Following the release of his second independently recorded and launched album Chasing Mississippi, Dave Barnes began writing material for his next album while touring. During this tour, Barnes co-headlined a tour across the central states of the United States with best friend Matt Wertz. While on tour, Barnes was approached by Razor and Tie, a commercial recording label.
Having studied recording Industry Management in university, Barnes had developed the opinion that he should not engage in contracts with recording labels, however decided that in order to expand his musical audience, he would need to do so and signed an agreement with Razor and Tie, with whom he recorded the newly written album Me and You and the World.
As this album is his first commercial release, two songs have been included from his previous independent efforts, “On a Night Like This” and “Until You”, which both originated from his first album Brother, Bring the Sun. Originally upon the announcement of the track listing, the song “Someday” was speculated as being a re-recording and minor renaming of “Someday, Sarah” from his second album Chasing Mississippi, however it was actually a separate song altogether. The final track from the album is named “Annie”, which is Barnes’ wife’s given name.
The first single from the album is the re-recorded version of the song “Until You”. The song’s arrangement is nearly identical to the original, however is marginally slower, includes various additional guitar fills in the background, and additional backing vocals are evident towards the end of the song.
Well, okay, it’s not yet physically here, but Dave Barnes, one of my favorite artists, just released his newest album, Me and You and the World! :) I’ve been waiting for this since last month, and I even posted about actually going out to buy a CD instead of going the
pirate other way. I ordered the CD last weekend and it will be delivered to my friend’s aunt’s house in California. Then she will go there late this month, and she will bring it home by May. I know it’s a long wait for me to get the CD (and free DVD!), but I know it’s going to be worth it. :D
Or, you can watch his Me and You and the World album preview right here. :D I’ll post a review of the album once I get my hands on it. :D This is definitely something I look forward to more than luxury vacations. :D
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