Hello family, friends, songwriters and musicians!
Those of you that know me well understand that I had taken a break from writing and producing my own works to help others launch their demo EPs last year. Josh Hawkins, Mandy Shay and Jackson Tillman were all great successes that I am proud to have worked on and been a part of in a variety of ways.
I’ve been decidedly quiet over the past few months but diligently working on a new full length album for Merique Hanekom that I am very excited to tell you about.
Merique and I met on SoundCloud in November 2014 and when I heard her singing voice for the first time, I knew immediately that she was the perfect voice for a couple of songs I had written and her voice alone inspired me to write several more that were swimming around in my head but had no outlet within my current circle of influence.
Merique is from Cape Town, South Africa and is a talented songwriter/composer in her own right with a captivating vocal style.
Seizing on her strengths, we have co-written eight songs together. Over the past year, we have worked very hard to create a strong theme-based project with lyrics and melodies that enhance and complement Merique’s unique vocal abilities.
We were originally going to record the music here at Studio Seven and have Merique record the vocal tracks in South Africa and finally mix/master the songs here in Oklahoma City.
As is often the case, when you are doing what you love to do, moving in a direction with clear focused intent and purpose, providence takes over and things we cannot even imagine at the onset begin to happen.
So I am happy to announce that Merique will be arriving in Oklahoma City the second week of August to record all the songs at Lunacy Records/Studio Seven! We will also be taking advantage of this opportunity to shoot a music video for one of the songs on the album while she is here.
Without giving too much away, the project is going to be something really special for Merique and assist in launching what, in my opinion, will prove to be a very promising career.
For myself, I am honored to work with a talented and gifted person such as Merique and as her writer/producer look forward to watching her soar.
If you have any questions or would like further information, feel free to reach out to me.
Thank you all so much for your support and in some cases, patience.