Almost one year after he shot to Eurovision stardom with “It’s My Life”, Cezar is releasing his first pop-opera album “The Voice of Love”.
Love him or love-to-hate him, Cezar “The Voice” Ouatu put his indelible mark on last year’s Eurovision Song Contest, when he belted out his song “It’s My Life”, bringing Romania to the Grand Final, where he eventually finished in 13th place.
This year, the countertenor made good on his promise and dropped his debut pop-opera album. Its title, “The Voice of Love”, is an obvious reference to Cezar’s nickname “The Voice” and hints at the theme of the record, which indeed comprises mostly love songs. (Surprisingly, “It’s My Life” is not included.)
“The Voice of Love” is a collection of different rhythms, ranging from the romantic covers of memorable tracks from films like “Cinema Paradiso”, “The Godfather”, “Romeo and Juliet”, an operatic aria in a pop interpretation of “Who Wants to Live Forever”, to last year’s follow up single “Painful Love”. The record is an imaginary sound travel in time and an impressive love declaration from soul to soul, dedicated to all who love and are loved.
For now, the album is on sale in Romania only, but the singer promises that it will be available on iTunes before long. (Update 17.04: It is now available on iTunes as well!) Meanwhile, you can listen to some of the songs on Cezar’s SoundCloud profile. Our favourite is “Amore”, which is included as a bonus track:
Bogdan Honciuc is a Romania-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com. You can follow him on Twitter @stingovision. You can also keep up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip by following the team on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.