MATTEO SETTI TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED ALBUM
MATTEO COMES OUT AUGUST 2014
CONCERT FOR PBS BROADCAST ON MARCH 22 WITH JIM BRICKMAN
NEW YORK – March 20, 2014 – Italian singer/songwriter Matteo Setti will be releasing a self-titled album in August through a partnership with famed record producer Fred Mollin. Mollin’s most recent projects include productions with Johnny Mathis, Crosby and Nash, Lyle Lovett, Jimmy Webb, Rita Wilson and America.
Setti’s new album, Matteo, contains songs from the past 50 years, crossing multiple genres. These great songs highlight the incredible Stradavari quality and strength in Matteo’s voice. Tracks include, “Io Sono il Vento (I Am The Wind),” “Le Temps des Cathedrales,” and the original, “My World is Burning.” Additional tracks include original arrangements of “Eleanor Rigby” (The Beatles), “Caruso” (Lucio Dalla), “Locked out of Heaven” (Bruno Mars), and “Skyfall” (Adele). Setti adds romance to the album with his renditions of, “The Very Thought Of You,” “You Are Everything,” and the beautiful ballad from legendary Jimmy Webb, “Is There Love After You?”
Matteo Setti’s first solo album includes this same type of “Italian classic-meets-American cool” repertoire. The album was recorded in New York City in 2013 with Daniele Falangone as the arranger, Davy Nathan (Christina Aguilera, NKOTB, Patti LaBelle, Toni Braxton), and a 10-piece A-list band that includes drummer Charles Haynes (Lady Gaga, Kanye West), Jacques Schwarz-Bart (John Legend, Eric Benet, Erykah Badu) as lead horn and Clay Sears (Jay-Z, Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Jill Scott) on guitar.
Discovered by Luciano Pavarotti, Matteo has spent the past decade touring internationally in musical performances produced by such legends as Pavarotti and Pierre Cardin, and in 2001 made his Broadway debut playing Roger in Jonathan Larson’s Rent.
Matteo will be released in August to coincide with the rollout of a concert being taped for PBS broadcast on March 22, featuring confirmed guest Jim Brickman.
For more information on Matteo Setti, please visit http://www.matteosetti.com/