I've been spending the last few works working on my debut album, From Spain With Love. It's a concept album built around an imagined story of an immigrant leaving Africa for a new land, and rebuilding his life with what he finds there (and what he doesn't). And it's a love letter to a number of styles of music that sustained me through the years: to hip hop, jazz, "new flamenco", rock, timba, and others.
I was nearly finished with recording From Spain With Love when a hard drive crash set me back to square one. Beyond re-recording what I've lost, I am hoping to involve many musicians - and pay them - in both recording the album and live performances of its music. Finally I'm hoping to make thematically connected music videos for the album linking its songs together. I'm hoping to get all of this done this summer 2018.
Your help and support is greatly appreciated.
- Jon Cogburn
- Will Reckner
- Jonathan Gingerich
- Madina Thiam
- Janice Levi