Well, today’s choice was an easy one! Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios is just around the corner from The 13th Floor. Last night, Neil filled his studio up with an incredible array of musicians to take part in his Infinity Sessions, in which he live-streams the making of his upcoming album Out Of Silence, due for release on September 1st.
Second Nature is the second single to be released from the sessions. It’s a classic slice of Neil Finn-style pop featuring a string and horn section along with a battalion of backing vocalists including Reb Fountain, Hollie Fullbrook and Sandy Mill.
Watch the video and try and pick out other fine folks in the band.
You can watch last night’s entire session here:
Here’s the blurb from the record company accompanying Second Nature:
RECORD AS PART OF A LIVE-STREAM ON FRIDAY AUGUST 11, ‘SECOND NATURE’ WAS MIXED AND MASTERED IN A MATTER OF HOURS
SAYS NEIL FINN:
“SECOND NATURE IS INSPIRED BY A DEEPLY ROMANTIC SCENE IN ATHENS – A COUPLE ON A VESPA LOOKING LIKE MYTHOLOGICAL GODS”
Neil Finn has been experimenting with live streaming performances since 2003. It’s a platform that suits his spontaneous and intimate style of performance . Now he has announced his intention to record a brand new album in full view, live on the internet.
Explaining his vision, Neil said today, “Every Friday in August at 7pm NZT / 5pm AEST, I will be performing on a live stream from my studio in Auckland. During these Friday sessions you will be witness to a series of musical happenings featuring friends, family, fellow songwriters and singers playing tunes both old and brand new. You can follow the progress of new song arrangements as we build towards the last stream on August 25. This final performance will be the actual recording of my new solo album. “
Neil invites you to watch and listen to him and his exotic ensemble record the whole album, live in one session. His new album entitled OUT OF SILENCE will then be mixed, mastered and released on the following Friday, September 1.