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Exclusive Premiere: In and Out of Love with The Flowers of God

27 Aug

Photo: Steve Gullick

Note: We are proud to be the first media outlet to present the full stream of In and Out of Love with The Flowers of God. The Flowers of God is an exciting new project from Andy Young and we’re sure this won’t be the last you hear about the band or the new EP.

Way back in March–at the height of NX35 madness–I posted, “A Challenged Sound” by The Flowers of God (aka Andy Young, drummer for now-defunct Denton legends Lift to Experience). Since then, Andy has been hard at work  finishing up three other songs to form an EP. And I have been impatiently waiting for him to finish it. Hearing bits of unfinished tracks only made me more impatient.

Well, the wait is finally over. In and Out of Love with The Flowers of God is finally complete, and a great deal of hard work went into it. Young was at the helm of the project, producing, writing the music and lyrics, singing lead vocals and playing most of the instruments. Not many musicians are brave enough to take on such a lofty project.

But Young didn’t work alone. He recruited a talent-packed team: local rising star Sarah Jaffe provided guest vocals on “Tunnelvisionary”, Bosque Brown’s Jeremy Buller played lead electric guitar on the same song, The Hope Trust’s Kelly Upshaw engineered the EP and played bass on “I Surrender!”, The Baptist Generals’ Peter Salisbury covered bass on the other three tracks, and Grammy-winning engineer Stuart Sikes (Loretta Lynn, Cat Power) mixed the EP.

Such an impressive personnel list breeds high expectations. Young exceeded all of mine. Continue reading