This is a dedicated project comprised of the compositions & productions of Sean T Kelley. Although starting as a solo project, it is intended to be a platform of studio collaborations with various talented artists with multiple albums currently in the works -- most notably an LP entitled "So.La.Ti," scheduled for a 2020 release.
The first two songs of the album can be heard on bandcamp!
Two summers ago, I came across a print of "El Sol" at a shop in Yellow Springs, OH. It immediately caught my eye - I had to buy it! It stayed in a couple different spots in my apartment in the following months, and as a began to form a relationship with the artwork, I noticed a certain poignancy in the sun's facial expression -- it ended up inspiring a whole project series.
Back in 2017 I was working as a Farmers Market Manager for the Brighton Center -- running and operating a humble single table, mobile market, along with one assistant. I would bring my ukulele along and came up with countless ideas and motifs, while playing at the market that summer. At the time, I thought it'd be cool to put together a sort of "easy-listening" instrumental ukulele album .. Then I started writing actual songs on uke. & thenn I start writing more intensive, full-scale songs on the guitar, and -- long story shortened -- it has evolved into a 14 track acoustic album, comprised of 9 songs and 5 instrumentals; entitled 'So.La.Ti'
SO - I'm super excited to share that Leila Cothran (@illustratedinkart) has agreed to customize an adaptation of this original piece of hers, to be the official album artwork!
Tldr; this is art that has inspired art; an image that has inspired words and musical images. I find that phenomenon to be such a beautiful thing, and such a poignant metaphor of life.
If you feel called to help support this project financially, feel free to contribute at paypal.me/ReSoundingSource -& know that your gesture is greatly appreciated!!
It's a wonderful thing that music is now widely available through streaming platforms, still the reality of musicians needing to keep their engines fueled in order to run smoothly remains a necessity. Let’s keep each other fueled! :)
Thanks for listening!