California based singer/songwriter Valente’s EP Alexandria, out today is a collection of 5 songs using his trademark cinematic, soothing sounds and serves as an appetizer to an upcoming full album to come later this year. The EP available for streaming in MSN’s listening booth was recorded for a large part at Aaron Embry’s studio (Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Daniel Lanois & Elliot Smith).
“HOME”, FIRST SINGLE FROM EP AVAILABLE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD HERE:
Born Valente Bertelli in Rome, and raised in the Italian part of Switzerland, the singer grew up in a creative family. Having a Mother who was a Jazz Singer and a Father who was a Theatre Director, Valente was genetically destined for a future in music. Drawing influences from Brian Eno, Sting (both during and after The Police) & Peter Gabriel amongst others, Valente has shared the stage with Nouvelle Vague, and Skye of Morcheeba at Royal Albert Hall in addition to collaborating with a long list of people including Avi Buffalo, Angela McCluskey and Gordon Gano from The Violent Femmes.