Everybody Wants to Be in Love...
If you haven't yet, please check out our latest video and give it a share. We'd love for as many people to see it as possible. Our goal is to get it on the radio, and you can help us get there by simply sharing the video.
We wanted to give you a little insight on the song itself, the man who wrote it and how it all came together.
In 2015, we had Slow Leaves (Grant Davidson) as our special guest at That Show at the Park Theatre. Some of us were already fans of his and of his music, and were super excited to share the weekend with him. James and I fell in love with the song Everybody Wants to Be in Love as soon as we heard it live. Already having worked together arranging songs in the past, I remember being backstage, turning and looking at James –– without saying a single word we knew exactly what we both were thinking. We wanted to add the song to our own repertoire. Take a listen below. The song is so easy on the ears and good for the soul!
Later that summer, I got in touch with Grant and asked if he'd be open to Those Guys singing one of his songs. Grant, being the cool guy that he is, gave us his blessing. I, trying to sound cool, asked, "Do you mind sending us any charts or a chord progression sheet you might have kicking around somewhere?" He earnestly replied, "Yeah, I could do that. It's... one chord." Right then and there I felt like I had no business asking to sing one of his songs. Haha.
Before we move on, we just want to give Slow Leaves a huge shout out! He's a fantastic human being and you can find out more about him by going to his website here: www.slowleaves.com. He's set to release his new album, "Enough About Me", and we encourage you to get tickets to his show at the West End Cultural Centre on September 28th! If you can't wait that long, check out his latest video:
So yeah, James and I got to work shortly after, and had brought the chart to the rest of the guys in the fall. While still being able to love and appreciate the original, we found we were able to create whole new experience with the song. After a few weeks of learning and tweaking, we sang the song in front of an audience at Fools & Horses. We were incredibly proud of it, so much so that we decided to get into the studio and record it.
After recording, we agreed to give the song the best treatment we could give it, so we sent the track off to be mixed by a man named Ed Boyer. Ed Boyer is known for his work with Pentatonix, the Pitch Perfect movies, and much more. Needless to say, he's the man when it comes to mixing a cappella. There was no doubt that he was the right person to mix this song.
We're extremely happy with the result of all the hard work put into this. Big thanks to Grant Davidson, Nolan Balzer, Ed Boyer, Jordan Jackiew, Jordan Popowich, Dane Bjornson, Victoria Turko, and everyone who helped with the video. If you're itchin' to watch/listen to the video again... you're in luck. It's right below! Ha! Love you all!