Five years on from the release of his first single “Fall on Me” (a powerful duet with the legendary Andrea Bocelli) classical recording artist Matteo Bocelli announces details of his debut album, “Matteo”.
Scheduled to be release Friday, September 22nd 2023 via Capitol Records, the 12-track opus will feature a mix of songs in English and Italian, with writing and production contributions from Ed & Matthew Sheeran, PARISI (Ed Sheeran, Fred Again), Jesse Shatkin (Miley Cyrus, Sia, Kelly Clarkson) and Stuart Crichton (Kesha, Backstreet Boys, Louis Tomlinson).
1. For You
2. Beautiful Disaster
4. I’m Here
6. Me Or You
7. Chasing Stars
8. Resti di un’Estate
9. Piove (Solo L’amore)
10. Better Now
11. Quella Sbagliata
Co-written by Bocelli along with George Tizzard, Rick Parkhouse, Ryan Johnston and Wayne Hector, the albums emotive lead single “For You” sees the singer affirm his lifelong devotion to a childhood friend, and is available to download / stream now.
In a press statement announcing details of the album release, the singer says: “I’m super excited to be finally releasing my first album, and to know that soon I’ll be playing these songs in person for fans around the world.”
Watch the official music video for “For You” (directed by Giacomo Trulia) below:
To celebrate the albums release, Matteo will perform a string of live shows across Europe this coming autumn, before heading over to America to play dates through November and December. Tickets for all shows are on-sale here.
Check out Matteo’s European tour dates below:
Oct. 3rd – London, UK Palladium
Oct. 6th – Amsterdam, Netherlands Royal Theater Carré
Oct. 7th – Antwerp, Belgium Queen Elisabeth Hall
Oct. 9th – Bochum, Germany Christuskirche
Oct. 11th – Krakow, Poland ICE Kraków Congress Centre
Oct. 14th – Warsaw, Poland Torwar
Oct. 16th – Wroclaw, Poland Hala Stulecia
Oct. 17th – Vienna, Austria Simm City
Oct. 18th – Munich, Germany Technikum
Oct. 20th – Paris, France Salle Pleyel
Oct. 23rd – Switzerland, Zurich Volkshaus
Oct. 24th – Milan, Italy Teatro San Babila
Oct. 25th – Rome, Italy Teatro Ghione
“Matteo” is available to pre-order / pre-save now.