Andrea Bocelli is having a very busy start to the festive season.
Not only has he released the deluxe edition of his A Family Christmas album with son and daughter Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, but also a new seasonal song.
This year’s John Lewis Christmas advert features the Italian tenor singing the rock opera single Festa, which means “celebration”.
The song highlights “the joy of old and new festive traditions” and “not only carries the joy and emotional power of the ad, but adds a twist to traditional music at Christmas.”
And now Festa’s official music video has launched with behind-the-scenes action of the original recording that includes an appearance by Andrea’s wife Veronica.
Bocelli said of Festa featuring in the John Lewis Christmas advert about a mischievous Venus flytrap becoming a Christmas tree: “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!”
Decca Records will donate 10p for every Festa track download in the UK from today until April 30, 2024 to be split between children’s charities including The Andrea Bocelli Foundation, the John Lewis Partnership’s Building Happier Futures Charity Partners – Action for Children, Home-Start UK and Who Cares? Scotland.