Thursday, September 12, 2019

Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir - Lift Me Up

Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir release TURNING TIDES (EP) on September 27th, 2019. After an exciting 2018, the band returned to the studio at the top of 2019 with a batch of new songs.

In an effort to break old habits and strive to evolve musically and lyrically, Brown found new inspiration in changes and experiences in his personal life, leading him to view the world through a new lens. Brown and his wife/band mate recently welcomed a baby girl into the world. This experience was one of the main lyrical inspirations for these songs. More specifically, it has been a time of extreme reflection and awareness. The songs are about love, partnership, searching for inner strength, dreams, and ultimately desiring to spread positive message. Phrases like “we got hope burning like fire,” and “lift me up / don’t hold me under / I got lightning veins / I got a rolling thunder,” display a new found sense of strength and confidence in Brown.

Always inspired by the work of Producers Brian Eno (U2), Daniel Lanois (U2), and David M. Allen (The Cure), Brown intentionally strives for big sound while creating a sense of space and beauty. This approach leaves room for words and messages to spread positive light, all while maintaining a sense of intimacy.

Entering the studio with sketches and templates, the songs reach new heights when members Tiffany Brown (Keys/Vocals), Adam Blake (Drums), Jason Legler (Bass), and Trent Nelson (Guitar) enter the equation. The musical language between these individuals becomes indescribable when they share the same space.

Producer Joe Richmond and Mastering Engineer Rueben Cohen of Lurssen Mastering round out the process of making TURNING TIDES.

And with that, the tides have turned.

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