You may recognize these two names. DAVID BARRON and DONNA LEWIS.
David Baron is an amazing producer, arranger, mixer and engineer. He has worked with some of the biggest names in music, like The Lumineers, Lenny Kravitz, Shawn Mendez, Meghan Trainor, Vance Joy and Michael Jackson. So most everyone is familiar with his work…Even if they don’t know it.
Donna Lewis is an award-winning singer. Her song “I Love You, Always Forever” has been a massive hit on virtually all platforms around the world. Baron and Lewis have worked together on previous tracks. They got together, again, for some musical magic and put their own spin on this original by Kate Bush.
So why would two uber successful artists in their own right take on a project like this? Donna Lewis says
“David and I wanted to give Running Up That Hill a uniqueness that the song deserves. Starting out with a stark piano vocal performance, David then wrote a string and synth arrangement around the vocals to create a beautiful balance of simplicity and complexity.”
Any time you get two musical icons like David Baron and Donna Lewis collaborating together you’re bound to get something extra special. That’s the case with this track. They’ve incorporated so many layers on this song. Baron says
““Running Up That Hill’ has one of the most meaningful lyrics: “There’s so much hate for the ones we love”. It is a stark reality for many who are in troubled relationships. We just do not understand each other. The string quintet, modular synthesizers, and vocals morph between sweet and strident, sonorous and dissonant. There is never a true resolution, only a musical ladder that is climbed without ever reaching the top. You can see the clouds – but you can not touch them”.
This track was just released about 2 weeks ago and it is available for download now.
Be sure to check out this song and other new music discovery tracks in the SOUND KHARMA “Song Spotlight” Podcast Episode 50.