Emilio Lanza

FRESH: ‘It Wasn’t True’ – Emilio Lanza

Emilio Lanza says “It Wasn’t True”

Emilio Lanza is a singer/songwriter from Italy. He plays acoustic guitar and works with producer Stefano Formato a.k.a. 4mat0. His new single, “It Wasn’t True”, was recorded in his local studio in Naples, and produced by 4mat0. The song is a beautiful catchy 2020 pop song with 80s vibe in the chorus, and late 90s/early2000 influences and touching romantic lyrics created on steel-string acoustic guitar.

The song tells the story of a 24h heartbreak. It has an expressive melody, at the same time fluid and uplifting, somehow evocative of a summer’s day. The song was produced remotely during the Quarantine. Emilio’s first original single, “Australia”, reached 1 million Spotify streams and landed onto an official Editorial Spotify Playlist. Emilio is the first recommended Premium Provider on SoundBetter by Spotify for Artists, in the Acoustic Guitar category. Emilio started learning the piano when he was ten years old, and did that for just two years. Then, in 2004, when he was 16, he tried the electric guitar of a friend and that was it!

He fell in love with the guitar, so he took a few Jazz Guitar lessons. After a while, he started uploading a few video covers, so he could see and listen to himself from the outside. He has opened an acoustic fingerstyle gig in Florence for the USA Guitarist/Teacher Adam Rafferty and appeared onthe biggest national radio RDS to perform during a format called “Il Fenomeno/The Phenomenon”, performing live some Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle guitar songs. “It Wasn’t True” follows on from his earlier 2019 singles, “First Step”, “We’ll Make It Alright” and “Something Better”.

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!