David Belle is an award winning film producer and social entrepreneur who recently turned his focus to music as a singer-songwriter, musician and producer. The Beginning is Belle’s debut album co-written and co-produced with Alessandro Meynardi and recorded at their Black Lotus recording studios in Los Angeles. Also appearing on The Beginning are Lorenzo Meynardi (drums), Riccardo Gresino (piano/organ), Rafi (backing vocals), Josie Maran (Lead vocals) and Grammy-winning Charlie McCoy (harmonica).
Belle previously co-produced the benefit album Let the Rhythm Lead with Rock n Roll Hall of fame inductee Jackson Browne and singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer Jonathan Wilson. Browne’s track for the project, "Love is Love," was co-written with Belle. It has subsequently been re-recorded and the new version of the song is included on Browne’s most recent album Downhill from Everywhere.