John DiBella is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The veteran musician has spent the better part of the last three decades making music both as a solo artist and with a number of other projects in and around Philly. Beginning in early 2021 he launched a new phase of his solo career with a string of new songs.
“Find the God Inside ” is the brand new single from John DiBella, released worldwide to all major streaming services on October 18, 2021. A quiet, melancholy acoustic piano sets the tone for this . The drums spin a hypnotic, syncopated 6/8 rhythm as John DiBella delivers a personal meditation on forgiveness, redemption and love. Ethereal vocal harmonies add to the dreamy vibes of this beautiful, introspective tune.
Check out “Find the God Inside ” below. You can also hear the song on the Deep Indie Songwriters playlist, or listen on your favorite streaming services. We had the chance to chat with John DiBella about his music. Check out his answers to our 8 questions below. And follow the links at the end of this article to connect with the artist. Get on his profiles and stay in the loop on all of the music to come from this multi talented artist.
8 Question with John DiBella
Where are you from?
I am from the Philadelphia, PA area
How long have you been making music?
Longer than I want to admit to. 30 yrs? I did an EP project under the artist name Veltlite several years ago too.
Who are the musicians involved in your project?
The song was recorded in Ardmore, PA at Silvertone Studios with Alfred Goodrich engineering and mixing. Freddy Rojo on drums, John Garcia piano, Inês Rebelo on backing vocals and me on lead vocal, bass and guitar.
Who are your biggest musical influences?
I like and listen to a wide range of music. But I think the music from the 70s influenced me most. The more melody and message driven stuff.
What is your greatest non-musical influence?
Films, Books and Family
What inspired you to create this project?
The concept came to me while I was falling asleep one night. But what was more of a personal concept developed more into a basic human concept as I wrote the lyrics. This is definitely one that was crafted and honed over time. I liken it to whittling more and more down to a sharper point or finding the right pieces of the puzzle to fit together. I would like to avoid assigning a specific meaning to the lyrics. I would like each listener to decide that for themselves.
What are your plans for the future (musically)?
I write and produce most of my music in my home studio. Find The God Inside was an exception. I have several songs in the recording queue and will release them as singles as I finish them. I hope to generate enough interest in my music through streaming services and social media that it would be worthwhile playing live in the Northeast region.
Is there anything else you would like to say?
I hope people like this song. And I hope the message of it can give a few minutes of relief from the toxic culture we seem to be living in now.