Filtering by Tag: Living the Dream
I’m amazed by the power of music. You could say I’m “In Awe”! Sometimes I feel totally humbled by how beautiful and magicial music can be like when I listen to Freddie Mercury sing "Somebody to Love" or Ray Charles perform a spine tingling live version of "Georgia on my Mind". It makes me have a kinda Wayne's World "We’re not worthy moment" (FYI if you haven’t seen this movie you have to).
It wasn’t that long ago I was going through a tough time where I felt like I was rebuilding my life and chasing this wild dream while most of my friends were settling down, getting married and having kids. Sometimes I’ve felt crazy to have this dream but I have no choice I know in my gut that this is what I am meant to do.
So one night when I was in a bit of a dark place my friend dragged me out to see this amazing band play and all of a sudden I felt lifted out of the darkness and filled with joy. Like I say in the song “It made me dance when I was low, gave me a friend when I needed one so”. The next morning I woke up and wrote “In Awe of You” it just came pouring outta me.
About a month before that I met my producer Roy Hamilton III who had worked with Michael Jackson and Britney Spears and sold over 70 million records worldwide. We connected on a soul music level that's hard to describe. His grandfather Roy Hamilton was a R&B recording artist and performer with Epic Records from the late 1940's to the 60's. His recordings of songs like "Unchained Melody" influenced artists like Elvis Presley, Jackie Wilson and the Righteous Brothers. I'd like to think some of that musical history rubbed off on us while in the recording studio.
"In Awe of You" is a fan favourite at my live shows so as a thank you for all of the love & support, I am giving this single away for free! All you have to do is sign up for my insiders list here:
Studio Pic from when we recorded the song at the Backroom Collective