Space Summit have officially premiered their new track titled ‘Life This Way’ on Jammerzine. Fitting as the title track for its spacious sound and majestic feel, ‘Life This Way’ is a song that breathes and takes a wide and open space without filling that space out with much orchestration. A song that lives by its hook and flows through its flavor, ‘Life This Way’ (the song) is further proof that ‘Life This Way’ (the album) is as much a set of individual concepts as much as it is a complete album.
A sincere prog pop rock-scape in which each song comes to fruition for the listener as much as it was born, raised, and loved by the musicians who made them.
‘Life This Way’, the album, releases September 10th.
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About ‘Life This Way’ (Single)
Life This Way is the second single and title track from Space Summit’s debut album. The track came about with Marty writing with space in mind, no, not that kind of space, space for Jed to write a melody instead of filling up the song with lots of noise, chords, bass notes, and arpeggios, just space for a melody to be born. Then followed by a catchy chorus, the song became a band favorite and a victory for simplicity.
About ‘Life This Way’ (Album)
Space Summit is a collaboration between the ubiquitous Marty Willson-Piper (ex-the church) and Minneapolitan Jed Bonniwell. Writing the music together, Marty handles the luminescent electric guitars and the bass whilst Jed is in charge of lead vocal duties and lyrics. The album is produced by Marty and producer/engineer Dare Mason who also plays keyboards. Phoebe Tsen sings harmony vocals, Olivia Willson-Piper plays the strings and Eddie John the drums. All the usual suspects from recent Noctorum and MOAT projects make an appearance, with the exception of Phoebe who lives in Borneo, yes, really!
Space Summit’s music was conceived in cyberspace – and was recorded in America, Borneo, Sweden and the UK. The music created on Space Summit’s debut album by Jed and Marty is simultaneously modern and classic dreampop –the subtle shading of dark and light with layered, sonic textures on every track. This album is one of the fascinating results of Marty’s Sessioneer Series, where he works with discovered collaborators from around the globe on new musical ideas.
Space Summit started as discussions around music and guitar technique in 2013 and eventually flourished into songwriting and musical collaboration. Marty would provide some musical sketches, chords or riffs – Jed would then add lyrics and additional musical ideas, and each song would continue to evolve back and forth until a complete demo had been created – finally taking the songs into the studio to record them with other musicians. With touring coming to a halt in 2020, the lockdown provided the time needed to bring this album to completion.