John Corabi, former vocalist of The Dead Daisies, Mötley Crüe and more, has released a new single, “Cosi Bella (So Beautiful).” The song is available now on all digital platforms (https://ffm.to/cosibella), and a video can be seen below.
“Cosi Bella (So Beautiful)” was produced and co-written in Nashville, Tennessee, with Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne). It is the first of several new singles coming.
“Cosi Bella’ came about from a writing session I did with Marti for The Dead Daisies ‘Burn It Down’ record,” Corabi said. “I had the initial verse idea and a chorus that didn’t quite work for the tune. I played it for Marti, and he liked the idea but gave me a better idea for the chorus. We recorded the rough idea on my phone, with both of us just scatting the melody.
“The Daisies heard the idea but felt it didn’t quite fit their format, so I put it to bed for a bit. After leaving the band in 2019, I started to revisit old ideas I had and sat down and recorded the track. Being new to ProTools, I took the song as far as I could and sent it to Marti to produce. I explained the song was musically inspired to a degree by ‘Penny Lane’ by The Beatles and ‘Killer Queen’ by Queen, so Marti and his son Evan recut the drums and bass, and added some horns, and sprinkled their magical fairy dust on the track to give it that shiny polished sound! I wrote the lyrics, and after singing the song, I felt ‘So Beautiful’ was kind of an average title, so I looked those words up in a translation app and found it in Italian (cosi bella) and felt it had a nice ring to it! It’s not what some people truly expect from me, but I love the way the song turned out, and it’s just a happy little upbeat love song with a twist! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.”
Corabi is a true journeyman in the hard rock world, with his resume including stints as lead vocalist for The Scream, Mötley Crüe, The Eric Singer Project (ESP), Union and The Dead Daisies, and guitarist for Ratt.