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  • I'm Never Lonely (Brandon Kreutel mix)

    Posted by Daniel_Morin on October 16, 2021 at 10:40 am

    Two years ago, I approached my TAC friend, Brian (aka @BrianSantos ) about doing an ”international musical collaboration” — me in Canada; he in Minnesota!

    I had created a full song progression playing rhythm on my acoustic guitar, and I added synth piano, strings and drums. I asked Brian if he could create a melody and lyrics for my song. Brian discovered a nice melody, and soon words and a message were formed. He recorded vocals, harmonies and some extra guitar accompaniment using his Yeti USB mic and GarageBand on his Mac. With some back and forth we finally posted a recording for our friends.

    Flash forward to 2021, our mutual friend, Brandon ( aka @branman ) offered to remix the song. In the last few years he has done a deep-dive into audio technology and mixing. He knows so much! And he does it with joy and inspiration. It’s amazing how he magically transformed our mismatched tracks into something expressive, inspiring and professional sounding. Our thanks to Brandon for his patience, hard work and good taste.

    I had titled my instrumental composition ”I’m Never lonely.” Brian says he asked himself, ”what could or should make me feel ’never lonely?’” Below are his lyrics:

    I’M NEVER LONELY

    Whenever I feel lonely

    I just remember You…

    When the clouds are heavy with rain

    Your light can make its way through

    You’ve been my friend forever,

    Spirit, Father, Son

    You set the winding path of my days,

    Before my life had begun

    Even when I’m filled with this world

    Wanting all that I see

    Just stop the noise, desires and thrills

    I’ll hear You calling me…

    Your heart will shine forever

    Though I may close my eyes…

    Even when you are far from my mind

    You meet me in Your disguise

    Everywhere Your truth is revealed

    If I but care to see…

    The ugly, hated and defiled? A Holy opportunity!

    Oh, please forgive all the wrong I have done!

    I stand unworthy of the Holy One – Your only Son!

    Whenever I feel happy,

    I know I smile with You…

    And when my heart is darkened with pain

    Your love can carry me through

    With You I’m never lonely

    ’cause you’re a part of me

    I listen for Your whispered words

    That help my eyes to see…

    …Open my eyes to see!

    https://youtu.be/RQ_JD1dpMyM

    • This discussion was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Daniel_Morin.

    Daniel_Morin replied 2 years, 6 months ago 6 Members · 9 Replies
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  • BrianSantos

    Member
    October 16, 2021 at 1:27 pm

    Excellent, Daniel! Thanks for re-posting this. It was such a great new experience collaborating with you. Never would have happened without TAC!! (So many things would not have happened on my guitar journey without TAC.)

    Brandon: you have “opened my eyes” to the fine elements of recording, too. Many thanks!!

    • Daniel_Morin

      Member
      October 16, 2021 at 1:33 pm

      Same thing for me Brian

      🙏

      • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Daniel_Morin.
  • stevieblues

    Member
    October 16, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    That was an excellent collaboration Daniel_Morin! Really a wonderful song! 👏 I hope you will do some more collaboration work in the future. 🙂

  • Jill_M

    Member
    October 18, 2021 at 7:46 am

    Beautiful @Daniel_Morin and Brian, and Brandon. Great work. I love the song and the phots are wonderful too!👏

    • Daniel_Morin

      Member
      October 18, 2021 at 9:07 pm

      Thank you very much Jill

  • TMutter

    Member
    October 20, 2021 at 9:11 am

    fantastic ! So much talent – Daniel, Brian, Brandon – what a great collaboration!

    • Daniel_Morin

      Member
      October 20, 2021 at 2:17 pm

      Thank you from the 3 of us

  • Marty73

    Member
    October 20, 2021 at 2:39 pm

    I remember this post. You guys did a beautiful job on it 😊😊😊😊😊😎

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Marty73.
    • Daniel_Morin

      Member
      October 20, 2021 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Marty🙏

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