After much success with his 2006 debut, “Extraordinary”, Mike Previti’s 2008 follow up “Lights”, is a sophomore effort that cannot be denied. Produced by Anthony J. Resta (Collective Soul, Duran Duran, Elton John, Shawn Mullins), “Lights” is a collection of songs about strength, hope and spirit that make you believe from the first note, that Previti is an artist at the top of his game, ready to take the world stage.
“I’ve been waiting to do a record like this for a long time”, Previti says. “These six songs encapsulate all that I’m about at this point in my life, and also show my ability to write a strong song, and give it depth, whatever type of song I write”.
Depth in his writing and professionalism as an artist is what allowed Previti to team up with producer Resta, who was blown away with Previti’s songwriting abilities from the start. Previti’s professionalism and determination also led to Collective Souls Ryan Hoyle, tracking drums for five of the six songs on “Lights”.
“Now the plan is to get out there and play live”, Previti, says. “Playing live is so much a part of who I am”.
Previti’s energetic live shows are a big part of the equation as to who Mike Previti is as an artist.
“Giving these songs to an audience in a live setting is such a different dynamic, almost spiritual at points. I think it’s important to have that part of the experience as well”.
Songs of life, hope and everything in between, we are clued in on Previti’s outlook on the world to bring us a fresh perspective and a distinct sound that will grab anyone’s attention. Conviction, drive and heart are the backbone of this true artist, who is ready to standout, to be seen and to be heard.