Below is the post Jenny wrote about why they chose the song Dreams by The Cranberries, one of my favorite songs, for the album.

When I started thinking over covers to record, Dreams by The Cranberries was one of the first that popped up. We thought to put it after The Scientist by Coldplay because it offers contrast, both thematically and harmonically. Thematically, Dreams differs from The Scientist in that it’s a song about falling in love, a pure sort of love, whereas in The Scientist, love already exists, though it’s been blemished. In a sense, the line in The Scientist “O take me back to the start” is thus fulfilled in this song, where the writer’s dreams will “…come true, impossible not to do.”

I remember hearing this song play over and over on the radio when I was in fourth or fifth grade. Just before being introduced to this song, when I was about ten years old, I realized that I could hear harmonies and successfully sing them with most songs. I remember standing next to my mom in church around Christmas time singing “Joy to the World.” She was singing the alto part and I chimed in. I know it sounds crazy, but from that point on I could always hear harmonies. I think that’s why I am so drawn to Dreams. The majority of the song is sung in harmony and the harmony throughout is just splendid.

When we recorded this song, we decided that because it’s about new love we wanted to bring a much happier sound to the track than the original. Our friend JJ Heller, whose voice carries a sweetness such that one can almost picture her smiling while singing, assisted us with this. Not only does she has a beautiful voice, she’s someone with whom I’ve wanted to sing for a long time. Of course we still wanted Tyler’s voice to be very present on the track, so we filled certain parts with three part harmony – one of my favorite things in life. Tyler even convinced me to play clarinet!

We hope this song brings a freshness to the way you think of love. Read more about the song on Wikipedia here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dreams_(The_Cranberries_song)

Jenny (& Tyler)

 

For Freedom

Recently, I have been able to become part of a launch team for Jenny & Tyler’s upcoming album, For Freedom. I am so excited to be a part of this team, not only because I love Jenny & Tyler’s music, but because of what this album stands for. For Freedom: A Covers EP is made up of some of Jenny & Tyler’s favorite songs that they have chosen to cover to raise money for organizations fighting human trafficking! All proceeds for this album, available 11/12/13 will go to organizations fighting something that is all too real in the world today. 

I have been able to listen to an advanced copy of the EP and it is incredible. A couple of my favorites include The Scientist originally recorded by Coldplay and Dreams (feat. JJ Heller) originally recorded by The Cranberries; these have both always been favorites of mine and I was so excited to see them on this album. There is also a song featuring a virtual choir of fans that sounds amazing!

As the release date (11/12/13, super easy to remember) gets closer I will be keeping you updated on how you can get a copy of For Freedom yourself and not only get some great music, but help in the fight against human trafficking!

For more information on Jenny & Tyler and For Freedom visit http://jennyandtyler.com/ 

Next week (July 29-August 4) a percentage of all sales made at Sognatrice Designs will be going to help fund one of my best friends, who is a missionary for Youth For Christ, in her move to Germany at the end of August! That means everything purchased next Monday through Sunday will benefit a great mission project! 

Here is a link to her tumblr so you can read up on what she will be doing!

Go check out Sognatrice and pick out something for yourself that also supports a great mission project!

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And while you’re at it, check out my friend Malloree’s crochet line!! It’s awesome! I have a scarf, headband, and a bow. :)