Born in Milan 23 years ago to a Sardinian mom and an Egyptian dad, Alessandro Mahmoud aka Mahmood will début next week at the 66th Sanremo Music Festival with "Dimentica " (Italian for 'Forget') -even if he already enjoyed a mini-breakthrough via the sixth season of The X Factor Italia in 2012 and released some singles. Dealing with the theme of solitude after a broken love affair, this electropop piece between soul and R'n'B produced by Francesco Fugazza & Marcello Grilli is kinda autobiographical and introspective according to the singer who wrote it on the subway in his hometown. Sanremo è un salto nel buio, they say in Italy, but even though the festival is a leap in the dark, Mahmood's voice is unique and everyone will recognize it. Word has it an album will be released as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, watch the beautiful video directed by Andrea Mattia Grieco.