Lucio Battisti was an influential Italian singer-songwriter and composer. He is widely recognized for songs that defined the late 1960s and 1970s era of Italian songwriting.
Battisti released 18 studio albums from 1969 to 1994, with a significant portion of this catalogue translated into Spanish, English, French, and German. He was known to be an extremely reserved artist, performing only a small number of live concerts during his career. Already since 1978 he announced that he would speak to the public only through his musical work, limiting himself to the recording of studio albums and disappearing from the public scene.