Michele Ducci Releases First Single From Upcoming Album

Music Review | 21st March, 2024 Michele Ducci Michele Ducci

Michele Ducci was the M in the electro-pop duo M+A, who released two albums, the second of which, These Days, earned the band a place in The Guardian’s best new bands of 2014 list and saw them perform live on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury and at the Venice Biennale.

The duo then formed a new project, Santii, which involved several Hip Hop artists including Rejjie Snow, Mick Jenkins and Music Producer Supah Mario (Drake, Young Thug), releasing two EPs on Italian label Sugar Records before going their separate ways due to artistic differences.

A short stint in another band led Michele to realize that he wanted to make music on his own, away from external commercial or career pressures.

The result is the album SIVE which encompasses a range of styles, from the dreamy singer/songwriter tones to uptempo pop.

Album opener and first single, River opens with the quiet intimacy of hushed vocals supported by piano and detailing the time Michele desired to leave the music world behind: They call my name but I’m a river.

About River Michele says:

I was in New York for musical reasons in a situation of psychic and metropolitan traffic, in which every mention of my name in relation to the artistic career and the pressures of that world had nothing to do with music, I was so saturated that I could feel myself only in the moving waves of the Hudson River. You and I, I said to myself, are from the same origin

Michele Ducci - River (Youtube)

The single River is available through all streaming platforms.

The album SIVE is out 7th June 2024.

Photo Credit: Michele Ducci/Letizia Mandolesi

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