“Mettimi giù due righe”: Sergio Caputo tra scrittura musicale e letteraria
The article focuses on the Roman singer-songwriter Sergio Caputo, known for his eclectic crossover between jazz and pop and his inventive and linguistically rich lyrics. A literary author since 2008, Caputo has developed an articulated dialogue between the two artistic identities – writer and musician. Here, I intend mostly to discuss the already literature-oriented nature of Caputo’s song lyrics, how they informed his actual literary works, and how, in turn, the latter tell us something about his songwriting. In between, Caputo’s specific literary influences, particularly the Beat Generation, and their role in both musical and literary writing, will be also discussed.