I wrote this song from a poem written by my sister, Rebecca. Her words in this piece always remind me of the old jazz classics, so I felt I had to give it a shot and put her work to music. This was my first successful attempt at composing the music after the lyrics were already completed.
After trying to sing the song myself and having mixed results, my friend Michelle Stephen suggested we try it with a female vocalist. She graciously lent her voice to this, and I am quite pleased with how it turned out.
Jessica Wong has created an adorable image to accompany this track, and I cannot help but smile every time I see it. She perfectly captures the aesthetic of light-hearted innocence and joy, full of the longing expectation we experience during the season of Advent. You can see more of her work on her website: jessicawswong.com
I am so grateful to all my friends and family who have helped me out with this project. Your feedback and encouragement has been invaluable, and I could not have made this happen without you. And a special thank-you to the three ladies who made this work sparkle: Rebecca, Michelle, Jessica - keep up the great work!
Wavering on the spot
Softly blurring the world as I...
Filled, and now stilled
Brimming with joy
The world, lighter
The trees are brighter
A heart is settled again...
released December 3, 2015
Words written by Rebecca Sanden.
Music composed by Karl Sanden.
Lead & backing vocals performed by Michelle Stephen.
Additional vocals performed by Karl Sanden.
Accordion, drums, harmonica, glockenspiel, keyboards, and telephone bells performed by Karl Sanden.
Whistle by performed by Nathan Ehret.
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Karl Sanden at his home studio in Vancouver, BC.
Produced by Karl Sanden.
Cover art designed & created by Jessica Wong.
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