This week we’re listening down to final mixes for a new project with Miss Anna Nelson. This is the point at which, with every album I’ve been a part of, all of the pieces begin to connect into a bigger unified tapestry. I can hear the songs, woven together, in the perfect sequence. I can see the visuals operating as a creative delivery system, sparking people’s interest and curiosity. And I start to count the days until we can share this new creation. Its no different this time. The anticipation is near killing me. But alas, I will have to master the art of patience as this project will run through the PR machine before being released in February.
So, as part of my exercise in patience, I sit in gratitude, thinking about the amazing people who have given their skills, talents and creativity for this project. Anna and Andy Toy truly crafted the overall sound for this new endeavor. They enlisted Bobby to co-write and help produce the intimate details of each song. The lot of musicians included Aaron Sterling, Jason McGerr, Jonathan Ahrens, Jared Rich, and Aaron Anderson. Bryan Cook is bringing his mix engineering brilliance. And Trever Hoehne and Jessie Simonson have been integral in art direction and styling. These are all extraordinarily talented friends…and of course, this list of names is not exhaustive. There are many more to thank…all of which will come in the proper time.
But for now, to assuage my desire to share the details of this project, here is Anna performing a cover of Oh Land’s ‘Rainbow’. More to come…! -jen