Music has always been the language of the human spirit - the very heart and soul of each of us. It is a reflection of what is most important and worthwhile to the person brave enough to put his or her heart to paper. It is a testament to the world in which we live and love and laugh... it is our observation.
Popular, commercial music has for some time seemed a bit uncertain of its direction - its message - perhaps even losing touch with its ability to touch lives and affect the hearts of loyal listeners - not just fanning emotions. It is easy to glean from headlines, TV and media that such confusion is common throughout the fragile world in which we live. And we all absorb and buy into that which we see and hear sensationalized around us. But we need not continue - knowingly or unknowingly - down the path of pessimism and broken dreams. That 'still small voice' inside each of us cries out for truth and goodness, reassurance and hope that all is not lost - that the world, despite all the bickering, is still a good place. Certainly our music - that which speaks to our very souls - should remind us of this.
This was the vision of Jac Dalton, Darren Mullan and Tony Savage as they began the journey of creating this massive album, 'FROM BOTH SIDES'.