Interview – MAHMOOD: “Cocktail d’amore” has many of my details inside


LOVE COCKTAIL it’s a song that represents me more than the new ones I’m writing and has more of my details within it.

So Mahmood begins to talk about his new music, during the presentation of the new song made this evening in a Milanese club.

The song, written by MAHMOOD and produced by Dardust, is a melancholic ballad about the end of a relationship, which browses through the couple’s memories, from travel to the simplest moments and gestures, up to retracing expectations and desires now clouded by regrets.

Love cocktail it’s a song that had a long genesis that lasted longer than all the others, it started three years ago and ended three weeks ago.

The new album is a search for new things but at the same time a return to the roots.
It will be a record that has an international scope because it was born around the world; I did sessions in Los Angels, in Paris, I also wrote a lot in Berlin. I wrote much less in Italy than abroad.

There’s no date yet but it will be out soon! Inside there will also be international collaborations, but I won’t spoil anything.


The cover of the song was curated by visual artist and photographer Frederik Heyman, an artist of whom I am a mega fan.
I like his surreal imagery created with the help of 3D technology. This shot is a Pegasus that always wants to contain that oriental side that I also had in Inuyasha, my passion for anime and manga.

This cover wants to represent me in a state of tranquility, relaxation, I am on a bed with my PC. There are many details that aim to recreate the evenings of my trip to Berlin. Many things mix on the floor: from cigarette butts to consumed cocktails, from writings like those found in club bathrooms to laser lights.


No one has contacted me at the moment. In the next few days I will be at Fiorello, we are preparing something beautiful!


It will be released tomorrow at 2pm. I shot it in Naples. A wonderful city. The people are fantastic, they welcome you in an incredible way.


The EUROPEAN TOUR will be held in the months of April and May 2024, 16 dates – produced by Friends & Partners – which will see MAHMOOD perform in the main clubs of 10 European countries – including the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain – and then conclude with an Italian stop at the Fabrique in Milan, scheduled for May 17, 2024.

Thursday 4 April 2024 – Rockhal, Luxembourg (Luxembourg)
Sunday 7 April 2024 – Kentish Town Forum, London (UK)
Monday 8 April 2024 – Olympia, Paris (France)
Wednesday 10 April 2024 – Komplex 457, Zurich (Switzerland)
Friday 12 April 2024 – Thonex Live, Geneva (Switzerland)
Saturday 13 April 2024 – Live Music Hall, Cologne (Germany)
Monday 15 April 2024 – Paradiso, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Tuesday 16 April 2024 – Cirque Royal, Brussels (Belgium)
Thursday 18 April 2024 – Im Wizemann, Stuttgart (Germany)
Sunday 21 April 2024 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin (Germany)
Monday 22 April 2024 – Stodola, Warsaw (Poland)
Wednesday 8 May 2024 – Riviera, Madrid (Spain)
Thursday 9 May 2024 – Razzmatazz, Barcelona (Spain)
Saturday 11 May 2024 – Sala Mamba, Murcia (Spain)
Sunday 12 May 2024 – Pazo de la Cultura, Pontevedra (Spain)
Friday 17 May 2024 – Fabrique, Milan (Italy)

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