Who is this Paolo Nutini?
Let me give you guys an overview. He’s an Italian-Scottish singer/songwriter, with two award winning albums under his belt, “These Streets”  and “Sunny Side Up” . His story is quite fascinating. At only 17, he went to a David Sneddon concert in his hometown in Paisely, Scotland. Due to some delays with Sneddon’s arrival, he became the winner of a spontaneous quiz on Sneddon, and was welcomed on the stage to perform some songs. The incredible response from the crowd triggered a music manager in the audience to discover him, prompting him to move to London and start his music career.
He quickly rose to fame, especially in Europe, due to the success of his two albums. However, after his second album, he ended up taking a four-year break. He spent that time with his family, focusing on himself, and sorting out his feelings and emotions explaining how he just needed to get away from it all and live his life in order to find the inspiration he was clearly missing.
“I knew I had to go give myself some time to experience things I could write about, put things into perspective on how I was feeling…For me, music has always been that. I know with my ex, there were a lot of things, feelings I didn’t know how to explain or show how I felt in certain ways. So, instead, I would use music as a route in order to let certain people know how I felt.”
This led to his third album, “Caustic Love,” which was released on Monday. This incredible comeback is said to “undoubtedly [be] the most anticipated record of the year,” as mentioned by DailyMail, with it’s stunning world-weary vocals and its soul-sultry sound. You could say this might actually be his coming-of-age album due to its level of maturity and brutal honesty with themes of love, freedom, and power.
This live performance of his single, “Iron Sky,” off his new record is currently my new obsession so I hope you guys enjoy and appreciate Nutini for his lyrical ingeniousness as I do.
“And we’ll rise, Over love, Over hate, Through this iron sky that’s fast becoming our mind. Over fear and into freedom…You’ve just got to hold on…”