JOE CANG AND MATTEO SAGGESE COLLABORATE ON ‘CARPE AFTERNOON’
Writer-artists Joe Cang and Matteo Saggese have announced a new collaborative album, entitled Carpe Afternoon to be released under the newly minted moniker, Loco Ironico. Recorded over four days in Southern Italy, the album is the newest collaboration between the two who previously worked together on Cang’s 2011 album, Bed. Carpe Afternoon, the inaugural release for Loco Ironico, is set for a Fall debut. Fans can expect “flavors of Tom Waits, Dr. John, Randy Newman and the Buena Vista Social Club, telling tales of shipwreck, weight loss, and heartache” on the new release.
Joe Cang is a well-respected British songwriter-musician whose extensive repertoire includes collaborations with Scritti Politti, K.T. Tunstall, Desmond Dekker, Hall and Oates, and Aswad. Additionally, Cang’s catalogue includes personal hits, such as “Make Love”, also written with Saggese.
London-based Italian writer and arranger Matteo Saggese was trained classically before collaborating on multiple #1 hits with international artists such as Il Divo, Celine Dion, Zucchero, and Monica Naranjo. Performers such as Alfie Boe, Botticelli, The Two Tenors, and Alessandro Safina have popularized his classical-crossover songs.
For a behind-the-scenes teaser of Carpe Afternoon, check out this short video captured during the writing and recording process in Sicignano degli Alburni, Italy, by Cang and Saggese themselves.