Passion and resilience play a key role in helping you succeed to the top echelon of your dreams. The music industry is one of the fast-paced industries that even the most talented ones need help navigating. However, those who have embraced these two virtues have always found a way out and reached the top. Angelo Edalo Marinelli is a prolific musician who is an excellent example of someone who beat all odds to become an iconic artist.
Edalo is a multi-talented producer, composer, musician, and multi-instrumental artist born and raised in New York. He takes pride in being in the music industry for over a decade. Incredibly renowned for his work ethic and musical tunes that resonate with everyday music experiences, Edalo has managed to rub shoulders with great artists in the industry. He started partnerships in 2012 when he collaborated with Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls), Kenny Hawkins (Rick James, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige), and Jerry Livingston (Rick James) to write the track, “Mariposa”.
For every artist to remain relevant in the music industry, they must keep their audience engaged. Artists who can release hit after hit have always found a way to build an audience with their fans. Edalo combines his unique musical tunes and instruments to produce timely releases. Some of the singles he has produced include “Break Free”, “True To The Mission”, “To the Sun Again”, “Before the Storm”, “Find My Way”, and “All the Time”.
In addition, Edalo is set to release his new album, Mirage, on April 14, 2023. Mirage is a combination of pop and R&B vocals with varieties of house, deep house, drum & bass, and feel-good music. “My mission with Mirage is just to create a safe space for those who listen,” Edalo says. The release will be the first of its kind from the musician, featuring his vocals.
But also, the journey to the top has not been easy for Edalo. He faced several hurdles, including poverty, homelessness, abuse, and mental illness. “I overcame them by working hard, keeping my nose to the grindstone, and having the courage not to do things that weren't meant for me,” he says.
Edalo wants other aspiring artists to know that life is not easy and that overcoming challenges will always be rewarding. No matter how hard it gets, always keep moving, as life will keep moving with or without you. Additionally, he believes that at the end of the day, life will judge you based on how you treat people. “Karma is a true lesson in life, and if you're good to life, life will be good back to you,” he shares.
Determined to scale higher in the music industry, Edalo believes there is so much greatness within him. In the coming years, he aspires to do more collaborations with prominent artists and hit the global music scene. He also envisions playing more festivals and a one-off show in Hawaii. There is no doubt that Edalo is an artist to watch out for, especially through the release of Mirage, which is set to bring a new wave to the music industry.