Working alongside producer Chico Bennett (Madonna, Lady Gaga, The Killers), a hauntingly beautiful ballad called «Crazy» was born – a deeply reflective, desolate take on the dark corners of enduring devotion. Stefano’s achingly raw demonstration of stirring vulnerability reaches deep into our psyche for a lingering expression of cathartic lament.
Stefano May uses his rich background as a classically trained pianist to pair this vocally driven piece with a dim and distorted piano hook. We watch Stefano grapple with isolationism and the ghosts of his past as he journeys across abandoned beaches, lonely rooftops, and the solitude of his bedroom in this contemplative music video. Upon
writing this track, May notes: «In everyone’s life, there is a moment when words cannot convey the gravity of a troubling situation to another. The power and beauty of music builds connection and closes this gap». May has received acclaim from the likes of CNN, Ladygunn, Earmilk, GLAAD, Celebmix and Great Day Live to name a few.
Stefano is a singer, songwriter and piano virtuoso who fuses soul, pop and classical for an enthralling musical journey. The talented songwriter’s music is marked by hope, love and connection in the aim to heal.
Born in Soveria Mannelli, Italy, Stefano took to music at an early age and began classical piano training at age seven. He quickly gained notoriety by performing on popular Italian TV shows, and since then has collaborated with famed songwriters, as well as the famed director Franco Zeffirelli. Honing his craft further, the musician and singer has ultimately composed and scored motion picture soundtracks under the guidance of award-winning filmmaker Jamal Joseph.
2019 marked the beginning of his solo project, when Stefano began collaborating with famed producer Chico Bennett (Madonna, Lady Gaga, The Killers, Prince). His debut single «Prayer» highlights the songwriter’s warm and confessional vocals brimming with such passion, and yet such delicate vibrato tones. Stefano’s otherworldly vocal delivery glides with memorable melodies over intimate piano. The moving lyrics detail the act of loving again after hardship and disconnection. With comparisons to Sam Smith, Andrea Bocelli, and Michael Bublé, «Prayer» marked a graceful and exciting debut for this generational artist on the rise.