FESTA (2023)

Andrea Bocelli Festa story behind

Andrea Bocelli FESTA | The 1-sentence Christmas song

Andrea Bocelli does not stop, in the middle of a world tour and recently released the Deluxe version of his Christmas album with his children Matteo and Veronica, ‘A Family Christmas’, he joins the annual ad of one of the best known retailers in the UK, John Lewis & Partners, and he does it with a Christmas song full of emotion despite having only 5 words 😲

Making of ‘Festa

John Lewis & Partners is a British high-end department store brand that operates throughout the UK.

They make an annual Christmas advert that Brits look forward to 🎄 because it is usually heartwarming and includes beautiful music.

This year they asked the celebrated classical singer Andrea Bocelli, if he could sing the music for the ad.

The song, written and produced by the Italian duo Le Feste Antonacci especially for the ad, delighted Andrea and he accepted immediately.

The song is wonderful, even though it only has one phrase that Andrea repeats many times:

La vita è una festa (Life is a celebration)

andrea bocelli festa cover

Andrea Bocelli ‘Festa’ cover

I am delighted to take part in this wonderful and unique tradition of Christmas storytelling. It is very special for me given the great support this will bring to both the John Lewis and Andrea Bocelli foundations. Joy to all of your worlds this Christmas!

Andrea Bocelli

‘Snapper’. The famous carnivorous plant

John Lewis’ 2023 Christmas advert tells the story of a carnivorous plant called Snapper 🪴

A boy buys Snapper at a flea market, places it in his living room and the plant starts to grow, becoming the boy’s best friend. It’s a bit of a messy friend who breaks a lot of things, which makes the adults take it out of the house.

When Christmas Day arrives, presents appear under the classic tree, but the child is not thrilled. He takes his presents outside with Snapper. The rest of the family members follow him and Snapper helps them open the presents in a festive family moment.

Festa (Celebration)‘ transits between sadder movements accompanied by soft piano chords, and others that are super upbeat with choruses and an infectious drum beat.

All proceeds from the single will go to charity. One more reason to get your hands on this fantastic track.

Andrea Bocelli, who is fitter than ever, had just appeared at the top of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, at 4,809 meters high, singing with his family 🏔️

Video | Andrea Bocelli Festa

Author | JC Trembol

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