“I’m not afraid to let myself go and sway to the rhymes”, Pippo Pollina sings in his new song “lo non ho paura”. There are likely very few amongst the Mediterranean songwriters, for whom every verse becomes a dance. A dance, that releases a flood of touching images, imaginative yearning and fulfillment, sorrow and fortune. With his new work “Il sole che verrà”, the sicilian has managed a wonderful new, dazzling cycle of songs. His theme is hope in times of spiraling violence – a hope that must come from art.
Pippo Pollina shows once again, all his fine poetic impulses, when he arises from a sensitive piano ballad to a tangible rock gesture, in a tribute song to the unbridled lust for life, for which a lifetime is not enough. Hope is for Pippo Pollina a fertile ground for a genuine and poignant art of song writing, which is only still rarely to be found amidst our latitudes.