"I can't stop thinking about it", the new single by Giovanni Ghioldi is coming and will be available on Youtube from January 18th. After a long silence, which lasted almost seven years, Giovanni is back with his new single as a multi-instrumentalist.
Giovanni made his debut in 2013 with the album "Choices", a work with a purely acoustic and intimate musical vibe, while in the new release he shows a radical change of direction and artistic maturity.
Blues, funk and jazz are the main influences in the single, but the singer/songwriter from Como still manages to make the song catchy and easy to sing along, two attributes from pop music he loves so much. Thanks to the many collaborations he has had over the years with some of the most talented musicians and artists on the Italian and international scene, Giovanni has developed and internalised different nuances and concepts in music.
But it was during the first covid-19 lockdown last year that he was able to experiment as a multi-instrumentalist like never before.
It was in that period that the artist immersed himself completely in studying the way of "playing" of some of his favourite musicians, including American pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, whose influence is clear in Giovanni's new release.
Nonetheless, this new single is just a small sample produced entirely by Giovanni.
The singer/songwriter loves sharing and exchanging creative ideas, which is why it is not his intention to make a record without the collaboration of other musicians. In fact, the album "Condivision" will soon be released, including the single "Brand new face" which will be available shortly after "I can't stop thinking about it".
Thanks to the help of his fellow musicians and collaborators Giovanni was able to give life to his unpublished writings in "Condivision", which will delight us with a captivating crossover of musical genres.
The first evident feature of this single is the presence of countless vocal parts, masterfully harmonised with each other.
Guitar, bass, keyboard and percussion smoothly engage with each other while mixing with small solo phrases which enrich the whole composition.
The solos section definitely touches on the fusion and electric jazz influences. It is in the solos where the artist expresses himself without rules, transcending the limits imposed by musical genres and incapsulating the pure sense of music: freedom of expression and language.
The piano solo fully reflects Giovanni's various influences, the style and musical flavour of his great idols of the 88 keys can be perceived: Brad Mehldau, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea all inspired Giovanni. The instrumental special also includes the virtuoso aspect of the musician's main instrument: the guitar.
The nuances and the world interpreted by Giovanni recall one of the greatest innovators of the 6 strings: jazz and progressive rock guitarist and composer Allan Holdsworth.
The vocal melody has echoes of rock and blues influenced by embellishments that recall gospel music, while the lyrics tell of an obsession that you cannot get out of your head. It is no coincidence that the name of the song is repeated many times as if it were a mantra.