Josh Groban and Andrea Bocelli have teamed up once more.
This time they collaborate on the song “We Will Meet Once Again” for Bocelli’s newest album “Si” and Groban’s album “Bridges”.
These two powerhouse voices are the perfect pairing for such a beautiful piece of music.
Twenty years ago, Josh Groban’s career took off, and a part of that success was thanks to Andrea Bocelli. Groban talks about what happened.
“A duet almost 20 years in the making. I owe so much to an early opportunity I had, I was 17 and in high school and asked to be a stand in singer for Andrea Bocelli when he was stuck on a plane for the Grammys rehearsals. (Longer story how THAT even happened). A terrified, pimple faced and blissfully naive kid sang his heart out that afternoon and the rest is history. Meeting him backstage when he finally arrived I just thought “how cool is this? What a world this is.” He went on to do the telecast, and I went back to history class at LACHSA (who were so understanding and supportive). I didn’t have an inkling where my life would take me after that. The bridges left to cross. This song, aptly titled We Will Meet Once Again, is one of my favorites I’ve ever co-written and recorded. It has so much meaning to me. Last night in the stunning setting of Portovenere we sang it for an audience for the first time. Here’s to more full circle surprises. They don’t come easy or often, but they sure are fun. Hope you enjoy. Grazie.”
For Bocelli’s album, the entire piece is performed in Italian while Groban’s album has some of the lyrics sung in English. The music for both versions is amazingly played by the talented musicians of the London Studio Orchestra.