J:D is Julie Hill & Daniel Saa. Julie sings and writes the songs, and Daniel Saa produces, records, and plays all the instruments. They met through Berklee College of Music in 2009, but didn't start recording this album until 2013.
After finishing recording in Spring 2014, Daniel joined Los Amigos Invisibles (www.amigosinvisibles.com
) as their lead guitarist. He continues to tour with them, while Julie pursues her career as a teacher, currently working with Global Music Institute in New Delhi, India (globalmusicinstitute.in
The album art is a painting named "Drowned" by Daniel's friend Hermann Meija (www.hermannmejia.com
). Hermann and Daniel met in Venezuela before Hermann moved to the US as an illustrator for MAD magazine.
I wake up with sleep's memories on my eyelids;
Thinking of you there is no escape.
I claw for the light but my chest calls for you
As I awake.
In the day, I clutch my stomach with thoughts of you;
You're always just beyond my grasp.
I try to open my mouth to call out,
But all I can do is gasp.
Sweet sleep go down
Deep, deep, deep, deep, deep
I go so low,
I go so deep, deep, deep, deep, deep,
But I always wake up
released July 24, 2014
Daniel Saa & Julie Hill
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