22 October 2021
By Ellie Palmer
'Lionheart' is out now via Decca Records
Following his acclaimed intimate album 'Tales of Solace' in 2020, which boasts 140 million total streams and growing, Canadian songwriter and producer Stephan Moccio behind global pop hits returns to his first love – the solo piano – and drops his stunning brand-new album 'Lionheart'.
The album continues the personal narrative begun on 'Tales of Solace', embracing isolation and solitude, bringing a refreshing sense of renewal, courage, determination and hope.
Moccio comments, “I created both [of] these albums because I very much needed to, on a personal level. With 'Tales of Solace', I was dealing with a lot of dramatic changes in my life. This album feels much more positive, like a rebirth. I’ve gotten to the point in my life where I don’t really worry about other people’s opinions, and it felt right to name the album for the sort of courage that we all want to feel.”
Recorded and produced in complete solitude at his home recording studio, Maison de Musique in Laurel Canyon, 'Lionheart' is an intensely emotive and personal album showcasing Moccio’s ability to convey complex emotions through effortless melody. Since its initial release, the first single from the album – Le Jardin de Monsieur Monet – has seen impressive success on TikTok with over 6.7 million views and growing.
Moccio, who is also a Grammy and Academy Award-nominated composer, producer, arranger and conductor, has worked with huge artists throughout his career including Miley Cyrus, Celine Dion, The Weeknd and many more.
You can stream 'Lionheart' below, or alternatively find a different way of listening here.