Rkomi has announced the release of an unprecedented version of his latest studio album (twice platinum with over 260 million streams) that concerns us closely, very closely! “Taxi Driver – MTV Unplugged”, re-release of the disc linked to the historic MTV format that re-proposes the music of iconic and legendary artists in an acoustic and live version.
“Taxi Driver – MTV Unplugged” will be released Friday 24th September and it was announced by Rkomi himself with these beautiful words:
“As you know with Taxi Driver I wanted to embark on a real journey, thinking without borders and being influenced by every genre, present and past, marking my artistic choices. With Taxi Driver I got naked and for this reason when I received the proposal to do MTV Unplugged I accepted without hesitation. Unplugged means’ without plug ‘or totally without electric tools in order to create a’more intimate and suggestive atmosphere. I was inspired by the performances of great artists who have marked the history of world rock / pop such as that of Pearl Jam or Nirvana. MTV Unplugged has always been a special moment for artists who want to get naked, technically and emotionally. It was needed courage and this is the thing that I always have perfectly in mind when I make music: not to do what I am sure I know how to do, but to always go and look for what comes next. “
Rkomi is the latest big name to star in MTV Unplugged: from the 90s to today, big musicians like Jay-Z, Nirvana, Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan, Bon Jovi, Lauryn Hill, Bruce Springsteen, Adele, Pearl Jam, Maroon 5, Shawn Mendes, Lil Wayne and many others.
In Italy, so far, the artists selected to participate have been Giorgia (in 2005) and Alex Britti (in 2007) and Negrita (November 2021).
ph: press office