Superstar? Check. Italian goddess? Check. LGBT supporter? Check. Festival di Sanremo winner? Check. Italian pop star Emma Marrone has a lot under her belt, and she’s adding to her impressive resume with new single “L’Isola” (The Island).

It feels like it’s been forever since Emma’s last recording “Quando Le Canzoni Finiranno” was released a year ago. The Italian goddess hasn’t been idle since then. Right after finishing the AdessoTour she locked herself in a studio to provide another series of hit songs for her fans.

And now we’re getting to hear “L’Isola” (the Island), the first single from her upcoming fifth studio album Essere Qui (To be here). The drama-free single moves in a very different direction from the songs from her fourth album Adesso. There’s a purity and simplicity here that makes you feel like you’re flowing with the music rather than being pushed along by production.

Alle 11:00 tutti su vevo Grazie di vero cuore a tutte le persone che hanno reso possibile tutto ciò! Director /DOP: Lukasz Pruchnik @lukaszpruchnik Creative Director: Paolo stella @paolostella Emma Marrone Executive Producer: Guja Quaranta @guja40 Chief Editor: Manuel Savoia @manue_zoetrope Producer: Alessandro Penazzi Production Coordinator: Giulia Armentano 1st AC: Colton Huynh Grip: Jonathan Clarke Gaffer: Gautam Kadian Hair Stylist: Junya Nakashima Make up Artist : Kimberly Schell – Claudia Terranera Production Assistant: Charlie Yoo Production Assistant: Jason Grey Post Producer: Luigia Sergio and Silvia Marini Editor: Valentina Landenna Color Grading: Orash Rahnema Audio Mix: Eccetera Productions Grazie di vero cuore ad @alessandrodellacqua @diesel @christianpellizzari @iosselliani_r01ios @diegodolcini E ai fantastici @stefano.rosso.brave e @francescachillemi___ IN QUESTO VIDEO NON È STATO MALTRATTATO NESSUN ANIMALE LA PELLICCIA È FINTA !

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In this new era Emma seems more concerned with touching our hearts. She’s as emotional as ever, but she expresses this with a more mature, slightly more restrained tone.

If you go through Emma’s discography, you’ll get the sense of a flower in bloom, blossoming as the years have passed. The Italian pop diva has a colourful life, and is telling many stories through her songs.

Questa foto inedita dice tutto… Racconta che dietro gli effetti speciali ci sono amici speciali,c’è un team che ha lavorato con il sorriso(… e lavora !!! non è mica finita qui !!) per rendere questo video un ‘esperienza rara. Grazie @francisavini da sempre al mio fianco per supportare e sopportare me e le mie scelte folli senza mai farmi cadere. Grazie @paolostella ! Sei un amico prezioso e sei stato fondamentale per la realizzazione di questo video! Grazie per tutto il sudore versato! ( ah no scusa .. tu non sudi ). Grazie super @guja40 per averci fatto sentire a casa in quel di NY. Grazie per il modo impeccabile con il quale hai diretto e gestito questa banda di matti!! Grazie @francescachillemi___ e @stefano.rosso.brave per la vostra infinita gentilezza per i vostri sorrisi e per essere entrati nella mia vita. Vi voglio bene … #LISOLA #esserequi

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In the music video directed by Lukasz Pruchnik we see Emma travelling through the city and enjoying some views. But it’s not just that. When she’s standing in the car, she clearly enjoys each ray of sunlight and gust of wind. Everything makes it look like she’s just a little leaf in the huge world and she’s completely happy with it.

But besides the voyager angle, there’s something really mysterious at the end of the video. Emma puts on a huge sheer dress which is similar to the one she wore at the end of the music video to her Eurovision entry “La Mia Città”. Is this just a dress?  Or is this a symbol of accepting the past and not forgetting or is Emma hinting at something else?

The lyrics tell the story of a peaceful moment between two lovers. It’s all kept as simple as possible and everything perfectly matches the melody, giving it the sense of a little piece of art. Emma even sings “love, have no fear, we’ll find a way to go away from the island” emphasizing the peaceful nature of the song.

The message seems to be clear: slow down, brothers and sisters! But knowing Emma, there’s much more we should be looking out for. But this is a job that everyone needs to do on their own. With such a beautiful opening we cannot wait for the whole album.


Un respiro complice,
Prendi fiato e scegli me
In fila indiana, scegli me

Un destino, un vortice
Incontro luce, è più semplice
Prendi fiato e scegli me

E tutti guardavano
La nave partire
All’orizzonte scomparire
E tutti restavano senza parole

Dicono che tornerà a prenderci
qualcuno tornerà
Dicono chi sa

E tutti guardavano
Il sole sparire
All’orizzonte dentro il mare
E tu mi guardavi
Ed io ti dicevo:
“Amore non aver paura
Troveremo un modo per andare…
…Via di qua
…Via di qua, dall’isola”

Via di qua
via di qua, dall’isola (dall’isola)
Via di qua
Via di qua, dall’isola (dall’isola)

E tutti guardavano
La nave partire
All”orizzonte scomparire

The Island

An accomplice breath
You take your breath and you choose me
In single file, you choose me

One destiny, one vortex
Backlight it’s more simple
You take your breath and you choose me

And everyone was looking at
The ship sailing away
Disappearing at the horizon
And everyone remained speechless

They say they’ll come back to take us
Someone will come back
They say, who knows

And everyone was looking at
The sun disappearing
At the horizon behind the waterline
And you were looking at me
And I told you
“Love, fear not
We’ll find a way to go away…
…Away from here
…Away from here, from the island”

Away from here
Away from here, from the island
Away from here,
Away from here, from the island

And everyone was looking at
The ship sailing away
Disappearing at the horizon