In the beginning of 2019, Lara Hope agreed to do a duet with me – a cover of an old Ella Fitzgerald/Ink Spots tune. Rather than doing a note-for-note cover (what’s the point?), I decided to swap genders on the track – she was a trooper and took it on. Later on, Neil Alexander came to my place and gave me WAY better piano for it than my ham-handed parts.
So when it came time to make a video for it, I asked – and they both stepped up – along with Sam Newsome and Don Valentine, who did mime horns.
It was a LOT of work… but plenty of fun, and I’m glad to say that it was all done with social distancing.
With cameos by Lara Hope, Neil Alexander and Erik Lawrence, Let It Go is available for pre-release now at Bandcamp, and will formally release at the end of the month.