At Eurovision 2015, Il Volo won the televote with their popera song “Grande amore”. Now the Italian trio has gone in a bold new direction that has shocked some fans. The group has released new single “Noche Sin Día” — and it’s reggaetón, not popera.

The single is a collaboration with the Cuban reggaetón group Gente de Zona, who are best known for their appearance on Enrique Iglesias’s 2014 single “Bailando”.

Now it’s Il Volo’s turn to ride the reggaetón wave, following the international success of tracks such as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” and J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi gente”.

#Latinoamerica ya pueden descargar en iTunes nuestro nuevo sencillo #NocheSinDia junto a Gente de Zona

Posted by Il Volo on Thursday, May 24, 2018

“Noche Sin Día” — which translates to “Night without day” — is not Il Volo’s first release in Spanish. The Italian trio have regularly released Spanish versions of their albums, which have charted in the United States and Latin America. But “Noche Sin Día” is the first time the trio have sung in Spanish and in a reggaetón style.

The group announced the single on social media, noting that it was a “special project for Latin America”. This suggests that Il Volo aren’t quite ready to ditch their popera style yet.

A music video for the song was released today. It features Il Volo and Gente de Zona in a lavish night-time carnival setting. Around them, party people — including women dressed as angels — dance to the reggaetón grooves.

Note: the video is unable to view in Italy, Malta, San Marino and Vatican City.

The trio’s new sound has divided fans. Some are in support of it, while others are less impressed.

In YouTube comments, commenter Twins Padilla wrote, “After singing with Plácido [Domingo] they sing with these guys. What is this?” While another commenter, Ana Karina Mtz, wrote, “Nooo IL VOLO!! It hurts me to see my Gianluca singing reggaeton. I love them so much, I love their music but, my God, why?”

Commenter Alejo was more blunt, writing, “I will remove the poison from my ears by listening to Grande Amore, goodbye.”

But others were supportive of Il Volo’s new direction. Commenter evehhr2 asked, “Why are you so dramatic??? They have released a danceable single for the summer.” While commenter angymagic reminded fans, “They are young, they are not even 25 years old, they want to try new things.”

What do you think? Are you enjoying Il Volo’s new reggaetón style? Or should they stick to popera? Tell us what you think below!

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27 Comments on "Italy: Il Volo go in suprising new direction with reggaetón single “Noche Sin Día”"

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fugu
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I could see them doing well with boleros – and not freaking out the fans so much by doing them. Something in the old Luis Miguel vein.

Catalina
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People here thinking they will “forget” about opera? Seriously? They said it is a special project for Latinamerica since their fanbase here is HUGE. I’m not a fan of reggaetón but this is a bop. They have very good accent and the song is totally enjoyable. They are talented which enables them to experiment. The reason why the video is not available in Italy is because that another branch of the recording company, as we still can’t see the new video of Ermal Meta that was released this week. Also I wouldn’t compare every single latin song with Despacito so… Read more »
beccaboo1212
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How cam people in the group’s own country (Italy) can’t view this video? 🙁 Same thing with Malta, San Marino, and Vatican City? 🙁

rvision
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Okay.. I guess I am the only one who thinks this is amazing 😀

MusicIstheKey
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I like this song a lot more than “Grande amore”. I like reggae a lot more than opera. This has a nice, fresh, summery feelgood vibe

Ann
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Fun! Danceable. An experiment. And why not? They can sing anything with their versatile voices. I still love their lyric songs — and I dare say they do too — and certainly we will hear more of those, but this is a great way for them to honor Latin music which they also love. I say go for it, ragazzi!

Eurana
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I think that they are crazy

Ana
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That was totally unexpectable but also surely refreshing for the guys. As their fan, I can say that those tunes really fit them and they did a good job, I just hope they won’t forget about their “roots” 😉

Kirby
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For crying out loud, hell no! Reggaetón has been a pest that has harmed music culture in Latin America since the mid 00’s. We thought it was going to be just a fad, but it “llegó para quedarse” -for ever! I’m begging for it to never ever ever land on Eurovision planet and infect it. Toco madera!!!

James
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Much like rock, the genre of reggaeton is here to stay.

Hada
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The mid-2000s? Try the 90’s (at least here in Colombia)

Talentina Monetta
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“The uploader has not made this video available in your country”…

I don’t think I’m missing much anyways

Kirby
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Hey, your avatar’s name is simply awesome!

Talentina Monetta
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thanks!

Dragkvinna
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Deplorable

T.J.
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Love it! Absolutely fantastic!

Sabrina
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It’s good when artists allow themselves to play with different genres and unexpected partnerships, but it feels like a waste to have their beautiful voices hidden under an overproduced reggaeton song like so many others. If I hear this one without knowing that’s from Il Volo, I would never guess they were involved.

fugu
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Overproduction is the ‘in’ thing and ruins so many good songs and hides away so many good voices.

Truth Teller
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I only listened to five seconds of this but one of the dudes is still as cute as ever. They totally are the real winners of 2015.

Yole
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It is not possible to watch the video in Italy. it is encrypted

Kungz
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Feels absolutely wrong but each to their own.

Boycott Jerusalem 2019
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Boycott Jerusalem 2019

Their new “sound” is not bad but it’s not amazing neither. Is there a thing as reggaepera? Maybe they will evolve into that next.

Darren
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Their new sound is odd
But they’re still 3 absolute rides <3

CityLights
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You should post about Blanche’s new single Wrong Turn <3

MaxWaynwood
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I know they are artists and they are more than entitled to experiment with new genres.
But that being said, I am not a fan of the new direction they have taken, it might me more commercially successful but I am not feeling it.