Andrea Bocelli’s son Matteo Bocelli is preparing to release his first solo album later this year. The 23-year-old started performing live with his father in 2018 with their sensational single Fall On Me, which even appeared in a Disney movie. But did you know that Matteo also sang songs that his father is well known for his covers?
A few years ago, Matteo performed in the Postojna cave of Solvenia, captured on the country’s TV channel RTVSLO.
There the young man who inherited the vocal talent and beauty of his father sang Caruso.
The 1986 song written by Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla was covered by Andrea on his 1994 debut solo album Il Mare Calmo della Sera.
The tenor also featured the track on his 1997 album Romanza three years later.
Dressed in a black tie, Matteo followed in his father’s footsteps when he performed the creeps of the beautiful song.
The lyrics of the songs are about the pain and longing of a dying man looking into the eyes of a woman who is so dear to him.
At the same 2018 concert, Matteo also sang a duet with Slovenian singer Nuška Drašček.
The two performed Elvis Presley’s Can Help Falling In Love from the King’s 1961 film Blue Hawaii.
Matteo also followed his father by covering the 1956 Elvis song Love Me Tender, which was also the title of the King’s first film.
The 23-year-old singer made his solo debut last year singing Elton John’s Can You Feel The Love Tonight in The Lion King.
Matteo’s take on the track is featured on the 2020 Disney Goes Classical album and is accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
During last year’s lockdown, the rising star gave fans a YouTube Q&A session in which he spoke about working with Disney.
Matteo spoke about Fall On Me in the 2018 movie The Nutcracker, saying, “So the first time [I worked with Disney] was with my dad. It was a great experience because, of course, since I was a child he traveled a lot.
While on the Lion King track, he added, “Now with this new experience… this is essentially the very first solo outing of my career.”
“So I’m very excited and of course I was lucky enough to be honored to sing the song by Elton John. It was very difficult, but I hope you enjoy it.
Matteo Bocelli’s debut solo album is released later this year.