I am very happy to have found Cross-Channel Music, a project from London that has produced a gorgeous 4 song EP called Average Rock Star. The 33 second "intro" sets a fantastic wave of emotion with layered horns like the perfect soundtrack to watching the sun rise majestically out of the ocean's horizon. Then, with staccato strings bubbling like clockwork, the song "Turtle" emerges like the fascination of a hundred baby turtles cracking out of their shells and waddling their way across the sand to the water.
Cross-Channel Music's singer/songwriter + music composer Pierre Lassegues, delivers his track Turtle like he is building a majestic sand castle in front of you. His rich baritone vocals, percussive effervescence and endearing cello swell the waves of emotion and, one of my favorite parts, a very wholesome arpeggio layer of sun soaked electric guitar, pulls you into this kingdom like a wide eyed child discovering the kaleidoscope of life. Meanwhile, the lyrics shed light on an otherwise humble creature to be a regal king of this fantasy land and of course relatable to our human condition with the shells we keep to cover ourselves but find our way from stuck on our back to our feet once again.
" the world moves fast and you move slow...."
This song soars gorgeously. The rest of the tracks on the EP are just as well crafted. Enjoy listening to this beautiful track and support the artist by purchasing a download of the track.
Pierre recorded the EP with Jim Wallis at Bella Union studio back in June last year. The beautiful Brass parts are played by Will Dollard. The EP’s haunting cover art, is Pierre's good friend, illustrator and designer Yannick Rigour.