I’m just back from a trip to New York for a photo shoot, the details of which I can’t wait to share with you, but unfortunately have to wait to share with you. Below are a couple things I’m very excited about that are shareable, and thus much better material for a newsletter.
Last August, Ellis of the band San Fermin reached out to see if I’d like to work with him on a song for an ongoing series of collaborative tracks he releases through his label. I knew of him and his beautiful music and was happy for the opportunity to team up. Just this past week we released the song, “Dream Yourself Awake” along with a lyric video I made with my in-house art director.
Very Condensed Timeline of How the Song Was Made:
-Ellis first sent a few sketches and ideas. I found them to be very cool.
-I emailed him back:
hope you are having ok weird holidays!
finally getting a chance to sit down and spend more time with what you've sent-- so cool!!!
when you get a chance and only if you still want to, would you send stems for
4. Clicky Beat
6. Breathy Vox
8. Slow Strings
9. Glass arpeggios
i can totally work with mp3s for now, no rush.
-I recorded some of my own ideas, sketches, elaborations upon and manipulations of what his stems and sent this demo of sketches back:
Ellis sent back a more fully fleshed out track which I loved.
And then a bounty of emails, texts, idea addition and subtraction, building, deconstruction, Killing Eve episodes and several months later..
Ellis and I will share more of the song building process in coming weeks but just wanted to give you all an exclusive sneak peek.
Additional New Content Share:
A while back I mentioned I was working on a couple remixes— the first one is now out! For the song The Contours, from the band Owen:
This coming Thursday the 24th is my first live show since everything and.. I have to go rehearse right now! More updates from re-entering live-show life very soon.
all my best,
Live-show life! What beautiful words. Sunday my wife and I will be going to see George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic in Central Park. (If you'd timed your visit a little better you could have come with . . .) In September, exactly one week after your show at the Beacon with Julien Baker, we'll be going to see Devo at Radio City! So I've already got three concerts lined up, life is almost wonderful again.