We´re only a couple of weeks away from the release of Shadowlands, the collaborative album from Grammy-nominated jazz trumpeter John Raymond and Bon Iver sideman S. Carey. Last month they’ve shared the gorgeous and soothing ‘Steadfast’ feat. Gordi and to entice us further, the pair have shared a third heavenly single from the album called ‘Transient’. Speaking about it, Raymond had this to say:
“In the months leading up to the initial round of recording we did for the album, I started developing an idea for a melody and chord progression that had a really strong feeling to me but no clear direction. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t find the song inside of it. Then, one morning during the sessions, I came to the studio a bit early by myself. I sat down at the piano, started playing the idea, and within thirty minutes the entire song unveiled itself. It was magical.
As I played it for the first time, I remember feeling like each phrase had this fleeting, transient quality to it. The song feels like it’s here for a moment and then just vanishes. The more we played it, the more I felt like it was symbolic of the inspiration that all the songs on the record came from.”
‘Transient’ comes with an accompanying video recorded at the Masonic Temple in Eau Claire, WI and it features Aaron Parks on piano, Jeremy Boettcher on bass, and Ben Lester on synth and pedal steel. Watch it below.
Shadowlands is out on September 15th through Libellule Editions