I had been thinking about writing a song that encourages silliness, which is a basic necessity of life. So often we take things way too seriously. This song is a reminder to myself that life is a gift.
"Song for the New Decade" is part of the 2012 album Pop Art, an album that uses short-form, modern-day pop songs as formal inspiration. The idea was to put straightforward jazz compositions into the framework of the modern pop song format.
I'd been thinking about "Mystic" awhile before presenting it to the band. I wanted to record it while the song was very fresh, so its innocent and searching qualities remained intact. To this end we didn't perform it live until after it was recorded.
Voiceover work provides a variety of opportunities for actors in commercials, video games, animated movies, corporate videos, and audiobooks. Greg Sunmark discusses how he got his start in the business and provides advice for newcomers. Listen to the audio file to hear Greg’s first audition tape and hear how it compares to his current reel.