CD released: Nov 17, 2023

Cat No: FRCD1369
Barcode: 8024391136928
Packaging: CD Jewel Case

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to present the upcoming debut album
SOLEDRIVER (Sweet / Del Vecchio), which is a collaboration between two extremely
talented and prolific songwriters, musicians, and producers, Michael Sweet (Stryper, Iconic,
Sweet & Lynch) and Alessandro Del Vecchio (Edge Of Forever, Hardline, Jorn). 'Soul Inside'
sees these two incredible talents joining forces to make a killer melodic rock album that only
they could create. In their studio work, both Sweet and Del Vecchio have a shared vision of
very detailed productions, and both love crystal-clear arrangements. But both never forget
the power that a rock album needs to have, so 'Soul Inside' showcases great, powerful
but nothing overwhelms the vocals and beauty of the melodies. To put it simply, the album
is melodic rock in the style of Journey and Foreigner, but on steroids and with the unique
Sweet and Del Vecchio sonic stamp on it. 'I’ve always been a metalhead at heart, but as
much as I love metal, I love the melodic and 'song' oriented side of music. Songs that move
you and songs that touch your soul. So many bands from 70’s and 80’s did just that. I’m
proud to say that as much as I listened to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, I also listened to
Loverboy, Toto, Foreigner, Survivor, Journey, and many others. That’s what makes me who I
am today. Diversity. So, I’ve always wanted to do an album that takes you back to those days
and here it is'; exclaims Sweet. 'Working with Alessandro Del Vecchio has been an absolute
pleasure and he’s an amazing talent. We worked together to record and produce an album
we’re both very proud of. Every song has something powerful to say yet makes its own
statement musically and lyrically. I could not be more excited about this release and I’m
blessed to be able to work with a company (Frontiers) that allows me to follow and capture
my dreams,' Sweet adds. 'It all started during the pandemic when Frontiers asked me to
write a collaboration song featuring multiple artists Frontiers artists. Michael and I got in
touch about that and kept in contact after that. I was surprised when he asked me to do an
album together, one on which we would capture the melodic side of his singing and writing.
We still couldn’t fully hold back the power and fire that Michael has, but what we
accomplished on 'Soul Inside' is something that really reflects what an album with the two
of us would sound like: melodic, anthemic, and with deep and spiritual lyrical message'; says
Del Vecchio. 'One of the many cool things about working with Michael on this album was
him asking me to play all guitars on the album as well. This is something I never do, but he
thought I was really capturing the essence of these songs. So, here I am for the first time
delivering the guitar parts I had in my head while writing these songs. I’m very honored to be
teamed up with Michael as we share the same love for great sounding albums and we are
perfectionists who never deliver below 100% and certainly always aim to go beyond our
limits. I’m sure you’re gonna end up singing, humming, and whistling these songs after you
hear the album, while still being captured by the delivery of the vocals and the music, where
passion, fire, and depth all melted into the essence of these songs.'; concludes Del Vecchio.