Guitarist Eric Peterson (Testament/Dragonlord) and Celtic singer Leah have teamed up to bring you a new symphonic metal track titled “Winter Sun”. The song was recorded by five musicians between three different countries with the aid of the free communication app WhatsApp. Peterson comments:
“Leah and I orchestrated the vocals, drums, guitars and bass by leaving each other voice messages that you can record and can leave/make decent recordings of clips of music through WhatsApp. Also, the sound quality is sharp enough that you can actually hear the dynamics well. It’s truly amazing! It’s a free app, so between Canada and Germany and Slovenia, that’s some savings for sure! Pretty awesome!”
“I’m so excited about how technology has changed the music industry. Suddenly people are able to collaborate from all around the world and produce incredibly high-quality material. The possibilities are endless. Even something as simple as an app on a smart phone has completely revolutionized the way we write music. As a busy artist and mother of five kids, it was vital for me to be able to quickly record my vocal and lyric ideas and literally sing them into WhatsApp and fire it off to Eric in seconds. It made this song entirely possible.”
“Winter Sun” was performed by Eric Peterson (guitars and percussion) and Leah (vocalist, piano, harp and keys), featuring guest musicians Alex Bent (drums), Tilen Hudrap (bass), and Lyle Livingston (additional keys). You can get a copy of the track here.