Jake remembers, “On a dime, the music game shifted, the whole hustle changed. There is an exchange of energy that happens “live” with an audience but, now we’d have to think outside the box.”
Remembering his late grandfather Jack’s resilience, a drummer who also served in The Infantry, kept him afloat. Bedtime stories Jack had shared with him as a kid, of walking from one end of Italy to the other in harrowing times, came to mind and motivated Jake as the weeks strung together. Creating music daily and mixing his single, “Memory” shortened Jake’s days in The UAE. He even launched The Good News Giveaway, which helps artists in need of gear connect to boutique companies around the world who want to donate. It was a way to infiltrate the pandemic with positivity.
Featured singer, lyricist, and social media influencer Nahla Bee is a native of Danbury Connecticut. She is most noted for her positive imaging and for her So Gone Challenge which went viral. On an appearance on The Real Talk Show, she was recognized for her ability to inspire millennials to love themselves first.
Philly’s own keyboardist Irv Washington (J Cole, John Legend), drummer Chuck Treece (Bad Brains, Billy Joel) and Maryland bassist Kinard Cherry (Raheem DeVaughn) are also featured on the soulful offering. “Memory” is a journey through the past with vision towards the future.
Single Art Credit - Jeff Manning