He’s the biggest Italian breakout artist of the year. With his Eurovision 2019 entry “Soldi” reaching more than forty million streams on Spotify, Mahmood is off to a massively successful start in his musical career. And now, he’s continuing to build momentum following his participation on the new star-studded song “Calipso”.
This track is the latest hit from Italian rapper Charlie Charles, whose song “Peace & Love” topped the Italian charts back in 2018. For this latest song, he’s uniting forces with Dardust, Sfera Ebbasta, Fabri Fibra and of course Mahmood.
Charlie Charles with Dardust (feat. Sfera Ebbasta, Fabri Fibra and Mahmood) – “Calipso”
The outcome is an electronic pop song that sounds just as contemporary and fresh as Mahmood’s own debut album. Indeed, Italian fans already seem to love the new song. It debuted at number one on the Italian Spotify charts upon its release last Friday, and has remained at the top for the last five days.
Lyrically, the song has an inspirational message to find your inner personality and not to wait for miracles. Instead, the main force lies within your own soul.
As Sfera Ebbasta sings: “people wait for miracles with open, arms, yeah, like tentacles”. But he goes on: “nobody will search for your heart”.
The song is accompanied by a strong melody that continues throughout the entire song. Yet, there’s a variation within the instrumentation for the chorus. Additional elements, including percussion instruments, keep changing the song’s climate, and ensure that the listener doesn’t get bored part way though. Instead, we want to put it on replay, replay, replay, yeah!
The overall product is a song that sounds as fresh as a 2019 summer hit would be. Indeed, with Eurovision right around the corner, maybe this would be a good opportunity to promote the song to other countries and get a crossover summer smash. “Calipso” featuring Sean Paul anyone?!
What do you think of “Calipso”? And how does it compare to Mahmood’s Eurovision entry? Tell us your thoughts below!