By Elmira BABAMUSTA/
Matteo Brento achieved widespread success after his debut in the biggest talent contest, X Factor Albania in 2015. Then he followed up with the similarly popular hit single on VEVO “Tra Le Pagine” produced by Sebastian Production.
Born in Italy in 1988, Matteo Brento lives in in his home town Monte Sant’Angelo and considers Tirana his second home. Since he was a little boy Matteo was passionate about music, listening and singing along to his father’s music collection.
“The first song that I sang in public is “Meraviglioso” di Domenico Modugno. I was eleven years old, everyone was surprised to see me sing. Since then, I have not stopped doing it,” said singer Matteo Brento.
Matteo Brento began his singing career at age thirteen playing with his music band in Italy. By age sixteen he was performing and competing in singing competitions, meeting Italian stars like Katia Ricciarelli and Marco Masini. His breakthrough came with the appearance on the X Factor Albania show mentored by celebrity superstar Bleona, earning him the famous reputation in the best Top 6. “Mos Qaj“, “Insieme a te sto bene“, “Je Ti” “A Te” and “E penso a te” were undoubtedly X Factor’s favorite performances. After the great success in X Factor Matteo continued to perform in Italy.
“My greatest experience has been X Factor Albania. It gave me the opportunity to perform on a big and important stage and be in front of real music experts. My coach was the singer Bleona, and I have a special memory of her. But I can say that every judge taught me something valuable. A song that I particularly liked, and that I think was also the most beloved by the public, is “Mos qaj” (Don’t cry), which I sang in the Albanian language. This song always makes me feel great emotions. I really like to sing in Albanian.”
“I can never forget the memorable moments singing live performances with my band in the past and also taking part in music competitions where I met big Italian artists like Katia Ricciarelli and Marco Masini. I have a lot of love for Italian songwriters such as Lucio Battisti, Lucio Dalla, Fabrizio De Andrè. And I also have some influences from pop rock/electro pop such as Subsonica, Negramaro, Aerosmith, Muse and Bluvertigo,” Matteo added.
On October 15, 2015 Matteo Brento released his first hit single “Tra Le Pagine” on VEVO. “Tra Le Pagine” is a Pop/Rock song written by Alessandro Di Lascia, produced by Sebastian Production. (Tra Le Pagine Videoclip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_7tn_eSrbg&feature=youtu.be )
“I am very happy that my first single “Tra Le Pagine” is on VEVO YouTube channel. The song was recorded in Tirana and the music video was done on Divjake’s beach, with the collaboration of Sebastian Production. It was written by Alessandro Di Lascia, who has been able to encapsulate my feelings in simple but effective words. I am also writing some lyrics but I am still working on it,” said the talented singer Matteo Brento.
Matteo Brento is an incredible artist, whose music moves you deeply. His fans from around the world have embraced his music and his success. He hopes to perform a concert in Tirana soon.
“I’m working on a new project, particularly I’m focusing on a new Albanian song, for which I care so much. My last performances were locally in Italy, but my dream is to soon have a concert in Tirana and to meet all my fans,” said Matteo Brento.