After three years of composition and musical ideas selection, Italian musician Alberto Sonzogni crafted ten songs for his debut album ‘September Man’, set to be released on February 12th 2021.
‘September Man’ sound has been highly driven by Sonzogni’s listenings of artists like Toto, Joe Bonamassa, Eagles and many more.
The result is a unique blend of melodic rock and aor, influenced by country and blues on some tracks, that the album offers to the listeners.
The title September Man refers to Alberto’s life, he’s born on September 20th and lives in road XX September in his city of Bergamo, Italy. September is also the end of summer, a melancholic month that carries moments of reflection with it.
Introspection is the main theme on the album’s lyrics, written by singer Gessica Pirola. On the entire record there’s a continue research for awareness, about love, human fear and today world’s problems.
Sonzogni recorded the album with his band that features Gessica Pirola – vocals; Daniele Finazzi – guitars; Nicola Gullotto – Bass; Stefano Guidi; Drums. Besides the main band various special guests appear on September Man (see credits).
01. The Soundtrack Of My Life
02. A Little Bit Older
03. The Armor
04. Scary World
05. Dear Friend Loneliness
06. Ivory Tower
07. Night Survivor
08. If Your Smile Becomes A Kiss
09. Maybe One Day
10. We Play Together
Alberto Sonzogni: lead and backing vocals, keyboards, theremin and steel guitar
Gessica Pirola: lead and backing vocals
Daniele Finazzi: electric, acoustic guitars and talk box
Nicolò Gullotto: bass
Stefano Guidi: drums
Carmen Giammona: lead and backing vocals – Track 2
Alessandro Stucchi: lead and backing vocals – Tracks 1, 4
Simone Pirola: lead vocal and electric guitars – Track 6
Dale Sanders: lead guitar – Track 4
Pasquale Brolis: alto saxophone – Track 9
Andrea Delsignore: backing vocals – Tracks 1, 4
Crowd on Tracks 2, 7: Sergio Cattaneo, Andrea Delsignore, Il Bepi, Simone Pirola, Alberto Sonzogni and Alessandro Stucchi
Drums and Bass recorded at Tnt recording lab 2.0 – January 2020
Dale Sanders and Simone Pirola’s electric guitars, Daniele Finazzi’s acoustic guitars recorded at Tnt recording lab 2.0 – June 2020, Engineered by Tommy Dell’Olio
Vocals, keyboards and Daniele Finazzi’s electric guitars recorded at Sonzo Studio – from March to July 2020, Engineered by Alberto Sonzogni
Mixed at Tnt recording lab 2.0 – August 2020, Engineered by Tommy Dell’Olio, assisted by Alberto Sonzogni
Mastered at La Maestà by Giovanni Versari – November 2020
Artwork by Gessica Pirola
Photographs by Daniele Amoroso and Emiliana Piraino
All songs written by Alberto Sonzogni and Gessica Pirola except track 2 by Alberto Sonzogni, Alessandra Livraghi & Gessica Pirola, track 5 by Alberto Sonzogni & Simone Pirola.
Produced by Alberto Sonzogni