Title: My Forever
Group: He Is We
*He Is We’s story is the sort of tale that should begin with “Once upon a time…” In the summer of 2008, Rachel Taylor and Trevor Kelly went to work at Ted Brown Music Tacoma, Washington. Both felt like outcasts and while the other employees sold flutes and guitars, Rachel and Trevor became fast friends, confiding in each other and realizing they both were musically inclined. Their first collaboration was a track called “Such a Beautiful Sound,” written at a friend’s house,” and the transition from music store co-workers to band mates was a natural next step. The duo’s quirky songwriting began to get attention when they posted “Pardon Me” online. At first the track got five or six plays a day; later it got thousands. So Rachel and Trevor wrote more songs and the musical connection between the two was apparent from the start. By 2010 it was time for those fans to have more music than a few online songs. He Is We spent much of the year recording the ten tracks for their debut album with several producers. First with Casey Bates (Chiodos, Gatsby’s American Dream) at his Seattle studio, then with Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, Eisley) at his. Later the band flew to New York to record some tracks with Dan Romer (Ingrid Michaelson, Jenny Owen Youngs) and laid down a few more with Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta. Working with so many different producers created what the band feels is a sense of open-minded diversity on the record.
I loved this album. I don’t really know how to describe the it – but it had a great fresh sound to it, definitely a pop sound. I highly recommend this album – it’s great for those nice summer days, driving around with the windows open (or the top down for those lucky enough to have a convertible top car) To get an idea of what their music sounds like, here is the video to my favorite song, Happily Ever After.
*The description above is from the Sneak Attack Media artist page*
**I received a copy of this album to review from Sneak Attack Media, but was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed here are my own.**