The final week of our Summer Session has arrived. This has been our sixth album and we’re happy to see it go out with a bang as Shannon Fayth leads us on an epic story of love poems between her Grandfather and Grandmother when he was in the army and courting her through handwritten letters.
As always, you may add this song to your collection for $1 but, since this is the end of the session, you now have the option to purchase the album in it’s entirety for $9.99 (for 14 tracks) within the post. You will receive uncompressed WAV files of all of the songs and support each of our artists who have worked so hard to bring this Summer Session to you.
It is the penultimate week of our Summer Session and it is the first time for a couple of years that we have heard a song like this. Joseph threw the song out to our collaborators and we finished up with a personal electronic ballad that has an entrancing, ‘other-worldly’ drama to it.
Take a listen to the podcast to hear the track and also hear Joseph talk about how fulfilling the journey from his initial idea to the finished product was. You can own this song, as you can all the others in this Summer’s session for just one single dollar by clicking on the shopping cart icon on the widget below.
Our Summer Session is nearing its close but not before we hear once again from Fox in the Fold. This is the second track written by Brendan Dalton this Summer and it is just as incredible as his first. Take a listen to the podcast to hear Brendan talk about how happy he was to get behind the piano again to write this song and how he was so pleased to hear the song unfold as the parts were recorded and submitted.
This song quickly took on a life of its own after Steven Wendt uploaded an open-ended structure of a drum groove, acoustic guitar, and a synth which we referred to as “Twinkle Twankle.” Steven’s goal was to open it up to the group and see what it eventually evolved into and, in the end, in took on a Reggae groove complete with lyrics and a mini bass solo.
Shannon Fayth returns with her 3rd tune this session, a groovy soft rock ballad with an instrumental simplicity and focus on vocals similar to The Eagles. In the interview, Shannon gives some more insight on her writing style and how this 4.5 minute song was fully written in 9 minutes.
Beautifully Blue can be purchased to add to your collection for $1. That’s cheaper than buying Shannon a cup of coffee. (Which she doesn’t appear to need because she’s creating new songs at lightning speed.)
The beauty of Songs On Sunday is the ability for songwriters to test new vibes, write for specific sounds or voices, and to not feel like they have to take up space on their album in order to test their experiment. Dan Carter returns with his third track this summer, a bluesy folk groove that harnesses the power of Chris Hall’s saxophones, which were Dan’s driving force for wanting to write the semi-autobiographical song.
All You Really Need features many new collaborators to SOS, and if you want to show your support to this amazingly diverse community of artists, please consider buying the song for $1 to add to your collection. Til next time!
Laura Bowman, a frequent collaborator with Songs On Sunday brings a much-needed look at ourselves after the recent shootings in Charleston, South Carolina with this thoughtful, folksy ballad.
Week 7 is a real treat. Fox in the Fold brings us a beautiful, driven, piano ballad with echoes of Ben Folds or Badly Drawn Boy. Take a listen and add the track to your own collection.
For our 6th release this summer we welcome back Tony Aguirre for another go in the writers’ chair. Tony had this idea knocking around in head for 10 years before a chance change-up of instrumentation helped him to find a new voice for the song and it all grew from there
Shannon Fayth returns to Songs on Sunday with her second track of the Summer. Take a listen to her soulful, melodic groove.
Kyle Justin Harden penned this week’s offering. This spiritual, moving piece is a great example of how a song can grow and change over time. You can find out how by listening to the podcast.
Dan Carter is the writer behind this weeks Folk Rock ballad. Take a listen to the podcast to hear him discuss the song and the benefits of working collaboratively then treat yourself by purchasing the track.
Long-collaborator and multitalented songstress Shannon Fayth is behind this week’s song with this deep soulful groove. Take a listen to the track and to her explain her writing style.
Our Summer Session opens with a bang with this track by SOSstudio founder Jordan Woods-Robinson. Take a listen to hear the track and hear Jordan talk about the challenges of having so many different people contribute.
We have been looking forward to beginning our next Songs on Sunday session ever since the last one ended and now the time to begin is almost upon us.