Talkhouse Music asked me to review an upcoming album release that I was excited about, and I jumped at the chance to talk about Sufjan Steven‘s newest record, Carrie & Lowell. I have a long history of admiration of Sufjan’s music and this new material is a deeply moving collection of lyrically unrestrained songwriting and understated grooves. Read my entire review, here: http://bit.ly/1NzW4vG
Some of the work that I’m the most happy about from the last year are the three illustrated lyric videos that I made for songs from my latest solo album, Love Without Fear. I know a lot of you have seen the videos for “Disappearing” and “A Song Can Be About Anything” already, and now I’ve released a new one for my song “Love Without Fear.” I love seeing them side by side. Creating these pieces was a completely new kind of challenge for me, surprisingly complex and difficult but very fun.
We’ve revamped my Pledge Music Campaign! You can still order the album, vinyl & deluxe album book/cd, but we’ve added some cool new exclusives as well, including: more Skype songwriting reviews, personalized signed vinyl test pressings, customized Free Life CDs, and signed prints of my musical cartoons.
A while back I had the opportunity to write some songs with John Legend. One of the songs we wrote, “You & I (Nobody in the World),” is on his current album. I was really happy and proud of how the song turned out, and I’m just as excited about the video that he’s created for it. The images that the video pairs with our song make a beautiful and moving combination, IMHO. Check out the video for “You & I (Nobody In The World)”