I'll be posting extended song samples from Dreams of the Forest between now and the June 12th release date here on my new blog so check back often or better yet, subscribe to the RSS feed (look for the orange and white icon on the lower right of this page).
Here's a 2 minute clip of track 1, The Forest Awakens. I placed this song #1 on the album because it's one of my favorites and it just feels like an "opener" if that makes sense. It's very important to me that you can hear my musical signature in every album I write but that there's also something unique about it compared to my other releases. Since my previous album, Unconditional, was very new age/celestial, I wanted to make a statement with the opening track that tells the listener this album is going to be different. Everything I do is obviously piano-based with various orchestrations (Cinematic Piano as I like to call it) but since Dreams of the Forest is very strings-centric and heavily orchestral, I felt this track would make that very clear from the outset.
I hope you enjoy listening to this preview of The Forest Awakens! Please add a comment to let me know what you think of it and stay tuned to my blog over the coming weeks for other track samples from Dreams of the Forest.