Stefano Langone could have gotten lost in the “American Idol” machine.
The season 10 finalist – Jennifer Lopez selected him as her wild card –finished in seventh place and landed a record deal with Hollywood Records as well as management from “Idol’s” 19 Entertainment and Red Light Management.
A handful of singles were issued, including 2012’s dance-pop confection “I’m on a Roll” and slow burner “Yes to Love.” Both singles generated some buzz, but weren’t radio hits. And like numerous “Idol” alum, Langone’s post-show deals were short-lived and he exited before issuing a debut.
But Langone refused to become another entry in “Idol’s” storied spin cycle. He took the reins of his career, launching his L.A.-based SpeakerMind Production company in October and restarted work on his long-gestating debut. Pop & Hiss has the premiere of the project's latest single, “Fill My Cup.”
Produced by Dave'Ron "DMadd" Madden, who is also featured on the track and co-founded the production company alongside Langone, the sexy jam dials up the slinky R&B-pop that his earlier major label offerings watered down (we can't post the dirtier version of the single).
Listen to “Fill My Cup” ahead of its official release on Tuesday. Langone’s forthcoming debut, “Obsession,” is due later this year.