A beautiful evening was witnessed by the six hundred people who came to the Magazzini Generali Milan for the first of three Italian dates of EMILIANA TORRINI. With the Lay Low and their singer-songwriter folk to open the dance, a style closely reminiscent of the Icelandic singer's early days, the atmosphere immediately becomes magical and after half an hour of performance, the young band closes their set to applause.
EMILIANA TORRINIas announced accompanied by three musicians on stage (guitar, bass and drums) initially shows her more introspective and charming side, starting with 'Fireheads', the track that opens her latest album 'Me and Armini'. 'Heartstopper' from 'Fischerman's Woman' picks up the pace, without ever straying into the superfluous. The key to reading Emiliana's show is precisely this: the all-Icelandic balance that her voice and the musicians' instruments achieve with each other, the beauty of essentiality that allows the audience to enjoy an intimacy as palpable as it is enveloping.
From more ethereal tracks such as 'Sea People' to more rhythmic ones like 'Me and Armini', the class never fails and Emiliana takes us for an hour and forty minutes inside her World, made - like her stage - of small lights, 1930s lamps and a lot of warmth... to protect from the Icelandic cold.
EMILIANA TORRINI will be tonight, FRIDAY 13 FEBRUARY, at the Corallo di Scandiano (RE), while she will stop in Rome, SATURDAY 14: tickets still available for both dates.
Here is the setlist for the Milan concert:
Today has been ok
Me and Armini
Heard it all before
Nothing brings me down
Photos by Stefano Masselli www.emilianatorrini.com