J Burn will be returning to his rock roots on his new album "Randomly Banded" which comes out on May 6th. Today he tells us about the first song released from the effort. Here is the story for the song "Shine":
J Burn is getting ready to release his LP "Randomly Banded" on May 6th. The follow-up to the American Folk crafted "Burnt Blue" EP, released in 2015. This release moves the sound back to the Rock tones, but still melds in multiple genres. The first track off the new album is a song titled "Shine" and here is some of the story:
"Shine" was one of those songs that just flowed from me into the guitar and on to the paper, seemingly effortlessly. Which I think just added to its theme of mindfulness, acceptance and the connection with the life we all share. This was a song which I wanted to give a bright and positive energy, a sense of freedom, and uplifting feel and flow.
The song started off on the acoustic guitar and had a "Rivival (Love Is Everywhere)" by The Allman Brothers, feel to it for me. Jay Lane took charge of providing a rock steady percussion and drum kit beat with Robin Sylvester complimenting a playful bass groove riding the timing. I really wanted to add an electric jam feel and guitar lead and thought what better way than a classic auto-wah sound. So, I asked Michael Nuzum to run with that idea and he came back with some great tone and excellent placements. I feel like he really made it pop and play like a conversation off the bright lifting piano work which Jason Crosby had added.
Maybe somewhere in my sub-conscience it was a deep desire to have seen the Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers playing live together but I think it all blended, to create a unique sound, very much in the J Burn style.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album (and get the pre-sale) right here!