Emilio Lanza – “It Wasn’t True” (Prod. 4mat0)

Emilio Lanza is an Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle Guitarist/Songwriter. He’s also a Session Musician Premium Provider on SoundBetter by Spotify for Artists (Acoustic Guitar category).

Emilio Lanza is on radio rotation with the track “It Wasn’t True” (Prod. 4mat0). It is a beautiful catchy 2020 pop song with 80s vibe in the chorus, and late 90s/early 2000 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.

Here is a link to his new single and social media pages: https://emiliolanza.hearnow.com/

Interview with Emilio Lanza

Who are the band members and what do they play?

Emilio Lanza: Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic Guitar. Stefano Formato a.k.a. 4mat0: Producer.

How and where did you get together?

During a music production class here in our city.

What are the band’s main influences?

Pop/Rock.

Have you played any notable gigs, festivals or other events? Likewise radio or TV appearances?

Emilio Lanza has opened an acoustic fingerstyle gig in Florence for the USA Guitarist/Teacher Adam Rafferty, and appeared on the biggest national radio RDS to perform during a format called “Il Fenomeno / The Phenomenon”, performing live some Acoustic Percussive Fingerstyle guitar songs.

Are there any other interesting or amusing happenings – no matter how small – that the band have been involved with that would be of interest to those who like your music?

Emilio Lanza’s first original single “Australia” reached 1M Spotify Streams and landed onto an official Editorial Spotify Playlist. Emilio Lanza is the 1st recommended Premium Provider on SoundBetter by Spotify for Artists, in the Acoustic Guitar category.

Where was the single/EP/album recorded and who was involved in its production?

The single “It Wasn’t True” was recorded in our local studio in Naples, and produced by 4mat0.

Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it?

The song tells the story of a 24h heartbreak.

Can you briefly describe what the song/each song is about? If you are releasing an album then either describe the thinking behind the project or choose a couple of lead tracks to focus on.

“Emilio Lanza – It Wasn’t True (Prod. 4mat0)” is a beautiful catchy 2020 pop song with 80s vibe in the chorus, and late 90s/early 2000 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.

Were there any notable or amusing happenings surrounding the recording/production of the EP? As above, list whatever might be of relevance.

The song was produced remotely during the Quarantene.

Please provide a one or two-line personal quote that can be attributed to a band member, about either the band themselves or the release. Obviously the more eye-catching this is the better.

Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitar meets Pop songwriting.

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