Singles-wise, Giuseppe’s been marching to the beat of some different drums over the last five months. Each though has shared a common theme & cause. Collectively, ‘Fade Away’, ‘With You’, ‘The Wind In Your Face’ and others have marked a modification to Giuseppe’s theme – one that’s seen him place less of a club-emphasis on his music.
Their cause meanwhile has been to pave the way to ‘Horizons’ – the Italian’s next artist longplayer, which drops in the late spring.
Feeding into that again, ‘Hero’ sees Giuseppe collaborate with Dan Soleil, a singer who’s gone from nowhere to – if not quite everywhere – then certainly a lot of places in the last two years. Within that timeframe, he has notched up a dozen featured vocalist credits, collaborating with artists as diverse as Fatum, Tom Starr and GRAZZE, and on labels as varied as Revealed, Zerothree. STMPD and Armind.
Liking the depth Dan was bringing to his work, Giuseppe’s invited the Dutchman to team up, and in doing so introduced the singer-songwriter to the trance space.
For ‘Hero’, Giuseppe develops a robust groove to his mid-paced backing, adding the most casual of 80s synth touches and trance licks, whilst giving its sonic pallet an abiding air of the noir. Walking the finest of tonal lines, with his song, Dan moodily outlines Giuseppe’s production, never letting his delivery drift into either the melancholic, or the overtly uplifting.
Coolly infused with just enough optimism to win the day, ‘Hero’ is available to stream or purchase from today here. The ‘Horizons’ album will be available in the spring of 2022.
01: Giuseppe Ottaviani & Dan Soleil – Hero (Extended Mix)
02: Giuseppe Ottaviani & Dan Soleil – Hero (Original Mix)