July 24, 2013 in News

BGVs AWAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY!!!

Happily, I just got finished hearing someone who is much better than me add their voice to my album.

 Julia Dawn is a local singer/songwriter who has also worked with my own current personal hero (Colin Richet of Revelation Studios). We attend the same church, and have gotten to make music together a lot in the last while; most recently, I have been singing with her team at church, and she backed me up on piano and sweet harmonies when I recently performed a song from the upcoming EP called We Come To You.

 Check out Julia’s blog here.

 I will be having another very talented friend named Chelsea Boyd come in to add vocals as well later, and I expect to be just as disappointed in myself when I hear her sing my stuff as I was today hearing Julia. The whole time I was thinking “what if she just sang ALL the songs herself?” She will be modest, of course, but Julia has a killer set of pipes, and hearing her in the mix just brought it up to another level. She will be a listed guest vocalist on two of the songs: Face of Him and We Come To You, and I am so flattered that she respects my music and wanted to be an ongoing part of it!

After recording was done, Colin and Julia and I were listening to another artist that Colin is working with. After it was done playing, I interrupted the conversation to say,

“Hey guys… I am gonna be real here for a moment. If you are really honest with yourselves, can you admit that sometimes, when you hear someone who has that much talent, you just kind of want to stuff them into a potato sack and drown them in the river? …Just a bit? Because there can only be so much talent in the world, and they are hogging more than their fair share?”

I got some weird looks from the room at that point, I don’t mind telling you; that is the kind of day it has been.

Colin and Julia about to make magic:

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Jared

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