Thursday, July 7, 2011

He is We CD Review + {Giveaway – Ends 7/19} (CLOSED)

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He is We is a group fairly new in the music scene. They are a pair who has a passion for music and a need to share their songs with others. Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly enjoyed making their latest CD entitled “My Forever”.

Here is a little more about He is We:
He Is We’s story is the sort of tale that should begin with “Once upon a time…” In the summer of 2008, Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly went to work at Ted Brown Music Tacoma, Washington. Both felt like outcasts and while the other employees sold flutes and guitars, Rachel and Trevor became fast friends, confiding in each other and realizing they both were musically inclined. Their first collaboration was a track called “Such a Beautiful Sound,” written at a friend’s house,” and the transition from music store co-workers to band mates was a natural next step.

The duo’s quirky songwriting began to get attention when they posted “Pardon Me” online. At first the track got five or six plays a day; later it got thousands. So Rachel and Trevor wrote more songs and the musical connection between the two was apparent from the start.

By 2010 it was time for those fans to have more music than a few online songs. He Is We spent much of the year recording the ten tracks for their debut album with several producers. First with Casey Bates (Chiodos, Gatsby’s American Dream) at his Seattle studio, then with Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Eisley) at his. Later the band flew to New York to record some tracks with Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs) and laid down a few more with Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta. Working with so many different producers created what the band feels is a sense of open-minded diversity on the record.

The final album, which was released digitally in November, is a delightfully eclectic collection of acoustic songs that shine with enthusiasm and passion. The album as a whole is lovely and inviting, easily accessible for any listener. The disc evolves that initial meeting in the music store to prancing pop songs that always leave you wanting more. “Making the album turned our little demos into exactly what we were hoping for,” Rachel says. “It made our little babies grow up into beautiful young songs.” This is where you’d expect the story to close with “Happily ever after.” But He Is We is just getting started. As Rachel says, “It’s only going to get better.”


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We really enjoyed the He is We music album. My son even snatched it away and kept it for his own. It went missing for a while, and when I heard him say something about that being his CD I realized he had it in his music collection (which is quite large). The pop music is easy to listen to and great music. And it’s a plus that the whole family can enjoy it together.

You can learn more about He is We on their website http://www.heiswemusic.com/. And you can connect with them on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter too. One of you has the chance to win your own copy of this CD. See below to enter. You can purchase this album online http://itunes.apple.com/album/my-forever/id403892686.


Prize – 1 winner will receive the new He is We CD “My Forever”    

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This giveaway is open now through Tuesday, July 19th. I will post the winner on Wednesday, July 20th.

Open to USA only!




*Disclosure: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.*

44 comments:

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