Released: December 18th, 2012
Length: 39 minutes 23 seconds
Genre: Soul, Rhythm & Blues
1. Walk On Me
2. If You Don’t Know
3. In Town
4. To Hear You Say (Only You)
5. So Many Times
6. On Your Front Door
7. Blue Paint
8. When You Go (That Way)
9. The City Street Is Young
10. Drown In My Own Tears
11. With Soul
In February of 2012 the recording of a new collaborative record with Kaleb Hikele and Matt Powell started in a basement in Toronto’s east end suburb of Riverdale. The album had a working title of ”With Soul”, with the intention of channeling original soul and blues tunes.
Home to Kaleb, “The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio” became the space for an album that would largely be multi-tracked by the two songwriters. Friends all around the city being invited to play as feature musicians for solos and background vocals for the soul, rhythm & blues songs that were part of the project.
“Love Is Gone Away” is a play on words from a line in the second track, ‘If You Don’t Know’. This song was first heard and demoed in the studio in late 2010 and was the catalyst for the album to begin a year later. What became of this record surely could have never been forseen then. If you’d like to see our documentation of studio pictures, evidence of the photoshoot, or read the full lyrics to the record, please visit:
Thank you for listening.
Created in Toronto, Canada, February to December 2012
Recorded at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio
Produced by K. Hikele & M. Powell
Engineered and mixed by K. Hikele with the assistance of M. Powell
Mastered by Tom Murray
All songs written and composed by Kaleb Hikele & Matt Powell
© 2012, published by Abandon The Bridge (SOCAN/BMI)
“Drown In My Own Tears” composed by Henry Glover
© 1956 Trio Music Co. Inc/ Fort Knox Mus Inc.
All instruments performed by K. Hikele & M. Powell with a little help from our friends:
A. Tyml: guitar solo on track 1
S. MacPhee: electric guitar solo on track 3
B. Ward: harmonica on track 4
A. Beraldo: guitar solo on track 5 & 7
J. Hughes: guitar solo on track 6
A. Grantham: guitar solo on track 8
D. Spencer: trumpet/saxophone on tracks 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9
J. Routhier: background vocals on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6, 10, 11
T. Semple: background vocals on tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11
N. Smith: background vocals on tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 10
Thank you everyone.