Interview: Singer’s George Harrison tribute almost sounds like unreleased song

“A little while after George Harrison’s passing I wanted to compose a tribute to him and his music,” he said, discussing how the song came about. “I chose to approach the song as though George himself were writing it. What would he say to his family, friends and fans. I also wanted to include his deep spirituality and tongue in cheek sense of humor. Then to cap it all off I attempted to write it in Harrison’s style.”

The song, which you can hear in the video spot and which he says was done “pretty much one take with over dubbed harmonies,” has an amazing similarity to George Harrison.

“I have been a fan of the Beatles since I was a kid and also studied their solo material. I think I learned all that I needed to know about songwriting from them,” he said. “George Harrison was an amazing writer and performer and I feel like I know him though I’ve never met him. So, the vocal work on this track came from a place of love and an attempt to honor George’s memory and perhaps reassure his family friends and fans…and myself that he lives on in his music and message. That idea that he is still with us.”

“Still With You” is his first tribute, though not the first song he’s in the style of another recording artist. “I do like to try writing in the style of my favourite artists, like a song called “I’ll Be Loving You” that I wrote for James Taylor to perform.” You can find this on YouTube.

“Still With You (Tribute to George Harrison)” is available on and through iTunes.


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