Happy to announce that I am the featured vocalist on Leah Paul's soon-to-be-released album, "We Will Do The Worrying" which will be released at a show on November 20th at The Bootleg Theater. Also featured will be Nick Mancini, Chris Speed, and The Koan Quartet. More details to come soon!
We Will Do The Worrying is an extension of the rich chamber writing Leah has honed on her previous albums, this time bringing in lushly layered vocals, alluring string quartet writing and percussive elements to create vignettes of other-worldly landscapes and experiences. Leah's gift for weaving harmonically textural motifs, playful rhythmic counterpoint and sparse yet meaningful lyrics allow the ten pieces on this album to soar, sparking imaginative daydreams in the minds-eye of the listener.
We Will Do The Worrying first began as through-composed chamber works, with lyrical content evolving as each song took shape. Meditations upon dreams and childhood memories are layered and braided throughout distinctly contoured melodies, the end result is a gorgeous marriage of dreamlike lyrics, luxuriant timbres and agile orchestration elevating this music into a genre all of it's own.
Leah recorded this album using engineers and musicians from both Los Angeles where she is based and New York City, two cities that are both deeply meaningful to her. Her reputation as a sought-after flutist, improvisatory collaborator and orchestrator of film music shine inspirational light on this deeply creative and evocative work.