Acclaimed guitarist, saxophonist and vocalist Michael Battista on Monday announced his new single, "Who Will You Serve," going for adds at Christian CHR/Hot AC and Christian AC radio outlets. The song is a cut from Battista's latest album, titled, After All These Years.
"I have been blessed to be exposed to many unique and eclectic genres of music during my musical journey. I feel like my new single fuses many of these influences together and I'm excited to share it with my audience," Battista says. "More importantly, I want to give God all the glory, because without Him, none of this would be possible."
On his latest productions, Battista has returned to his electric guitar roots and incorporated it back into his music. In addition, he says he has fallen in love with the sound of an orchestra, and now composes all of the orchestration that accompanies his new music.
Musically prodigious, Battista started developing his vocal talent as early as two years old. He was playing the piano at three, and added drums at five, often joining his musician father during rehearsals. When he turned eleven, Battista's father suggested he take saxophone lessons and he soon joined his father playing sax at Sicilian weddings.
Eventually, Battista discovered the guitar, which would become a career staple and ended up leading him to play many different genres, including rock, blues, Top 40, funk, and more. After an unsuccessful search for vocalists for his original projects, he eventually discovered his own abilities as a vocalist.
He currently performs in and around the Los Angeles area, with a steady gig at the Red O Restaurant in Newport Beach, Calif., where he showcases a variety of genres based on Spanish and electric guitar.