TTeo is the pseudonym of Matteo Capreoli – a half German, half Italian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with a deep musical heritage. Recently, though, he was serendipitously handed a batch of cassettes by his dad of some of Lovexpress’ (the former band of his father) live shows from the late 1970s. TTeo was deeply impressed by the quality of the music and got his father to digitise them immediately! These recordings form the basis of, and the inspiration for, his upcoming LP – Lovexpress77, and are the only known recordings of the band who never quite made it into the studio to lay down an album.
The second single to be taken from Lovexpress 77 is the gospel flavoured Follow Me. TTeo dug deep into the original bands samples for this song, especially the vocal and drum parts. The Lovexpress band was led by Afro-American singer Joe Boston, who here sings with Leo, the bass player in the band.
As an Italian playing and performing ostensibly what was American music, it’s often hard to decipher exactly what the lyrics are. This was very much the case here! The closest TTeo could get to it was the phrase “Follow Me”, doubling up with his own vocals on top and adding singer songwriter Kristine Bogan into the mix, who supplemented the chorus beautifully.
From the upcoming album ‘Lovexpress77’: http://tteo.lnk.to/Lovexpress77