Louis Centioni dives into soulful reminiscence with his new single “Here I Go Again”.
by Christopher Smith
Rising South London voice Louis Centioni is a 22-year-old singer and songwriter who combines the musical knowledge of his elders with his present day life in reflective new single “Here I Go Again”, produced by O Mer. With a healthy dose of nostalgia, Centioni traces his musical influences back to his Italian grandfather and connects those to a more recent fascination – love and consequent heartbreak.
“With “Here I Go Again” I wanted to draw on being in a long-term relationship and how two people can drift onto an off road course and gradually end up in a bleak state of unhappiness, capturing a timeless and aesthetic feel with the lyrics” Louis says.
While the lyrical content is deeply rooted in reality and personal experience, the production was inspired by the fantastical world and extraterrestrial sounds of Netflix Original series Stranger Things, which is Louis’ favourite thing to watch. As well as these spacey synths, this intuitive musician admires his grandfather’s (Centioni Snr) collection of jazz and Italian records which he was exposed to from the tender age of four. Over the years, Louis has fostered a love for piano, beginning lessons at seven-years-old, and later classical singing lessons by age eleven.
Following his work in the National Youth Jazz orchestra, Louis was soon following the same star studded path as his alumni heroines, securing his own place at the iconic BRIT school, which gave Louis a taste of a more disciplined path into becoming an artist and performer. A lifetime of honing his craft, Louis Centioni has proven to be an impressive performer, taking to the stage at various London venues (including Ronnie Scott’s, 100’s Club & the Apple store), and he currently cites his favourite artists as James Blake, John Legend, Billie Eilish, Sohn, Alicia Keys, Khalid, Nina Simone, Jon Hopkins, and Amber Mark. Centioni is rapidly establishing a reputation as one of music’s fastest-rising talents, working with different established & underground producers around the globe including New York artist O Mer (Sony’s Thrive Music) and Tel Aviv’s Niv Ast.
“Here I Go Again” follows his previous track “Unsure” which was released in April this year, the video for which features images and footage from 1960’s TV shows and films, including a scene with the actress Liz Frazer who died last month.
Louis will be going on tour with ‘The Coffee House Sessions’ between 29th October – 9th November across the UK to 19 locations. PLUS a headline show at Ronnie Scott’s on Tuesday 4th December in London’s Soho!
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