Soundwave #003

David opened up the third installment of our Soundwave Sessions with an original song, titled "Time Will Tell", followed up by his most recently written song, "New York In June". David wrote New York In June after attending a music festival in New York City. The song is essentially about a single day/night where he met a great girl at the music festival, and consequently spent that day/night running around with her listening to great music, drinking, and generally having an amazing time. After the festival they went out in the city and continued to have one of those nights that only happen once in a blue moon where everything seems to slot into place. At the end of the night he put her in a taxi and off she went. They kept in touch for a little while afterwards, but for him that night was something special. His final song of the night was a Guns N' Roses cover of "Patience".

NEW YORK IN JUNE BY DAVID LANGRAN
RECORDED LIVE AT SOURCED COLLECTIVE

Pearl opened her with a cover medley from Ariana Grande's latest album including "Into You", "Side to Side", and finally "Dangerous Woman" with accompaniment from Jacob Mayeda. Her second song was an original titles "Come my Way" which is about beckoning and longing for hopes to come to fruition. She finished with her most recently written song "Drive Me Crazy" which was written in the midst of busy season of her life and is a musical manifestation of the challenges of a fast-paced world.

DRIVE ME CRAZY BY PEARL BOTTS
RECORDED LIVE AT SOURCED COLLECTIVE

James Spaite, an artist from San Diego, closed out our night with a moving performance. His first song was "Past, Present, Patience", he told us that he feels that songwriters often write out of an attempt to fulfill a need. In retrospect he wrote Past, Present, Patience out of a place of pain and reminding himself to make wise decisions. He is super fickle when it comes to relationships. His heart is inconsistent. It swells for a moment, then the tide goes back out, then it swells, then the tide goes back out. In a culture that heavily pushes the idea of singleness as something to be avoided at all costs, he thinks it is a healthy reminder that there is incredible value in putting the breaks on for a minute to figure yourself out. That said, he is majorly still learning how true that lesson is. In our Soundwave format we ask artist to do a cover and Jame went all out by mashing up country singer Bonnie Raitt's ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me" and "So Sick" by R&B artist Ne-Yo. James then played another song of his 2014 album A Woman Gave Me Music, "Effort". Finally he treated everyone in attendacne to two new unrelased songs.

PAST, PRESENT, PATIENCE BY JAMES SPAITE
RECORDED LIVE AT SOURCED COLLECTIVE

You can find all audio from the night up on Spotify, just search for Sourced Collective.