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Pop Crooner Romeo Testa Premieres Video for New Single 'With You'

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Romeo Testa sets the mood perfectly for the darker days of fall with his new single "With You" that he premiered on YouTube this morning. The track is taken from the crooner's debut EP, entitled The End, that was released through ATO Records on October 22. "With You" serves up more of his heartfelt songwriting and poignant delivery that defines his tender brand of pop.

"With You" was written from Testa's experience getting lost on the bus on the way to Hyde Park in London. The video was directed by Jon Jon Augustavo (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Allen Stone). "It was incredible working with Jon Jon Augustavo," Testa says in a press release. "He gave me a lot of creative control to showcase the song in its simplest form.

He adds, "This is also one of my favorite songs I've ever written and hope that fans can recognize the beauty in the song."

The release of the EP is the culmination of a lot of perseverance and hard work by the young crooner. "I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life," Testa candidly shares in a press release. "My EP represents me as a person and a musician, my taste in music and everything I want to stand for."

Born in Costa Rica and raised in Los Angeles, where he received a well-rounded musical education from his parents, Testa has been pursuing music since he began playing violin at 7 years old. By 11, he was writing songs in his bedroom with an electric guitar and cutting them on a TASCAM tape recorder, both given to him as birthday gifts from his father. Testa went on to study viola at the prestigious Interlochen Music School in northern Michigan. 

Testa's The End was executive produced by multiple GRAMMY winning producer Dan Wilson who knows a thing or two about crafting timeless tunes. He previously worked with artists like Pink, Dierks Bentley, Dixie Chicks, Keith Urban and Adele on critically-acclaimed projects. In fact, Wilson won one of his GRAMMYs for producing and co-writing Adele's evergreen ballad "Someone Like You."

December 13, 2013 | Permalink