For most of us, teenage years hold memories of the very first love. Many would like to turn back time to experience those butterflies and thrills again. At only 15 years of age, Simon Val has found a way to capture and store all of these feelings through music, in what is called ‘Young Love,’ his debut album. Stream/Download it from HERE.
Recorded at the Red Tree Recording Studio from Magnolia, Texas, in between ages of 14 and 15, this album reveals to the world Simon’s passion for music and theatre. The Broadway performer recalls:
‘For as long as I can remember I’ve loved singing. My parents said that I hummed Coldplay’s “Viva la Vida” before I could even talk. As soon as I turned 8, I started doing musicals with a local theatre company, and I fell in love with the stage. At 12, I had the opportunity to perform in a benefit on Broadway and share the stage with many Broadway legends. Then at 14, I released my first single “My Heart Texts You”, and this is where the idea of producing a full album was born.’
Holding many medals won over the last 10 years as a nationally ranked epee fencer, Simon is ready to duel for his place in the Music Industry. With weapons like soulful lyrics, charismatic looks and soothing vocals, he already started conquering hearts with the first songs he put out. ‘Miss You So Bad’ and ‘My Heart Texts You’ are declarations of love, while ‘Just Smile’ has become a
Simon never shied away from musical competitions either. “O Mio Babbino Caro” by Puccini has been Simon’s go-to audition song to show off his range in a cool and unusual way. Although the track is not on the album, he wanted to include it into his repertoire as a thank you to his opera voice teacher, and as a vivid memory of the times when he was able to hit those high notes.
Watch his official music video for “O Mio Babbino Caro” by Puccini HERE
‘Young Love’ – out now via Eclata Records, artist’s own label, contains 7 tracks. Besides the singles he already released, Simon has included one more song that is coming out with the album, called ‘Home’.