Violinist Gabriele Saro is one of the rising stars playing an instrument that has seen ample use outside the classical arena, but its full potential remains unexplored. Italian born Saro is a decorated musician and composer with film credits and a growing discography boasting both commercial and artistic value. His latest releases “Beautiful Stranger” and “Valentine” are stellar additions to Saro’s body of work. Saro is as close to a genuine Renaissance man as you are likely to discover in the modern artistic world. His various degrees in neurosciences, film music composition, violin, and business administration give him a broad based foundation for building a thriving and rewarding musical career. Saro has broken into the United States market with recent releases and “Valentine” and “Beautiful Stranger” are fitting singles for further forays into the world’s biggest market.
The latter catches your ear from the outset thanks to its irrepressible energy. The vocals for “Beautiful Stranger” match the music’s energy and show the same desire for making a strong stylistic impression on listeners. Saro has a clear talent for crafting compelling pop numbers and the additional musical substance derived from a hard-hitting backbeat only deepens the song’s effects. The melodic strengths underlying both this track and its companion single are tireless; Saro does an admirable job of marrying his love for superior composition and offering listeners entertaining ear candy.
His production strengths play an important role in his success. Both tracks have an engaging, even brawling, sound that meets life head-on. They will find favor with modern audiences while still possessing the necessary fundamentals for appealing to longtime music fans. “Valentine” is a track written and recorded with the upcoming holiday in mind. Such performances are a staple of the music industry, like Christmas songs and other assorted one-offs, but the second track clears the same level of quality as “Beautiful Stranger”.
The contemporary guitar sound “Valentine” achieves is a calculated risk. Those longtime music listeners mentioned earlier might be traditional fans as well and reject the synthesized edge applied to the song’s guitar playing, but it retains a rambunctious character despite breaking with long-standing practices. “Valentine” benefits, as well, from superb lyrical content that strikes an universal note while seizing upon its own style. It works within a recognized tradition, yes, but “Valentine” tackles its subject matter in a manner all its own.
Saro will continue making significant headway in the American market on the backs of cuts such as these, but it is clear his musical vision has global reach. He is not aiming at one particular part of the world and, instead, writes songs with the widest possible reach – it is music transcending borders and culture. “Beautiful Stranger” and “Valentine” alike prove what longtime listeners already knew – Gabriele Saro works with many of the most talented collaborators available today in the music world and continues to push his songwriting art into new areas. These two tracks will, without question, bear considerable fruit for Gabriele Saro and Ivan Comar.
by Bethany Page
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