I love musicals. Obviously.
One of the recent ones I got from Amazon is actually a musical I have known and been singing for YEARS but never actually owned.
When I was in high school I took private voice lessons (and LOVED it), and my super-star voice teacher was one of my favorite people ever….
(Her name is Linda Williams and I love her and I would totally recommend her)
In addition to helping me with my choir songs, my theater audition pieces and other odds and ends, she was always finding new, gorgeous, wonderfully-fun-to-sing songs that are perfect for me.
One of them was from this new but completely-unknown-to-me musical called Songs for a New World.
The song is called Stars and the Moon: You can hear it here on the composer’s website
I love (love) singing that song. I think I’ll sing it when I record my album (one day) and knock it out of the park
It’s one of my favorite songs to sing … and even though I haven’t really heard it in the last 10 years (at least), I still remember ALL the words.
I love the way the human brain works.
(I’m not Afraid of Anything is another song from the album I love to sing)
This is one (of many) shows that I have heard the soundtrack to but never seen performed.
Based on the songs (and the cover art of the CD <– ) I’m not sure it’s a cohesive story, but possibly more like a collection of songs by the same composer.
Jason Robert Brown – also the writer/composer behind The Last 5 Years and Parade – is amazing. His songs are a) beautiful b) fun to sing c) touching and insightful.
I will buy everything he releases. I have no idea what he’s working on now, but I can’t wait to hear it!
Finally getting this album on CD has brought back so many memories of singing in high school …. I miss it.
Listening to Songs for a New World plants a seed of inspiration to:
- Listen to Parade and The Last 5 Years and every single thing Jason Robert Brown ever writes.
- brainstorm what songs I want to sing on my one-day album
- learn to play said songs on the piano
- look up my old voice teacher and send her a thank you note for being awesome
- go for long drives with the windows down, stereo blasting and sing at the top of my voice
- quit my job so I can join a choir. MAN oh man, I miss singing on a regular basis.