The recently departed Italian PM's new LP is out now
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has finally released his new album ‘True Love’.
The Guardian reports that the controversial politician, who quit his post last week because of his country’s financial troubles and his own trial which sees him accused of paying for sex with an alleged underage prostitute, released the LP yesterday (November 22).
The album, which is his fourth with guitarist and former parking attendant Mariano Apicella, was originally due for release in September but was delayed as he tried to tackle Italy’s own debt and his personal troubles in office.
Berlusconi, who used to sing on cruise ships, has sung for a host of his fellow world leaders, including Tony Blair, Vladimir Putin and George W Bush at his villa in Sardinia – where his notorious ‘bunga-bunga’ parties took place.
One of the other musicians on the album, Angelo Valsiglio, said in an interview with Italian music magazine Viva Verdi that the record is a “really elegant and refined production with Brazilian hints”.
In September, Berlusconi received political criticism from an unlikely source when Madonna branded him as “unsuitable to govern Italy”. The singer, who is of Italian-American descent, made the remark during a visit to the Venice Film Festival for the unveiling of her new movie WE.