This tune is the past meeting the present, in a sense. I wrote the music in 2009 at the tail end of the writing of the Revelation Now album with Save Your Nation. It was, then, entitled Brothers We. I was never happy with my vocals on that tune. They never sounded controlled and I cringed every time I heard myself. I even went back in 2015 and re-tracked the vocals and some of the guitars. The music was solid, but the vocals were still very much lacking. Today, I felt the need to revisit it for the sake of the music. I wrote new lyrics and a melody that will, hopefully, be much more palatable. I really enjoy what I’ve done thus far.
As an aside, I’ve been doing my civic duty on jury duty this week. It’s a criminal, not a civil, case. It has made me physically ill. This recording is me putting my best foot forward and wanting to really get my mind off the duties of the week. Click below to hear Heaven Around You. I hope you enjoy it.