New Album Alert!!
Lighthouse is almost here.
Lighthouse is a collaboration with Grej (Gregory Harrison) and Tom Belding inspired by Ashley Belding. The album officially drops on August 6, so we’re having an exclusive sneak peek preview of some of the tracks on Wednesday, August 4. The event will be virtual, on Zoom (you can have your video on or not!). We’ll show you some of the tracks from the album, and Maria Murphy will interview us as we chat about a bit about the music, the inspiration, the process. We’ll also have a Q&A with the audience 🙂
August 4 @ 7pm ET / 8pm AT
Virtual Launch Event
Album Sneak Peek
Artists Grej and Maureen Batt
with special guest Tom Belding
hosted by Dr. Maria Murphy
Tix available HERE
Tickets via Side Door Access. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can with a minimum of $1. We also have comps available (contact me here to get one; please don’t be shy!).
You’ll have the opportunity to pre-order a limited edition Vinyl, too!
This is officially my second full album (debut album was Lady of the Lake in 2017). Please come celebrate with us for this ultra special project. The event will be under an hour and is only available live. So don’t miss the chance to get your preview and to hang with us.
Pre-save the album: HERE
“Lighthouse is for anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close,” explains soprano Maureen Batt, who teams up with Grej (percussionist/producer/composer Greg Harrison) for this new project on the Leaf Music label. Pushing classical art song into a new realm with electronics and polished studio effects, Lighthouse is a cycle of nine songs based on letters written by their friend, Tom Belding, to his late wife, Ashley Belding, who died from cancer in her 30s. To tell this love story tinged with grief, Batt’s voice is enveloped in a mix of piano, harmonium, synthesizer, and field recordings that fuses elements of minimalism, electronica and prog-rock. Exciting to see where classically trained musicians will go when they think outside the box and embrace other genres. — Robert Rowat, CBC