — the Italian writer behind hits performed by Loredana, Renato Zero, Patty Pravo, Mia Martini, Fiorella Mannoia and Milva.

The new version of the song was released in Italy, Switzerland and Malta on Friday as part of Claudia’s promotional campaign in those markets.

Speaking exclusively to wiwibloggs, Claudia said:

“I chose the Italian language because of my Italian origin. It is a language and culture I feel very close to. Also, my father who I have not seen in a long time, does not know about this, so it is meant to be a very special surprise for him.The lyrics are beautiful, touching, and just like the English version, they encapsulate the powerful emotions we go through in life.”

“I am really looking forward to performing Breathlessly in Kiev. ‘Breathlessly’ is one song that has touched me in a very special way, and I look forward to spreading and sharing those beautiful emotions with all the people out there.”

Are you loving this new version as much as we are? Read the lyrics and sound-off below!

PERDERSI LYRICS

 

Ti cercherò

in ogni strada che farò

in ogni bar

in ogni inverno di città

 

Imparerò da un vecchio addio

a fare il mondo che vorrei

Non voglio no, soffrire, no!

ma quel che sia, che sia per noi

 

Perdersi

senza il tempo di dire sì

senza chiedersi che amore il tuo sarà

Stringersi

dentro il cuore e poi sciogliersi

dentro la tempesta di un amore mio

dentro il sole del mattino che verrà

perdersi

 

Ce la farò

Anche se poi sbaglierò

Imparerò da un vecchio addio

a far l’acrobata anch’io

 

Perdersi

senza il fiato di dire sì

senza chiedersi che amore il tuo sarà

E stringersi

dentro il cuore e poi sciogliersi

dentro la tempesta di un amore mio

dentro il sole del mattino che verrà

perdersi

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