Songwriting has been a pillar in the life of Filo Vals since he first picked up a guitar, aged just six years old. Influenced by the likes of Paolo Nutini, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley and Jack Johnson, a love with music developed almost instantly, and a few years later he took the step to learn the piano. As soon as he turned eighteen, he moved straight to London to pursue a career in music.
Filo Vals released his first single Mr World in April 2017 to unprecedented critical acclaim. The track was selected from BBC introducing artist section in Devon, before being chosen by Ford Italy to be the soundtrack for the new Ford Fiesta. The track was then featured as the soundtrack for the Italian movie “Chi M’ha Visto” last October. As a result, the single increased Vals notoriety and led to appearances on important live performances such as the Battiti Live Festival in front of 15k people, broadcasted on National TV. Mr.World ultimately managed to stay on the Top 10 of Spotify Italy Viral Charts for a number of weeks.
The new single “Dance” is a perfect vision of that ideal summer.. It’s a larger sound than we’re used to from the Italian songwriter, but continues with his vintage songwriting style.
“This song is about not taking yourself too seriously. Just dance and be free. Life and day-to-day stress in 2018 can be difficult to see past, so it’s massively important to take a step back and forget what other people think. Go with the flow and enjoy yourself!”
He’s shared a very special, self-directed video to accompany..