Andrea Bocelli’s new album ‘Sì’ to feature duets with Ed Sheeran, Josh Groban and Dua Lipa

21 September 2018, 13:42 | Updated: 26 September 2018, 09:17

‘Fall On Me’, a new duet recorded with his son, Matteo Bocelli, is also out now.

‘Sì’, Andrea Bocelli’s first album of all-new material in 14 years, will be released on 26 October.

The album, which will celebrate “love, family, faith and hope”, contains duets with pop singer Dua Lipa, classical crossover star Josh Groban and soprano Aida Garifullina.

Although the 16-track album won’t feature ‘Perfect Symphony’, Bocelli’s duet with Ed Sheeran, it will include a new track co-written by Sheeran and Tiziano Ferro, ‘Amo Soltanto Te’.

Andrea Bocelli’s duet with his son Matteo Bocelli, ‘Fall On Me’, will also feature, as well as the album track ‘Ven a Mi’.

‘Fall On Me’ is the end credits song of the upcoming Disney movie The Nutcracker and The Four Realms (due on 2 November) starring Keira Knightley, Mackenzia Foy, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman.

Andrea and Matteo Bocelli
Andrea and Matteo Bocelli. Picture: Decca

On blending his voice with his son’s vocals, Bocelli said: “Technically they are very different, but there is one thing that makes them most similar: the attitude. That characteristic way of expressing yourself through your voice.

“This makes Matteo and I very similar. But that is something that you cannot learn, that cannot be taught. That is something you are born with.”

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The album, which was recorded at his home in Forte dei Marmi, Italy will also feature Matteo’s half-brother, Amos Bocelli. He plays piano on the acoustic versions of ‘Sono Qui’ and ‘Ali di Libertà’.

On recording the album, Bocelli said: “I wanted to go back to my memories of being a young man, playing at a piano bar. Obviously since then, I've produced lots of albums, sung lots of covers, performed many other things.

“But at a certain point I said to myself: ‘Maybe the time has come to put my effort into finding new songs.’ Like starting all over again, as it were, in my career.”

'Sì' by Andrea Bocelli
'Sì' by Andrea Bocelli. Picture: Amazon

includes the follow tracks:

‘Ali di Libertà’ ‘Amo Soltanto Te’ (feat. Ed Sheeran)
‘Un’Anima’ ‘If Only’ (feat. Dua Lipa)
‘Gloria The Gift Of Life’ ‘Fall On Me’ (feat. Matteo Bocelli)
‘We Will Meet Once Again’ (feat. Josh Groban)
‘I Am Here’ ‘Vertigo’ (with Raphael Gualazzi at the piano)
‘Vivo’ ‘Dormi Dormi’
‘Ave Maria Pietas’ (feat. Aida Garifullina)
‘Miele Impuro’ ‘Sono Qui’ (acoustic version)
‘Ali di libertà’ (acoustic version)

Listen to ‘Fall On Me’ on Spotify.