Published on May 5th, 2020 | by Guest Editor0
R&B / Neo-Soul Singer Andrea Capozzoli Serves Up a Powerful “Last Goodbye”
Singer-songwriter Andrea Capozzoli serves up a powerful message in her new R&B/neo-soul inspired single titled “Last Goodbye“. A message of empowerment and standing up for yourself is conveyed in a funky, groovy, delicious performance, highlighting her powerhouse vocals.
“ ‘Last Goodbye’ was inspired by watching a close friend go through a bad breakup,” shared Capozzoli. “All I could think about was hoping that it would be the end of that relationship because it was a toxic situation. In my mind, I was hoping this was her last goodbye. If you feel like things aren’t right, don’t stay because we all deserve happiness in a relationship.” The result is a powerful, moody deliverance of standing your ground, living your life, and knowing when it’s time to move on; an ode of vibrant independence and celebration, and a beacon of hope to those who remain in toxic situations.
A multi-talented vocalist, trumpet player, and songwriter, Capozzoli isn’t afraid to show off her talent whether in the studio or on stage, weaving seamlessly between soul, R&B, and jazz tunes. As an Assistant Professor in the voice department of Berklee College of Music, she helps guide young artists to find their own voice – both literally and figuratively – before embarking on their own musical careers. Named “Female R&B Artist of the Year” at the New York International Music Festival in 2004, she has gained respect across the scene for her energetic performances and dynamic vocals.
She gives a heavy nod of appreciation to her band, composed of Dmitry Ishenko (bass), Dave Ross (guitar), and Rob Mitzner (drums) who also produced/engineered the track. “I’ve been working with this same group of musicians for many years and they help the arrangements take shape and give life and vitality to the songs,” said Capozzoli. While she writes all the lyrics and music, she invites her bandmates to add own flavor and flair, both in recording and live performances. “Most times I like to work with an idea to create the main chorus or hook of the song when I’m in the lyric writing process. If you don’t have a good hook, you ain’t got shit.”
In celebration of the release, she also shared a peek behind-the-scenes, with a DIY-studio video to accompany the single. “The producer of this track is my longtime drummer Rob Mitzner. He asked me to contribute a tune for his studio demo reel, so we recorded and filmed “Last Goodbye”. We ended up liking the song so much that Rob suggested putting it out as a lead-in to my next full length album. You can see how we tracked the drums, bass, guitars, keys and vocals. I think it really invites the audience to get an inside look at the recording process.”
Press photo by Stephen Kozowyk.Tweet