Jun 7th, 2019
Born in Morocco but raised in Cesena, Italy, singer, songwriter, guitar-player and arranger Momo Said draws from a rich musical palette comprising funk, soul, latin, rnb, jazz and disco. Having established himself as a name to look out for in the Italian music scene with his debut album “Spirit”, 2019 sees Momo break out towards broader pastures with sophomore full-length “Break The Rules”, anticipated by first single “Sunny Side Of The Street”, out now via digital download.
Touted by Craig Charles (BBC 6) as “one of the biggest tracks of 2019”, “Sunny Side Of The Street” is an explosive cocktail of soul, funk, latin and disco. Energetic, uplifting, carefree and utterly contagious, the track draws from masters of the genre such as Earth, Wind & Fire, Mandrill and James Brown, while keeping things fresh and contemporary through tight arrangements and Momo‘s mellifluous vocals. Dropping alongside a video that was premiered on Rolling Stone Italy, the single sets the stage for the vinyl release of “Break The Rules”, scheduled for September.
If there’s one thing music ignores, it’s borders, in fact it is through cross-pollination, hybridization and the meeting of different styles and genres that some of the most exciting musical endeavors are made, and Momo Said is another fine example.