World-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli releases the first single from his new album, Believe - a stirring rendition of the beloved anthem "You'll Never Walk Alone". It is the opening song from his forthcoming record, which is released via Sugar/Decca Records on 13th November and celebrates the power of music to soothe the soul. A new music video to accompany the single will be released at 8am BST.
"You'll Never Walk Alone" was originally written for the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, which premiered in 1945. It continues to be a huge hit 75 years on, with its rousing melody and its message of hope and comfort. Bocelli brings his unique vocals to this familiar favourite.
The new single is a taste of what's to come on Bocelli's upcoming studio album, Believe, which is a collection of uplifting songs that have inspired and sustained him over the years. The record features duets with Grammy Award winning artists Alison Krauss and Cecilia Bartoli - two singers whose distinctive voices are renowned around the world - as well as a previously unreleased track from the late, great Italian composer Ennio Morricone, a long-time collaborator of Bocelli's.
"The concept behind Believe is based on three words: faith, hope and charity," says Bocelli. "These are the three theological virtues of Christianity, yet - quite independently of any religious belief - they are also the three extraordinary keys to giving meaning and completeness to the lives of every one of us."
Earlier this year, Bocelli united millions around the world with his record-breaking 'Music for Hope' performance from the historic Duomo cathedral in Milan. As one of the biggest musical live stream performances of all-time and with over 2.8 million peak concurrent viewers, it achieved the largest simultaneous audience for a classical live stream in YouTube history. The video received more than 28 million views from across the globe in its first 24 hours.
Musically gifted from birth, Andrea Bocelli is one of the most celebrated singers in modern history, performing at major international events including the Olympic Games and the World Cup, as well as his own sell-out arena shows around the world. He has a Golden Globe, seven Classical BRITs and seven World Music Awards under his belt, plus a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His previous album, Si, reached No.1 on both the US and UK charts.
Andrea Bocelli's Believe is released on Sugar/Decca Records on 13th November 2020