I Dreamed An Island
With his new album, Piers Faccini flies back to the golden age of Sicily, in the 12th and 13th centuries, when it was a seething crossroads of cultures. He sings a personal musical utopia, an intimate dance between East and West. He is always far from fashion and out of time. Piers Faccini is just as much at home with an 18th century Neapolitan lament as he is with New Orleans blues or melancholic folk, collaborating with artists as diverse as Vincent Ségal, Dawn Landes, Rokia Traoré, Ben Harper, Ballaké Sissoko, Camille or Ibrahim Maalouf. The Italian-British songwriter is above all a citizen of his own imagination. A creative island that this time is located in Sicily. With his project I Dreamed an Island, Piers Faccini takes off this time to the golden age of this island, in the 12th and 13th centuries, when it was a bubbling crossroads of Latin-Christian, Greek-Byzantine and Arab-Islamic cultures. A pasodoble between East and West which, in its mouth and between its fingers, offers new contours. A bewitching experience of rare elegance.