Matteo Bocelli shared his new single, “Chasing Stars.” Written by Ed Sheeran and his brother Matthew Sheeran, the sweeping ballad showcases Matteo’s upper register. “When I was younger, my father was my hero / Let me hop on his shoulders, we sang to the moon,” Matteo sings as the song opens, and goes on to tell a story about a father encouraging his son to “be who you are.”
Listen to “Chasing Stars,” which was produced by PARISI (Ed Sheeran, Fred Again), HERE.
Ed Sheeran recalls, “‘Chasing Stars’ was written by me and my brother Matthew about our father, and how he was supportive to us when we were younger with our music. I love the finished version with Matteo, he’s such a talent. I hope everyone else enjoys it!”
The song’s messages of family and finding oneself resonated strongly with Bocelli. “Like the Sheeran brothers, I grew up in a family where music was very appreciated,” says Matteo Bocelli, who has performed on some of the world’s biggest stages alongside his father, renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli. “Ed and Matthew wrote the song, but it seems like they wrote it for me. I really feel privileged to be the first to record it.”
Matteo encounters his musical muses in the official video for “Chasing Stars,” which was filmed at beautiful Jamaica Beach on Lake Garda (Italy’s largest lake). View HERE. Gaetano Morbioli directed. Morbioli collaborated with Andrea and Matteo on the 2018 video for their stirring duet about the relationship between parent and child, “Fall on Me,” which has amassed over 400 million combined global streams to date.
“Chasing Stars” is from Matteo – the debut album from the 25-year-old singer/songwriter. As a son and sometimes collaborator of the elder Bocelli, Matteo has been instilled with a lifelong musical education and an endlessly curious nature, which are on full display on Matteo, a bold step into his own spotlight. Set for September 22 release by Capitol Records, the 12-track album displays all the facets of his artistry with a mix of songs in English and Italian. Pre-order / pre-save Matteo HERE. Target will be offering Matteo on CD with two bonus tracks (“If I Knew” and “Maledette Nuvole”) and an exclusive poster. Matteo will be available on CD with an exclusive cover at the artist’s online store.
Following on from his hugely successful sold-out headline shows in California this summer, Matteo will launch his first-ever world tour on September 30 in Berlin, Germany. The run covers an amazing 12 countries, including the U.S and the Middle East, over the course of 30 dates. Tickets are available at https://matteobocelli.it/.