Matteo Bocelli has released an uplifting anthem perfect to start the New Year with. Co-written with Stuart Crichton and Wrabel, the lyrics wrap around the listener like a comforting hug. Paired with the bright yet simple melody, ‘Close’ is guaranteed to bring some sunshine to your day.
The stunning music video was filmed at Italy’s Arena di Verona, a 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheater, a beautiful backdrop for his soulful vocal performance.
Watch the official ‘Close’ music video and listen on your streaming platform here.
“I don’t know much about the future
And I guess I’m okay with that
I think as long as we’re together
We can take it good or bad”
Matteo opened up about his new song ‘Close,’ saying, “I hope it brings some happiness and maybe even the urge to let loose and dance a little bit, just as it does for me! After enduring so much time apart from friends and family over the last couple of years, I would love for this song to become a hymn of hope.”
And a hymn of hope it is. After a long day, press play on his song and let the stress roll right off.
In September of 2021, he released ‘Solo,’ a track that discusses feeling lonely while being far from the person that he loves. It’s a powerful and wistful song perfectly captured by the emotions he laces throughout the words.
Watch his acoustic performance of ‘Solo’ and be mesmerized by his vocal and piano abilities.
‘Fall On Me’
You also might recognize his songwriting skills from the song ‘Fall on Me’ which was included on the soundtrack of Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. The orchestration lifts us up a cloud and the lyrics bring us even further into the dreamy tune.
Check out Matteo’s beautiful duet with his father. We get chills every time!
He also recently performed at the PBS special In Performance at the White House: Spirit of the Season with his father. Their gorgeous rendition of ‘Cantique du Noel’ and ‘Oh Holy Night’ left us speechless.
Don’t miss Matteo Bocelli performing on The Kelly Clarkson Show on January 20th, 2022. Do you wish you had the chance to hear his incredible voice live? Well, your wish has been answered! Matteo will be joining his father, opera legend Andrea Bocelli, as a special guest on his U.S. tour which will resume on February 10th, 2022, at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA. Their performances are sure to be magical!
While we wait for the tour, we’ll keep our fingers crossed for more new music from Matteo soon!
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