Classic hard rockers CORELEONI recently announced their signing to Atomic Fire Records alongside their upcoming album, which is incisively titled »III« and will be released on May 13th, 2022. Today, the group have launched a music video for new single, ‘Let Life Begin Tonight’ that perfectly sets the tone for the aforementioned record and additionally gives fans a good first impression of the band’s new lead vocalist Eugent Bushpepa. Created by Kevin Merz, the video can be viewed over on YouTube,
Says founding member/guitarist Leo Leoni: “With the band and especially with the entry of Eugent, we have made some kind of a new start. Sometimes that’s what life just needs. And it feels great. It’s a bit like setting off for completely new shores, with a lot of emotions and a lot of euphoria.”
Founded in 2018, CORELEONI surprised the rock community with their »The Greatest Hits – Part 1«, which was released seemingly overnight. The album, which revived the old GOTTHARD classics – and with them the spirit of the time – caused quite a stir.
New on board with CORELEONI is singer Eugent Bushpepa. With his powerful voice, he adds a whole new level of authenticity and old spirit to the songs. “I don’t think anyone has released an album like this in a long time,” Leo Leoni states. “Hardly anyone thinks and writes in this way anymore or still uses Les Pauls guitars and Marshall amps the way we do. Personally, as a rock fan, I’ve missed that a lot in recent years. And Eugent Bushpepa has turned out to be an absolute stroke of luck for that. He underlines vocally exactly what I feel like doing and what I want to hear on a new rock album.”
Born in Tirana/Albania, the musician and songwriter Eugent Bushpepa started his career early: already at the age of six, he won a national singing competition. After school, he moved to Bologna/Italy to study dentistry until he began his professional career with the band SUNRISE in 1998. With them, he opened for DEEP PURPLE and Duff McKagan (ex-GUNS N’ ROSES) among others. Since 2011, he has been working as a vocal coach for the TV format »The Voice Of Albania«. In 2018, he represented his home country at the »Eurovision Song Contest« in Lisbon (song: ‘Mall’) and reached the seventh position.
“The first time I actually noticed Eugent was at the ESC,” says Leo Leoni about him. “I liked his voice right away and I also liked his ESC song. Then when we got into the situation of having to look for a new singer, he immediately came back to my mind and I just contacted him. He was astonished at first and pleased alike. He is a great singer and an amazingly great person. He has an incredible amount of soul and emotion in his voice and his way of making music. That fascinates me a lot and I hope you guys out there as well.”
Eugent Bushpepa | vocals
Leo Leoni | guitars
Jgor Gianola | guitars
Mila Merker | bass
Alex Motta | drums