Zucchero Covers Album to Feature Bono

Original Story by Aaron J. Sams (2021-10-19)

Today Universal Music has announced a new album by Zucchero featuring the Italian star covering other people’s songs. The album, his first covers album, will be released on November 19, on Universal Music and is called Discover.

The press release for the album mentions that there will be a collaboration with Bono on the song “Canta La Vita”.

The song “Canta La Vita” is Zucchero’s take on Bono’s song “Let Your Love Be Known” which was written in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Bono wrote and performed the song from his home. Later he invited other artists to join him on the track. Zucchero performed the song live for Earth Day in 2020, singing in Italian with vocals sampled from Bono’s performance. It is not known at this time if the version on the album will be the same as the Earth Day performance, or a new recording of the song. This will be the first official release of the song, previously only streamed via YouTube.

VIDEO: Zucchero performing “Canta La Vita” in Rome

The album will be released on CD, a double vinyl album, and in digital formats. More information on formats can be found here. There will also be a limited edition blue coloured vinyl. A box set version, sold via Universal Music will offer a white vinyl album, a 10-inch sky blue vinyl containing 5 bonus tracks, and the CD. There is no U2 content in the bonus tracks. The song with Bono will be on the main 13-track version of the album on vinyl and CD.

Bono and Zucchero have worked extensively together over the years.

  • In 1992, Bono contributed lyrics for Zucchero’s “Miserere” for the album of the same name. The song was performed by Zucchero and Pavarotti.
  • In 1998, Bono contributed English lyrics for Zucchero’s “Blue” featured on the album Blue Sugar.
  • In 2010, Bono contributed lyrics for the song “Someone Else’s Tears” for Zucchero’s album Chocabeck.
  • In 2016, Zucchero released Black Cat and Bono wrote “Streets of Surrender (S.O.S.)” about the terror attacks in Paris, which Zucchero recorded for the album.
  • Both “Blue” and “Miserere” were released as singles.

Thank you for the team at U2360Gradi.it for the heads up on this release.

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