Hello! Bonjour! Salaam 'alaikum! Namaste! Ciao! Ni Hao! Konnichiwa! Privyet! Tervehdys!
Welcome to this edition of Behind the Music, with the story of lyrics, sneak previews, and other exclusive content leading up to the Be Bold release on May 5th. The featured song, "Hello," is all about connecting with friends, so please enjoy, and share with all of yours! (And be on the lookout: pre-orders for Be Bold begin April 7th!)
What's the first thing you do in the morning, and the last thing you do before going to bed? Besides brushing your teeth and/or checking the news, I'm betting many of you check in with your friends! I wrote this song for a TV commercial pitch, centered on the idea of the greeting "Hello" in various ways, often through technology. This one was especially fun because my fiancé, Dennis, worked with me to edit the lyrics, select the most common languages, and even sing some background tracks! It's not often we get to make music together, and as you'll discover, "a lover's worth a hundred friends..."
Yours in music,