Over his most recent singles run, Giuseppe Ottaviani’s consciously taken himself out of his own musical comfort zone. That’s paved the way for first-time vocal collaborations with singers like Monika Santucci and Mila Josef on atmospherically-led tracks like ‘With You’ & ‘Fade Away’. In keeping with that ether-before-energy dynamic, with ‘Something I Can Dream About’, the Italian maven adds a third debut pairing to that list today.
For it, he’s joined by singer and lyrical soulsearcher April Bender, who’s previously lent words to the work of Yotto, Sick Individuals, Arty and – most recently inside the dance space – BT (on ‘Windows’).
Purposeful of tempo it may be, but there is a markedly house-like roll to ‘Something’s drums, which Giuseppe brilliantly contrasts with industrial FX and moodsome note progressions. Further in, he establishes an even more filmic centre of gravity to its production, with prowling bass and a subtle, but sharply effective piano line. Adding no end to the track’s emotive depth, April words feel like they’ve been informed by experiences lived, something born out by her authenticity of delivery.
The track is the fourth single to vanguard Giuseppe Ottaviani’s highly anticipated ‘Horizons’ album. ‘Something I Can Dream About’ is out today and available through streaming and sale platforms here [https://blackhole.lnk.to/dreamabout]. ‘Horizons’ will be released in Q2 of 2022.
01: Giuseppe Ottaviani & April Bender – Something I Can Dream About (Extended Mix)
02: Giuseppe Ottaviani & April Bender – Something I Can Dream About (Original Mix)