ARIA Award winner Anthony Callea will release his much anticipated 8th studio album FORTY LOVE on the 21st October.

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Powerhouse vocalist and ARIA Award winner Anthony Callea will release his much anticipated 8th studio album FORTY LOVE on October 21. The new single HEAVEN, from the forthcoming pop release, is available to stream and download NOW! This album marks Anthony’s 40th Birthday later this year and to celebrate the album’s release he will be performing an exclusive one night only live show in Melbourne on October 22 with tickets on sale now.

FORTY LOVE features Anthony at his core having co-written and co-produced all 11 original tracks. He has worked with some of the finest and most well respected writers including Matthew Gerrard, Jaakko Salovaara, Matt Morris, Kevin Randolph, Ross Fraser, John Foreman, along with exciting newcomers Andrew Lowden & Sam Telford. Produced by Liam Quinn, this sensational new vocally driven pop album highlights Anthony’s incomparable vocals with honest and emotive lyrics and melodies. The album also features a very special re-imagined acoustic version of The Prayer which is dedicated to his loyal and supportive fans. This was of course the song that spearheaded Anthony’s career on Australian Idol almost 18 years ago to the day and stopped Australian audiences in their tracks with one of the most memorable TV moments to date.

This brand new album for Anthony marks an evolution, with key tones of maturity, honesty, and authenticity, being a testament to this stage of his life. This period sees him extremely comfortable in his own skin, with a quiet realisation that with age comes acceptance of what you’ve achieved and lived through in life, but also the exciting fact that there is still so much ahead to constantly achieve and experience.

Anthony says, “This album celebrates my 40 years in this life, yeah I can’t believe it either?! It feels like nothing else I have ever released, it’s entirely ME expressed through music which I am so proud of. It celebrates and appreciates the love and happiness I am fortunate to have, whilst also taking stock of the unpredictability and highs and lows of life. It is my DNA carved and molded into music and lyrics and I truly hope it resonates with people for its stories and its pop melodies as we all navigate this thing called life!”

Anthony’s electrifying live shows and breathtaking performances are undoubtedly a key to his success. The Live & Exclusive Album Launch at Melbourne’s The Palms at Crown promises to be a fun, exciting and dynamic live experience which cannot be missed. Anthony would have to be one of the most successful touring artists in the country and this concert will no doubt once again sell out!

Anthony added, “It’s such a privilege to do what I do, and so to every person who has embraced my music, come to my concerts, and supported me for nearly two decades, I am forever grateful. I could not release this new album without a live show, so I cannot wait to celebrate as I take to the stage with my full band showcasing FORTY LOVE for the very first time as well as some sure fire hits to party as we all know how! Thank you, I truly hope you connect with this album as much as I do and can’t wait to see what the next 40 years brings for us all.”

The ARIA Award winner is undoubtedly one of Australia’s finest entertainers with a career now spanning 18 years, 8 albums, TV Concert Specials, countless concert tours, major event performances and TV show appearances. Anthony Callea has had 3 albums debuted at #1 on the ARIA album charts, joining a very exclusive club made up of Australian music royalty – John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Keith Urban and The John Butler Trio – as the only Australian artists in history to have three or more albums debut at #1. He was handpicked to perform for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Pavarotti, toured with the likes of Celine Dion and Whitney Houston and his debut single, ‘The Prayer’ remains the fastest selling single in Australian history.

FORTY LOVE is an album for the fans encapsulating the DNA of Anthony Callea.