A New Normal // Music Monday

When I’m working / writing I need music with just the right rhythm, drive and vibe. Not to much going on, not to little. I like some vocals but mostly vibey, ambient, driving kinds of music. I listen to a lot of Explosions in the Sky, The Album Leaf, Sigur Ros, Olafur Arnolds… that kind of stuff. I’ve written a post about Olafur Arnolds [ LINK ], maybe some of these other folks will be future posts as well but today I’m writing about A New Normal. 

Justin Wright is the brains behind the operation. I know Justin a little bit, he’s a great dude and I’ve been listening to his music a ton lately! It’s perfect for my writing and study time. Mostly great ambient, electronic type stuff. Every once in awhile there a great voice added in. I love it and it probably helps that I know Justin and have worked with him. This summer I was speaking at a camp and I had this idea to have song composed and a video crafted to illustrate one of my messages. I contacted Justin and this is what we came up with. I am stoked about how it came out...

RHYTHM — Creation Full from Erik Willits on Vimeo.

There is a bunch of A New Normal stuff I really love. He has an album entitled Taize which is inspired by this time with the Taize Community in Europe. It’s really good, prayerful ambient music. Use it for study or for your prayer and meditation time.

Probably my favorite album is entitled A Narrative. Unfortunately you can’t listen to this on Spotifty like some of his other stuff but pick it up on the web, totally worth it. I think it might be the first album released, It's the first stuff i listen to and I REALLY like it. It’s just the right amount of drive and pace for my attention deprived brain.

My favorite song of his, which is on Spotify and features a mutual friend singing is I Can Feel Your Heartbeat. Joran Frye, which is the person who introduced me to Justin and A New Normal and plays in the band Urban Rescue (Justin also play in Urban Rescue), but Jordan sings and Justin works his A New Normal magic and creates an amazing song! 
Check it out on Spotify or listen below or even better, go buy the album (or just the single) and there is also a live video on youtube you can hunt down if you want. ENJOY!