Incredibly excited to be traveling to Johannesburg, South Africa in less than 2 weeks, to record my first single UNITE with the legendary SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR!
We didn’t read the Kick-starter deadline in time, which was a shame, it definitely would have helped the project, but not to worry, we are still pushing ahead and making it happen!
So here is a little background on how the song came about…
It all started out as a jam at my producer Adam Nicholas’ home studio in Tufnell Park London on a sunny afternoon last July. He played some nice chords with an African feel, and I started to write the song…
At first the song was entitled ‘No Difference’, but later decided on the title UNITE as that was the word friends remembered after playing it to a few people.
I think we wrote the song in about an hour, experimenting with chord changes and lyrics, a bridge section at the end… and we played it over and over again. Summery, positive, we had a good feeling about the track.
When my management heard the first draft, we added it to the provisional line up of tracks for the E.P, and later decided that it would be the main single for the E.P.
In December 2011 we went to Miloco studios in Shoreditch, London and recorded the vocals for the track..
But something was missing… we needed a choir!
Hence started the discussion about using a choir in South Africa…. after looking at a few options we reached out to The Soweto Gospel choir…. they heard the song and agreed… and the rest is history!
Stay tuned for blog updates while we are on the trip, and of course, the song itself
LOVE & LIGHT!