Al Di Meola Unveils New Single "Ava's Dance In The Moonlight" And Corresponding Music Video From His Upcoming Album Twentyfour

Article Contributed by JP Cutler Media | Published on Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Ionic guitarist and composer Al Di Meola has released his latest single "Ava's Dance In The Moonlight" from his highly anticipated new album, Twentyfour.

The inspiration behind "Ava's Dance In The Moonlight" came from a heartwarming moment in the studio. As Al was composing the song, his daughter, Ava, entered the studio to bid him goodnight. Captivated by the first notes of the melody, Ava began to dance ballet-style, providing Al with a moment of inspiration that led to the creation of the song. Drawing from this enchanting performance and the tender moment shared with his daughter, Al crafted a beautiful ode to the innocence and magic of childhood.

With its emotive melody, "Ava's Dance In The Moonlight" is a testament to Al Di Meola's ability to capture the essence of a moment and translate it into music that resonates with listeners on a profound level. The music video is an homage to the story of its creation and embodies the innocence as well as the dark times in which it was created.

Listen to the new single here: Ava's Dance In The Moonlight (Ink to)

Watch the new music video here:

Originally conceived as an acoustic project reflecting the challenges of the pandemic era, Twentyfour has evolved into a grand production featuring orchestral arrangements and electric guitars. The album represents a departure from Al Di Meola's usual acoustic style, showcasing his versatility and musical evolution.

Al Di Meola's Twentyfour is a testament to creativity. Al's initial intention to craft a reflective acoustic album on the challenges of the time expanded exponentially as he found himself unable to resist the allure of boundless musical exploration.

Over the span of four years, Twentyfour blossomed into a masterpiece, brimming with intricately woven melodies, diverse instrumentation, and captivating highlights. It's a journey through Al's musical evolution, showcasing his virtuosity and vision in those challenging times. Each track is a moment within these four years and a contemporary witness to the events. Released on earMUSIC, the album will be available digitally, as a 2LP gatefold, and double CD.

Pre-order the new album here: Twentyfour (ink to)

Al Di Meola on tour in Europe and America:
May 31, 2024 -- Kaserne -- Open Air, Saarburg, Germany
June 2, 2024 -- Opera Nova Bydgoszcz, Bydgoszcz, Poland
June 20, 2024 -- Memorial Hall, Cincinnati, OH
June 21, 2024 -- The Kent Stage, Kent, OH
June 22, 2024 -- Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, MI
June 25, 2024 -- Koerner Hall, Toronto, Canada
July 21, 2024 -- Jazz Open Stuttgart, German