Video interview – OLLY: I tell you about my confusion “A Squarciagola”


“A SQUARCIAGOLA” is the title of OLLY’s new single.

A song written by Olly himself and produced by JVLI which expresses the Genoese singer’s need to tell his story in an even more profound and sincere way. A tangle of emotions that are often contradictory and difficult to decipher, but which are the reflection of a life that vibrates: even if inside me there is this chaos / here there is a silence that shouts at the top of my lungs / that people like me pretend / that it’s not hard, it’s not uphill, that it’s all life.

“A Squarciagola” is my confusion following one of the most exciting and full periods I have ever experienced.

It talks about the feeling of paralysis in the face of good moments, that feeling of having to feel strong emotions, but not being able to do so.

Encountering something that is perhaps love and being afraid to face it, living the dream and not being able to embrace it.

The sound is paradoxically a big party, as if to celebrate the fact of not being able to celebrate: folk sounds and rough verses.

We met him. Here’s what she told us!



Olly will be live on 10 December 2023 at the Fabrique in Milan.

The event will be a big party one year after his participation in Sanremo Giovani, which opened the doors to the Italian Song Festival, made him known to the general public and allowed him to perform in increasingly larger venues : in Milan alone, in one year, Olly went from Arci Bellezza to Fabrique, through two sold outs at Magazzini Generali in the spring.

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