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CD REVIEW: Joe Settineri’s “Hello Goodbye” is a true work of art!

Many artists wait their whole career to pen the perfect piece.  For singer-songwriter, Joe Settineri his most recent single “Hello Goodbye” seems to embrace all the aspects of what makes up an amazing pop ballad.  With a passionate vocal performance and powerful musical backdrop Settineri’s, “Hello Goodbye” is a moving piece of art that fans of any genre will embrace.

Los Angeles based, Joe Settineri is no stranger to the world of music.  Although, he started his music career later in life, that did not stop him from becoming an artist that has proven himself to be a force to be reckoned with.   He put out his first album, Stay on LML Records in 2009.  He went on to put out his sophomore record, Beyond Your Control in 2014, followed in 2017 by his EP, Be the One.

Settineri is back on the scene with the May 31, 2018 release of his music video and single, “Hello Goodbye”;   he collaborated with producer, Mike Krompass (Nellie Furtado, Smash Mouth).  It is a compelling ballad featuring a beautiful piano melody that brings a bit of a haunting sound to the song.  The music in itself is a driving force and is a touching one.  With strings playing in the background adding to the depth of the tune, the piano seems to embrace and embody Settineri’s vocals.

It seems hard to pick one emotion to talk about Settineri’s vocal performance during “Hello Goodbye”.  His diverse ability to envoke certain sentiments while singing is an extraordinary gift that Settineri seems to have.  He starts off the song with a melodic tone which turns into a powerhouse performance and his voice soars during the passionate chorus. Settineri’s range vocally is unique.   His ability to conjure up certain feelings adds to the richness of the song giving listeners a chance to journey with him through his voice.

“Hello Goodbye” is a song that embodies both lyrical and musical passion.  Settineri has a natural vocal ability to bring emotion to every note he sings.  When mixed with a stunning piano ballad you get a song that truly touches the soul of the listener. There is no doubt that Settineri has a bright future and “Hello Goodbye” is the song that is his masterpiece.

by Alexis Coleman

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