Jef Kearns has had a piece of metal in his hand, and his purpose in his mind for over two thirds of his life. The metal: his flute, an instrument he seemingly picked out of thin air when his parents asked him to choose an instrument to study. His purpose: to show the world its place as a featured instrument in urban music. A goal he first realized when looking at a Lionel Richie album he bought, and telling himself, “This guy is going to feature me.” Continue Reading »
Hey everyone. Just wanted to take a moment to update you on what has happened and what is happening.
First, we’ll go with “what is happening” (I like to live in the moment I guess.) I am working on my third album which will be my first 100% instrumental R&B endeavor. I’m essentially down to mixing and mastering (save recording one song that has already been written.)
My philosophy on taking on someone else’s song is not to unless you can bring something original to it. Ciara’s song “Promise” is one I have long connected with. The melody is stand-out beautiful and the production is, of course, part of the reason I fell in love with the song. I, however, decided to strip the song down to piano and flute to showcase the longing and intimacy of the melody.