Although his latest album ‘Caustic Love‘ was already released in April 2013, only now he releases the crown jewel of his album, the intense and epic Iron Sky.
Paolo Nutini was known for easy, charming songs and a cracked vintage soul voice on his first two albums These Streets (2006) and Sunny Side up (2009). And although I love both albums (make sure to watch this acoustic version of ‘Loving you‘ to get an awesome example of his raspy voice), somehow Paolo Nutini matured in the meanwhile and delivers his best album so far, with songs that explore new views on soul, groove and rock.
As if he waited for a disastrous event to occur, his timing for the release of Iron Sky is spot on, right after the terrible even of terrorist attacks on the Charlie Hebdo staff in Paris. The song tells in a beautiful way about freedom and united strength against those who defy it. And with a thrilling interlude of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator this song hits you like a wall.
[Charlie Chaplin’s speech from The Great Dictator]
“To those who can hear me, I say – do not despair. The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed – the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish… Don’t give yourselves to these unnatural men – machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle!… You are men! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful, to make this life a wonderful adventure…. let us use that power – let us all unite.”
So his name may sound like something you put on your sandwich, we are going to hear much, much more from him.