December 10, 2021

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce that So Close To Heaven, the fifth album by Italian melodic rockers Lionville, will be released on 11th February 2022. A first single and video from it entitled Cross My Heart is available from today.

Lionville are held in high regard by AOR fans worldwide and this new record will further cement their standing as one of the premiere acts in the melodic genre. Among many highlights, it includes a duet between vocalist Lars Safsund and guest singer Robbie LaBlanc on This Time, plus a cover of Arrow Through My Heart, a song that was written by Richard Marx, Bruce Gaitsch and Fee Waybill during the sessions that produced Marx’s 1989 album smash Repeat Offender.

Lionville was founded in 2010 by singer, songwriter and guitarist Stefano Lionetti (initially with his brother Alessandro), with Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art, Enbound) soon enlisted as lead vocalist. Following two indie efforts, the group signed to Frontiers and a further brace of highly praised albums, A World Of Fools (2017) and Magic Is Alive (2020), have resulted in them becoming one of the best loved acts on the label’s roster.

So Close To Heaven showcases Lionville‘s winning combination of strong songwriting, stellar musicianship and – of course – superb singing. It is a must hear for all fans of AOR/melodic rock.

So Close To Heaven

  1. This Time
  2. Cross My Heart
  3. The World Is On Fire
  4. Can’t Live Without Your Love
  5. True Believer
  6. We Are One
  7. Only The Brave
  8. Angel Without Wings
  9. I’ll Be Waiting Tonight
  10. Arrow Through My Heart
  11. So Close To Heaven

Stefano Lionetti – guitars, backing vocals, keyboards
Lars Säfsund – lead & backing vocals
Michele Cusato – guitars
Fabrizio Caria – piano & keyboards
Giulio Dagnino – bass
Martino Malacrida – drums