Xclusive Preview – Laura Pausini: The reasons Madonna gave me her song
Italian singer Laura Pausini admitted she feels very satisfied to have recorded a song written by Queen of Pop Madonna about spirituality, that is included on her forthcoming album Resta in Ascolto/Escucha
“Madonna wanted to give one of her compositions to a person that usually doesn’t sing in English and the fact that I’m Italian like her and that I sing in Spanish like she also does, in a language she adores… I think that’s what has bonded us together in music“, Pausini told yesterday a South American newspaper.
The song Pausini recorded is called Mi abbandono a te/Me abandono a ti and features some changes to the original Madonna song. Changes made by the Italian singer herself that were submitted to the Queen of Pop by e-mail as the two didn’t have the time to meet in person yet.
Laura‘s new album also includes a song dedicated to the story of the Ali Smain, the Iraqui kid that lost both parents and both his arms after when a bomb was dropped on his house in Bagdad. “I would like that people would go on the internet and read his story”, said Pausini. “Some many things happened to this child and my songs talks about a kid, a soldier and an eagle.”
Mi abbandono a te/Me abandono a ti, a song produced by Rick Nowels is rumoured to be a new version of the famous (among Madonna diehard fans) song Like a Flower, that leaked on the internet a year ago in a demo version beautifully sung by Madonna herself in 1998, during the sessions of the Ray of Light album.