SONG PREMIERE: Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven – “Rude Awakenings”

The team of Stephen Kalinich and Jon Tiven has an extensive and extremely impressive combined resume, but resting on laurels is something they refuse to do on their upcoming new album  Each Soul Has a Voice being released by MsMusic July 3.Their respective compositions have been sung the world over by Beach Boys both as a group and as solo artists, B.B. King, Paul McCartney, Wilson Pickett, Alex Chilton, P.F. Sloan, and literally hundreds of others.

Stevie and Jon wrote some 700 songs in preparation for recording  Each Soul Has a Voice before selecting 14 to record. One of the standout tracks is “Rude Awakening”, which we are excited to premiere on Glide. To give us insight on how this tune came about, the songwriters themselves offered up their thoughts…

“Brian [May] & I have been good friends for over 40 years, and last time he came through New York (while I was living there) he came over and we had a few jam sessions which we recorded in case something good could come from them. I added a few instruments and sent it to Brian, who was quite shocked at the shape it had taken, quite delighted actually, and insisted on fixing a few things on his original guitar track. But the essence of the original inspiration is intact and very much the soul of the song.” – Jon Tiven

“‘Rude Awakenings’ is awakening to the realization that we are lacking something inwardly spiritually in this modern world. All the achievements and wealth do not bring us joy. I sent the words first and Jon and Brian already had this track to go with it.” – Stephen John Kalinich

Each Soul Has A Voice comes out July 3rd. For more music and info check out:

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