While I was in college studying Music Production I always got these questions... I'm a born and raised church-kid, and when I met new people in church they would light up when I told them what I was studying and ask, "so you wanna work with Christian artists then?" You could see the hopes coming over their faces (especially older people); you know how it's like? -the new generation coming up, doing top notch Christian music for the masses! Yeay! They would name big Christian bands and ask if I wanted to do that kind of stuff, and I be like "No!" I usually managed to hide that I got a bit annoyed! It's a bit like going: "Oh, you wanna be an electrician!? I guess you wanna wire Churches then!?" *Smile* "NO!"
I want to work with top quality music! Who? Give me anything as long as it's got greatness! What would be the dreams? Well... Kylie, Herbie, Velvet Revolver, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Count Basie Orchestra, 杨丞琳, Mary J...
But the road leads me right back to the Church-door when I come across stuff like this:
Kirk Franklin "I Smile"
Kirk Franklin "September"
Countless heavenly ski-trips and dark snowy nights while I still lived in Norway full-time, Kirk Franklin was always an awesome sound-track to my life! It doesn't get any better than this in terms of production quality, and it is about taking a great genre seriously. This is what I mean when I say I want to be involved with top quality music! And when I hear it "I Smile!"
Photo: Kirk Franklin