This month (January 2011) I've had the great pleasure and honour of working with an amazing artist and friend named LIGHTS on behalf of Warner Bros. Records.
For those of you who are unfamiliar (have you been living under a rock?) LIGHTS, is a Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter. She's known for composing and performing sythnpop music such as the songs "Drive My Soul", "Ice", "Saviour", "Second Go" and "February Air" and has performed internationally.
Right now she is in the process of recording a brand new album, collaborating with some exciting Canadian artists in a remote setting near Fort Erie, Ontario with an acclaimed producer named Tawgs. She'll also be traveling south of the border to Nashville to work on some of the songs as well.
It's almost impossible to put into words the feeling I had being in the same room with her as she worked on new songs - one of which I got to hear start from scratch. We had a good laugh that day as they perfected the "dirty hi hats" and "phunki bass" and synths - it was incredible watching it all come together. The talent in this small recording studio was staggering. My ears couldn't believe what they were hearing. She has matured beyond my wildest imagination as a musician and songwriter and the new music is going to take the world by storm, I can promise you that.
This photo (+video) project I'm working on with her during the recording process isn't entirely finished yet, which is why I can't share everything with you at this time. I will only share what her management makes public, so for now enjoy this little sneak peek below and there will be more content coming soon to my blog and hers this fall!
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