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Interview with Alex Russo

UK-based Italian singer-songwriter Alex Russo is due to release his new single ‘Emma’ on Friday 26th of March. After taking a hiatus from the music industry for more than 20 years Alex Russo is back with his new heartfelt single aimed at reconnecting with a long-lost love.

The track is about Emma, the first love of a young Alex Russo. Unfortunately, Emma’s mother didn’t approve of their relationship, eventually sending her away to Germany to keep the two apart.

With an album planned for release in the near future which dives deeper into Alex Russo’s storied past, he is ready to unravel his interesting story to his fans. We caught up with him ahead of his new single release.

Hi Alex. How have you been? 

Hi, I have been fine so far thanks.

Tell us everything about your new single ‘Emma’.

Yes, of course, the single ‘Emma’ is my first ever song I wrote in 2019,  is about my first love when I was at the age of 15/16, I have never forgotten the beautiful face of Emma and how much I was in love with her,  she has always remained in my thoughts, we were both in love but unfortunately, her parents never allowed to be together because we were too young so Emma’s mother decided to send her to live with her father in Germany. I haven’t seen her since.

When did you start writing music and singing?  

I started writing songs after the loss of my friend Don White,  we have been friends and working together in the music industry for many years, we made an album together in the ’90s called ‘Alex Russo’ and other records. A few days before he died he asked me never to give up on my dreams because he always believed in me and my talents, that’s what gave me the motivation to carry on.  

Really liked your music video. Talk a bit more about it.

It was a great day for me and the crew, I remember it was a very cold day but I really enjoyed the day out and singing in different places. I chose to shoot this video in Battersea park because it is where it all began, I’ve spent many years in the park having fun with friends playing football, tennis, jogging, and enjoying refreshments in the coffee shop by the lake. It has always been my dream to make video music in this park.

Do you believe in love at first sight? 

Yes,  I do believe in love at the first sight, I wrote a song about falling in love at the first sight. 

You originally come from Italy. What do you miss a lot?

I do miss Italy sometimes and that’s why I regularly go to my hometown on holiday.

Who are your musical icons and what was the first album you bought?

Many artists,  but one of them is definitely George Michael.   

Any current artists you are listening to right now?

Adele and Lewis Capaldi

What’s next? Any plans for a new release?

Soon I will be releasing the song called “Falling in love again”