Sébastien Izambard — one quarter of the massive classical crossover group Il Divo — today released the fourth track, titled “Ashes,“ from his forthcoming new solo album We Came Here To Love. Set for release February 2ndon Entertainment One, We Came Here To Love is a natural step forward for the self-taught French singer/guitarist/pianist, who also produced the record. Izambard will support the album on tour with two dates confirmed in Japan next month.
“Ashes”encourages people to keep the faith and move forward despite obstacles. The mid-tempo ballad showcases Séb‘s dynamic and emotional vocal delivery layered over a slightly electronica pulse.
The title-track and video for the first single premiered recently on Parade.com. Click here to watch the cinematic “We Came Here To Love,” (directed by Mario Schmolka) which soars with piano and Séb‘s moving, powerful vocal performance.
“Being a part of Il Divo has afforded me a great opportunity to tour the world and get exposed to all different kinds of music,” says SébIzambard, a tenor. “This album is far from what anybody would expect from me. I wanted to show a side of me that has nothing to do with Il Divo. I was a pop artist before, and it’s something I wanted to do and haven’t done in 20 years and now it’s the right time in my life for it. I wrote many of the songs and I’m so excited to put it out there for people to hear.” The album features 11 original songs written or co-written by Séb and showcases his eclectic influences from The Weeknd and Coldplay to James Blake and Adele, from pop and dance to the classical crossover that he’s known for.
The Paris native began playing guitar and piano as a child, and his love of music grew from there. “Music became my food, my therapy and my savior,” said Séb. He released his debut album in 2000 before joining Il Divo in 2003. That group has gone on to become one of the most popular crossover groups of all time, selling over 30 million records worldwide.
1. We Came Here To Love
2. Kingdom Come
5. Goodbye My Lover
7. Blind Heart
8. Love Again
10 Cheer Me Up
Preorder the album and purchase the album’s four instant grat tracks here.