British-italian Singer Matteo Bocelli Unveils His Brand New First Solo Single “Solo“
Over lush orchestral arrangements, delicate piano played by Matteo himself, and the vivid neons of modern pop production from GRAMMY® winner Jesse Shaktin, he sings passionately and clearly about lost romance, forging a new path and the void felt when a loved one is just out of reach. “Missing you with every breath I take,” he sings. “Wishing you were with me when I wake.” Matteo wrote the song with Fiona Bevan and Marco Guazzone.
Featured along with the release, the music video was directed by Gaetano Morbioli, who also helmed the official video for “Fall On Me,” a duet that paired Matteo with his father, opera legend Andrea Bocelli.
He says: “Over the past three years, Capitol Records has given me a rare opportunity – to have time, to study, to write new music, to rehearse – and I’m really proud to be able to release this first song.”
Previous single “Sì” has amassed nearly 300 million combined global streams, went on to soundtrack Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The pair performed “Fall on Me” at Madison Square Garden and the Hollywood Bowl as well as on numerous television programs, including “Dancing with the Stars,” Colbert, “Good Morning America,” “Royal Family Variety Performance” and “Strictly Come Dancing.” It was a powerful introduction, yet Matteo’s musical journey began when he was a child.
He’s worked his whole life to master his craft. But the melodies that emerge whenever the young man opens his mouth feel real in a way that can’t be explained by a classical education. He sings with a purity of expression that seems innate, with charisma and clarity of purpose.