I was planning on writing a review as well as promote this new Syndi Alexander & Kenny McNeil collaboration along with an interview with Sydni. The interview will still happen but due to modern day issues with music distribution, iTunes and CDBaby released the song two days earlier than when they were supposed to (this is not the first time I’ve seen this happen. It is my third time witnessing this to be exact). So because it came out earlier than we all anticipated I must move with the moment and write the review now along with sharing all the necessary links and will publish a follow up interview in a couple of days.
Matthew Shell of MTS Music hooks me up again with an excellent exclusive. The team behind Sydni Alexander are comprised of the most professional and skilled people I’ve ever encountered, and definitely so as far as the world of independent recording is concerned.
What we have here is one of the most beautiful songs to come out of MTS Music and Blue Room Productions, I’ll even go as far as to use the far-too overused word ‘epic,’ to describe it. Sydni Alexander and Kenny McNeil were meant to sing together long before they ever met, this is more than just an opinion, it is an empirical fact I’d say. Both of their voices compliment each other sublimely. It also allows for Sydni to step out of the often age restricted styles (no fault of her own of course) into the more respected by all, adult contemporary scene. The magic of why Inspire Me sounds so great isn’t only because of the vocals however, the orchestration composed by Grammy-nominated arranger Jonathan Anand Wesley, who inspires a euphoric sensation to compliment the already highly skilled talent behind said vocals.
Go a bit further into the production and you will find Matthew Shell behind the scenes providing his expert talents as co-writer, producer, engineer, arranger and vocal producer. When Matthew Shell is at the helm of any recording, one can expect superb quality and inspiration for anyone interested in pursuing a career as engineer or music producer. His work is the golden standard one should follow if one wishes to achieve the best quality possible sound design.
Without further ado here is the excellent new duet Inspire Me by Sydni Alexander and Kenny McNeil. Keep an eye out for the upcoming interview where I will be able to get to know Sydni better.