On Thursday they revealed that their new single “MAMMAMIA” will drop on October 8, leaving fans to wonder whether it’d be a cover of the ABBA hit, an Italian-language banger, or something else entirely.
And on Friday afternoon Måneskin gave us the answer by releasing the first snippet of the song on TikTok.
Fans of the Italian rockers will recognise the terrain. The song is loud and in-your-face, and sets Damiano’s raspy vocals against hard-edged drumming and guitar.
@therealmaneskinOh MAMMAMIA a little sneak peak for you 💝♬ MAMMAMIA – Måneskin
Måneskin tease MAMMAMIA lyrics and sound on TikTok
Brash and brimming with bravado, Måneskin’s “MAMMAMIA” lyrics punch hard. They portray someone who knows they’re hot stuff — so much so they need to issue a warning.
“You wanna touch my body, I say you’re not allowed,” Damiano sings. “You wanna handle me, but I’m a bit too much. I’ll burn all the place down ’cause I’m too f*cking hot.”
Some of the lyrics seem to hit back at those who wrongly thought Damiano was snorting cocaine in the green room during the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. As he sings: “You want to arrest me, but we’re just having fun. I swear that I’m not drunk and I’m not taking drugs, they ask me why so hot? ’cause I’m Italian…”
🇮🇹 “I don’t use drugs.”
— wiwibloggs (@wiwibloggs) May 22, 2021
Damiano previously hit back at allegations during the Eurovision winner’s press conference. The frontman firmly told media, “I don’t use drugs,” as you can see in the video I filmed above.
The rumour had started on social media, where a clip was published showing Damiano bending over, with his head near the Green Room table.
On closer look, it is clear that Damiano’s hands were held at his sides, clenched in fists — an unlikely pose for someone about to snort drugs. The singer explained that bandmate Thomas had broken a glass and he was leaning down to move it. He also subsequently passed a drugs test.
MAMMAMIA PRE-LISTENING PARTIES
In any case, you can still register to attend a series of pre-listening parties around Europe. They’ll be taking place on October 7 at 21:00 CEST in the following cities:
For your chance at attending, you need to visit this link and pre-save the track on Spotify or pre-add it on Apple Music. Then fill out the form, read the rules and keep everything crossed.
The graphic shared via the Måneskin Instagram Story says that folks in Oslo do NOT have to pre-save or pre-add the track.
What do you think of the MAMMAMIA snippet? Are you loving the lyrics? Let us know in the comments box below!