After winning the Eurovision 2011 jury vote in a landslide and reaching a very surprising second place, Raphael Gualazzi has kept the momentum going and the music flowing.

The 34-year-old Italian singer and pianist will release his new album “Love Life Peace” on September 23. He’s already teased the release by dropping the first single “L’estate di John Wayne”, a fresh and radio-friendly pop song that refers to electro while serving vintage Italian disco realness.

The single comes with a highly stylised video, directed by Jacopo Rondinelli. He shot with Lomo anamorphic lenses from the 70’s in order to make the vintage look even more authentic.

RAPHAEL GUALAZZI “L’ESTATE DI JOHN WAYNE” OFFICIAL VIDEO

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Old-fashioned yet oozing modern cheek, the clip takes inspiration from the Oscar-winner Italian film director and screenwriter Federico Fellini and his famous movie “Amarcord”.

The lyrics mention Fellini alongside other celebrities such as Andy Warhol, John Travolta and obviously John Wayne.

“L’estate di John Wayne” is already among the most played songs on radio stations throughout Italy, a good starting point for Raphael’s new tour that will stop in seventeen Italian cities in November and December 2016.

It’s the latest achievement for the Eurovision star who brought Italy back to the contest in 2011 after a prolonged absence. He won the Newcomers category at the Sanremo Music Festival in 2011 with “Madness of love” — and came back to the event twice, placing fifth with “Sai (ci basta un sogno)” in 2013 and second with “Liberi o no”, a collaboration with the The Bloody Beetroots, in 2014.

RAPHAEL GUALAZZI – L’ESTATE DI JOHN WAYNE LYRICS

Torneranno i cinema all’aperto e i riti dell’estate
le gonne molto corte
tornerà Fellini e dopo un giorno
farà un film soltanto per noi

Torneranno i figli delle stelle
non scoppieranno guerre
le facce un po’ annoiate su riviste patinate
ed anche John Travolta per ballare con te

Quello che resta del sole, te lo porto a casa
Stasera ho voglia di cantare, gridare e di abbaiare come un cane

Quello che resta da dire, lo diremo domattina
Stasera ho voglia di cantare, di gridare, di ballare in riva al mare

Torneranno i cinema all’aperto e i dischi dell’estate
le celebri banane di Andy Warhol tornerà
Lupin e farà un colpo eccezionale per noi

Torneranno i figli delle stelle sui tuoi sedili in pelle
le penne stilo in mano e le vacanze in treno
forse anche Pertini per un poker con John Wayne

Quello che resta del sole, te lo porto a casa
Stasera ho voglia di cantare, di gridare e poi ricominciare

Quello che resta da dire, lo diremo domattina
Stasera ho voglia di cantare, di gridare, di ballare in riva al mare

Quello che resta del sole, te lo porto a casa
Stasera ho voglia di cantare, di gridare di abbaiare come un cane

Quello che resta da dire, lo diremo domattina
Stasera ho voglia di cantare, di gridare, di ballare in riva al mare

Stasera ho voglia di cantare, di gridare e poi ricominciare

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@(J)ESC Fanatic: It’s been shut the whole time, I’m just typing. You’re welcome.

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@WTF

Can you please do me a favor? Shut your mouth.

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doesn’t sound as jazzy as expected. Yet, a very nice happy typical Italian pop song

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@(J)ESC Fanatic: Why? Would it have been too tough to swallow for eurofan sheep like you?

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@Loo

Thank God it didn’t happen!

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The true winner of Eurovision 2011. It would have happened if Azerbaijan didn’t cheat 😛