Andrea Bocelli, the most beloved tenor in the world, returns with his first album of new material in fourteen years. A return to his roots, Sì is an intimate collection of powerful, emotional songs, some featuring interpolations of classical themes (Bach and Massenet), and an all encompassing celebration of love, family, faith, and hope. Sì was recorded at his home in Italy and was produced by Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd, Lou Reed). It includes sensational duets with globally renowned artists and is introduced by the lead single "If Only," co-written by Francesco Sartori and the late Lucio Quarantotto - who helped pen one of Bocelli's biggest hits, "Con Te Partirò."
"I wanted to go back to my memories of being a young man, playing at a piano bar," Bocelli explains. "Obviously since then, I've produced lots of albums, sung lots of covers, performed many other things. But at a certain point I said to myself: 'Maybe the time has come to put my effort into finding new songs.' Like starting all over again, as it were, in my career."
"In this historical period we are going through right now, we too often say no," he adds about choosing the album's title. "But yes is the word you say when you have your first kiss, when you agree with somebody, when you want to make someone feel good. Sì is the word you say every time things will end well. For a thousand and one reasons, Sì is the expression of a positive, powerful, human word and feeling and emotion."