A new video for the song “All About Me” has just been released today! Watch it on Youtube here.
It was such a pleasure to write and record “All About Me” over the past year with my dear old friend Raef. Our relationship goes back to the early 2000’s when Raef was still in high school. He contacted me out of the blue to discuss the intricacies of voice preservation, as part of a school project he was preparing on vocal music. Years later, I discovered a mysterious young musician on Youtube, hiding his face while singing and strumming some of my old songs. When I dropped a note of thanks and encouragement to the talented vocalist, he revealed his true identity and, lo and behold… it turned out to be Raef!
Reaf’s dedication to education, youth mentorship and music, combined with his positive spirit and gracious personality, quickly propelled him to the occupation of an award-winning high school teacher. What his students didn’t realize though, was that their weekday classroom instructor was also travelling across America on weekends as a troubadour with the Poetic Vision Tour.
During those years with the Poetic Vision Tour, Raef and I travelled together extensively ~ learning from each other, singing, laughing, discussing and building a brotherhood that we treasure to this day.
Signing with Awakening Music a few years ago, Raef was able to take his heart-felt songs to international audiences, releasing his debut album “The Path” in 2014. He has also become a celebrated travel-writer and television host with his highly successful program “The Journey of A Backpacker”, produced in Indonesia and now in it’s fifth season!
The video shoot for “All About Me” reunited Raef and I after almost six years apart and we were delighted to have talented cinematographer Chancey Gannett behind the camera. “All About Me” will be included on Raef’s forthcoming album “Mercy”, due out later this year.