*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Kevin Bessey*
Kevin Bessey is a singer/songwriter from Las Vegas, Nevada. His fourth and latest album, “Giovanni” is an indie/electronic pop album that mixes the stories of Don Giovanni and Faust to create a new emotional narrative album that explores our deepest darkest desires. In “All That You Wanted,” Giovanni makes a deal with the devil to satisfy his lusts with gifts of charm. In the next four songs, he satisfies himself and then discards his victims. In “Last Call,” he is given one more chance to redeem himself and escape his contract with the devil. He refuses the opportunity and in the title track he is dragged down to hell. It’s a perfect album for the spooky season of October.
While listening to an aria in his music history class in college, Kevin discovered that classic opera’s had incredibly catchy melodies. He realized that he could reintroduce the world to these classic melodies by putting them in a modern context. After months of listening to operas in search of the best melodies, Kevin wrote his collection. Apart from showcasing classic melodies, his album also conveys the passionate love and emotional tragedy of opera.
On his previous album, ‘Popera,’ Kevin interpolated and adapted melodies from several classic operas, restructuring them to create entirely new songs. Apart from showcasing classic melodies, his album also conveys the passionate love and emotional tragedy of opera to those who would otherwise never listen.
Kevin quit a successful job in the field of economics to pursue his music career and so, his music shows the dichotomy of logic and emotion.