Delta Goodrem at United Recording
United Recording in Hollywood hosted tracking and overdub sessions for Delta Goodrem just before Los Angeles issued its Safer at Home order. Since then, post-production and mixing/mastering has been completed to coincide with a dual album release and Goodrem’s first-ever book, Bridge Over Troubled Dreams. Pictured in United Recording’s iconic Studio B are (foreground, l-r) Delta Goodrem and songwriter Marla Altschuler; (standing, l-r) are producer Mark Rankin, guitarist Matthew Copley, United engineer Wesley Seidman, and drummer Aaron Sterling.
Emme Offers Light in the Darkness
Emme Lentino’s new single “Peter Pan” aims to shed a beam of light strong enough to shine through anyone’s darkness. Following the shock passing of Lentino’s husband after a battle with cancer, it was music and family that became her protected sanctuary. Her full EP Light in the Darkness will be available worldwide for purchase. All proceeds will be donated to Hands of Grace-Rae of Light, a suicide prevention program.
Damon Sharpe's Latest Pop Project: SHAB
Grammy-winning producer Damon Sharpe, who is behind Jennifer Lopez and Ariana Grande’s biggest hits, has recently worked with pop artist SHAB. Her new album INFINITE LOVE and single “What I Do” are topping both American and U.K. Charts, with steady rotation on MTV and over two million YouTube views and streams. The Iranian refugee and mother of two is now living in America, and has captured the attention of girls around the world.
Former American Idol runner-up, Alejandro Aranda, performs as Scarypoolparty, and is pictured working alongside Emmy-and Tony Award-winning composer-producer Rob Mathes (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Weezer, Panic at Disco, P!nk) at L.A.’s Capitol Studios. The recordings will appear on Scarypoolparty’s forthcoming album on Hollywood Records later this year. Mathes composed the orchestral arrangements, while Scarypoolparty recorded and produced the tracks in just nine days. The album is his most ambitious to date and follows his 2021 EP, LOS ANGELES. This summer, he’ll embark on a 16-show acoustic tour, with appearances at Summer Camp, Bonnaroo and Outside Lands.
Brett Hellings is currently recording at Sonic Ranch studio in El Paso with an all-star band. For his first solo album, his notable players, who were impressed by his music and wanted to join him to create this record, are Billy Sheehan (Steve Vai, David Lee Roth) named “Best Rock Bass Player” by Guitar Player magazine five times, Kenny Aronoff (John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, Billy Gibbons) on drums, Buck Johnson (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires) on keyboards, Rich Fortus (member of Guns N’ Roses) guitarist, Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper) on guitar and serving as musical director. The album is being produced by Rob Fraboni who has worked with greats including Bob Dylan, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, to name a few.
Rachel Lark: The Pandemic Sessions
Queer feminist singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Rachel Lark, well-known for her biting political commentary and fearless authenticity, brings her hilarious and often raunchy wit to her newest offering, COMING SOON: THE PANDEMIC SESSIONS. Based in Oakland, CA and pursuing music full-time, her passion for activism has remained a part of her life, advocating for asylum seekers at the border. Lark is pictured at Zoo Labs in Oakland.
Jesse Marchant is pictured playing piano by candlelight, prepping and adding touches to his latest release, Antelope Running. The album, to be supported by an EU/U.K. Tour this Fall, was created and recorded in the tranquil Adirondack Mountains and Isokon Studio in Woodstock, NY.