We wrote and recorded this song in Jesse’s home studio in Toronto. I met Chris at an open mic for urban music called Acoustic Soul, and we had talked about doing a track together. He suggested that we have Jesse produce the track. I was not familiar with him but, of course, with Chris being the musical genius he is I trusted his recommendation.
I came into the studio with the beginning flute riff, and Jesse put some guitar chords underneath it. Chris arrived later and came up with a melody to the chord progression, and we wrote the lyrics collectively. Altogether it took two writing sessions, and a few recording sessions during one of which Adam Bowman laid down the drums.
I had the idea to have it as an animated video from the time it was finished. Thankfully, through use of Craigslist, and YouTube I was able to find the right team to put it together with me. Timour Baibekov did the video production, the background animation, and some character animation. I contacted him on Craigslist when he was living in England but en route to Toronto. Brian Engh, who met Timour through his Youtube channel, did character animation.
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