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Roméo Testa’s EP OUT October 22

Roméo Testa’s “The End” Out October 22

Introducing L.A.-based musician Roméo Testa, a rare voice that can seamlessly blend rock, blues and soul into one potent pop music package, which is displayed on his debut, a six-song EP entitled The End, to be released through a distribution and label services arrangement with ATO Records on October 22nd.

Romeo Testa to release six song debut EP, The End, on October 22nd

“I’ve been waiting for this moment my whole life,” Testa explains. “This EP represents me as a person and a musician, my taste in music and everything I want to stand for.” Executive-produced by Dan Wilson, The End features six songs that include Testa’s true honesty and the journey he’s endured up to this point. The track “Still Misunderstood,” is a song Roméo dedicates to victims of bullying.

The EP also features “The Hardest Part,” a song dedicated to Testa’s older brother, who died from bone marrow cancer. “Wish Me Well,” a song about leaving loved ones to pursue your dreams. “With You,” a tender love song written from Testa’s experience getting lost on the bus on the way to Hyde Park in London. The cheeky “I’m Down,” Testa’s double entendre retort to a girlfriend set to leave him. And last, “Light It Up” has the anthemic feel of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes.”

Born in Costa Rica and raised in Los Angeles, where he received a well-rounded musical education from his parents, Testa has been pursuing his muse since he began playing violin at 7 years old. By 11, he was writing songs in his bedroom with an electric guitar and cutting them on a TASCAM tape recorder, both given to him as birthday gifts from his father. Roméo went on to study viola at the prestigious Interlochen Music School in northern Michigan. Signed to a record contract on the strength of a single song. Testa immersed himself in creating music over the past two years and now, he’s turned his attention to performing those songs before live audiences.

For Roméo Testa, The End is just the beginning, and for me his mother I am so happy to have had the opportunity to document/ photograph the rise of my shining star.

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