The Berlin-based Italian musician Fil Bo Riva released his majestic bilingual ballad 'L'impossibile' alongside a stylish music video, you can watch below.
Bilingual songs bring the world of music closer together, whether that is Empress Of's 'When I'm With Him', Kero Kero Bonito's 'Picture This', Nat King Cole's 'L-O-V-E', or throwing it back to The Beatles with 'Michelle'. Languages are of particular importance to Fil Bo Riva, who was born in Rome, educated in Dublin and now lives in Berlin. 'L'impossibile' is an elegant showcase of his first language Italian and second language English, framed with his cheeky side-glance presence, fantastic voice, dramatic crescendos and James Blake-style verses.
As Fil Bo Riva shares: “‘L’impossibile’ is the first song ever I wrote in italian, it’s one of my personal favourites on the album and the one I’m most proud of. The melody and lyrics were actually written while on holiday in italy, I had no instruments with me so the chord progressions were just made up in my mind and I really had to focus on the words and story.”