Born in Carrara in Tuscany to the family who owns the only musical instruments shop in town, Francesco Gabbani, 33, started playing drums at 4, guitar at 9, and spent his teenage years in an emotional vortex causing him to realize that music was his raison d'être. Which drove him to sign his first record deal when he turned 18 with his then band Trikobalto. After the success of their first album, they released a second one in 2010, then he launched his solo career with a new record deal. He finally released his first album, "Greitist iz", in 2013. And he will début next week at the 66th Sanremo Music Festival with his new song entitled "Amen" co-written with Fabio Ilacqua. Behind the melodic freshness of the track lies in fact a sarcastic intention of requesting some reflection on the way we live nowadays. In a nutshell, God helps only those who help themselves, so don't wait for a miracle, only you can change what you dislike. The author is convinced that with sacrifice and dedication then changing our attitude towards the reality we live in, we can achieve great goals. Sounds laudable. It's also the first taste of his upcoming album "Eternamente ora " ('Eternally now'), consisting of eight previously unreleased tracks, and due out February 12 with BMG Italia. Sanremo will definitely mark a turning point in his career. But no worries, the song is fantastic !