April's single is a fun change of pace for us. First of all, we not only wrote the song with the full band across multiple states via email, dropbox and soundcloud. But we also challenged ourselves by completely flipping our writing process upside down. Every songwriter/band has a typical way and order to which they write. We took that order and spun it a complete 180. The result was...we feel...refreshing. A change from our norm but yet not a departure from out sound.
The second big reason we are thrilled about this month's offering is we brought on a very special guest artist to join us in the recording process. Eric Badger has lent us his incredible talent on the beautiful mandolin and we couldn't be happier about it. So take a listen and as always...download, share and enjoy!
What are The Social Singles? Simply put, it is a collection of songs that we will be releasing online over the course of 2012.
In todays technologically advanced and socially connected world, the ability and ease of an artist to share their work with others is easier, quicker and less constrained by cost than it ever has been. Platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Bandcamp and Soundcloud (among others) have been transformed from mere information repositories to highly developed tools that artists now have to share their passion with the world.
So, as a challenge to ourselves, an offering to our wonderful supporters and in general a really fun project; Days of Rae will be writing, recording and releasing one single each month throughout 2012. We will be distributing each song completely free of charge on as many social platforms as we can think of. Thusly, throughout the year you will have these songs (dubbed "The Social Singles) available to you to download, share, repost, love, hate, praise, criticize or however else you wish to consume.
With this project, we aim to make each release unique. The production of each song will range from duo compositions recorded in songwriter Cherie Rae Cobbs' home studio, to full band arrangements recorded and produced interstately. We also hope to feature guest musicians on select songs throughout the year.
As always, we thank you for listening as we look forward to a fun and productive year.
-Days of Rae
For more info about us and frequent updates on The Social Singles visit us at our website (www.daysofrae.com
) and on Facebook (www.facebook.com/daysofrae
from The Social Singles
track released April 22, 2012
Cherie Rae Cobbs - Vocals
Shon Cobbs - Bass
Clint Trotter - Drums, bells, backup vocals
Ian Carleton - Keyboard, Guitar, Organ
Eric Badger - Mandolin