We’ve got a special treat for you this week in the ‘free downloads’ section from a legendary band that’s been making music for almost 3 decades! The critically-acclaimed group, The Choir, continues to garner praise and accolades – including a Grammy nod — long after most other bands have burned out or faded away. They recently put out their 12th studio album, “Midnight Sun” and have allowed us to give away the title track for free this week! (It was my favorite on the album so I specifically asked for it)
There’s also a really cool story behind the album cover that complements this beautiful new music. New Orleans-based visual artist, R.R. Lyon, is known for using salvaged or reclaimed pieces of his own art that he re-contextualizes to give new purpose, and he created a special work of art for the band. Literally- I got to see the original piece of work before it was scanned into a computer to use for the CD cover and it was huge and awesome. Apparently the artist received bits and pieces of music and lyrics from The Choir as they were working on their album, and used that to come up with the piece.
I saw this video from The Choir floating around on YouTube after the Nashville flood happened, and it’s definitely worth checking out. It’s set to their song “Mercy Will Prevail” and has some pretty compelling images. Check it out below, and enjoy your free song this week!