Shine

img_2230.JPG In New Orleans, I got to work with the Warren Easton teen gospel choir as part of a Pricewaterhouse community project (Thanks kids and Ms. Rob!). PwC wanted to create a short film and song to celebrate their renovation of Warren Easton HS, badly damaged by hurricane Katrina. I was hired by DW of Spring (www.springcreates.com) to write and produce the song for the project and to sing it with these beautiful kids. What a great time it was teaching them the song and working on harmonies. Their funny, happy, charming, sweet personalities, and faces, are still on my mind. We’ll post the song on the download page. The download will be free, but I encourage you to make a donation to Warren Easton. http://www.warreneastoncharterfoundation.com/

DW contacted me a few months ago out of the blue. We worked together on some commercials for General Motors EV1 (the electric car) some years ago, and he says he wants me to be a part of his new company. I’m very excited about that, since the two projects we’ve worked on so far have involved helping children and saving the environment. He’s a very creative guy, too.

Today I’m working on a song for another of his projects. I don’t have the job yet, but I can really see how it should be, so I hope I’ll get the chance to do it. He sent me some images and text, and I immediately walked outside to the studio and wrote two songs with the same title. One, I like a lot, but it feels too personal, quirky, not quite a fit for the project. The other feels exactly right to me. I want to demo it properly and will get started on that this week. Paul and I are working on these projects together and having a great time doing it.

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3 Responses to Shine

  1. PE says:

    Sounds like a wonderful experience. There is still a lot of help needed down there. I’m planning to be in NOLA in May to help work on houses near the Musicians Village in the Ninth Ward, but I’m glad to hear of this program and I’ll try to help out there too. Parts of midcity were hit really hard, but sometimes the greatest joy rises out of suffering.

  2. BobK says:

    Lori, I downloaded “Shine” and “Beautiful World” from your on-line store today and I absolutely love these songs. How do you maintain that clear, sweet soprano of yours? Your voice is truly ageless. The Warren Easton Gospel Choir meshes perfectly with your lead vocal on “Shine”. It’s a gorgeous song. “Beautiful World” is on a par with some of my all-time LC favorites like “Snow Come Down, “Little Suicides”, and “Treasure”. So well-written and sung. The lyrics are especially comforting. Thank you so much for the new music. Be well and keep on following your muse. xo

  3. admin says:

    Thanks so much, Bob. You be well too.. xo, Lori

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