1st August 2023 (G.T.) – The “Etichetta Indipendente Ciao!” (Ciao Independent Label) press release announces: “It is with great pleasure that we announce the release on 31 July 2023 of the English language version of the single ‘Un cuore a forma di V’ – ‘A V-shaped heart’ is the English title – a song conceived and produced by Matteo Brutti, Italian entrepreneur from Lecco and long-time Guzzi enthusiast. A few years ago, Matteo urged his singer/song-writer friend Ermanno Corti to write this song, then recorded in 2021 (Moto Guzzi’s centennial year). And now the song is also available in the English language version.
Backstage for the photo shoot by Giuseppe Pittore: from the left, Moto Guzzi V7 Special 850, the song’s creator and producer, Matteo Brutti, singer Ermanno Corti (Herman). Location? Mandello del Lario, obviously, home to the eagle brand for over one hundred years. The bike was provided for the photo shoot by the Agostini dealership, historic Mandello dealer.
The song is implicitly dedicated to the creators of the Eagle: Parodi and Guzzi, to celebrate the first century of the Mandello MOTO GUZZI industry’s history (1921- 2021). The English version of the song was revised and adapted by writer Carlo Guidotti and then performed again by Herman (Ermanno Corti) himself.”
A scenic glimpse of Mandello del Lario, which overlooks Lake Como. Co-starring with Ermanno Corti is the latest Moto Guzzi V7 Special 850 model. Photo by Giuseppe Pittore.
OK, good to know! Guzzi fans worldwide can now enjoy this song even more, released on various music platforms such as Spotify, which expresses passion and a desire for freedom. And, thanks to the producer and super-Guzzista Matteo Brutti, here is the official YouTube link where you can enjoy the song.
And, as if just listening wasn't already enough, our more curious readers will be happy to be able to read the lyrics as well. Maybe it will even become a smash hit among Guzzisti friends, to be sung all together at the next, must-attend big international event, Moto Guzzi Open House 2023, from 7 to 10 September, in Mandello del Lario. Caput mundi, for all “V-shaped” hears, like the renowned Moto Guzzi engine.
In Mandello del Lario (Como province, Italy): a ride astride the Moto Guzzi V7 Special 850 per for Lecco-native entrepreneur Matteo Brutti, with thanks to dealer Agostini, Official Dealership and Authorised Service Point.
ALSO READ THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE, WITH THE SONG IN ITALIAN: