NEW RELEASE: WEIGHT IN GOLD
Weight In Gold has quite the backstory. I was asked to compose a title track for a fantastic up and coming documentary series, "Deep Talks: Conversations With The Masters," produced by Emmy-nominated Angela Sadler Williamson. With the film's emphasis on people who overcome their struggles to create a positive impact on humanity; a subject that is very near and dear to my own heart, I knew this was a divine opportunity to pour my heart into something meaningful beyond words, and its timing could not have been more perfect.
Between the strains of the pandemic, a recent diagnosis of epilepsy for both my 9-year-old daughter and I, I personally I had to walk through some darkness which led me on a journey of growth in both heart and soul. I wrote this song as an encouragement to anyone struggling to find purpose amidst the difficulties (whatever they may be).
This is a reminder that we still shine. And the gift of who we are despite the circumstances is worth its weight in gold.
I had about 5-6 weeks to write the song and complete the full production before the film went into final edits. This felt like a nearly impossible reality, but that's where my magical circle of musical humans come in.
Every single person involved in this song delivered such a gift to the artistry of it all. Devoting time, thought, and heart to every note played and every detail of instrumentation, and every technical aspect of production. I could not have asked for a better illustration of exactly what this song is about.
Producer: Jack Petruzzelli
Co-Producer/Production Coordinator: John Tadrick
Tracking Engineer: John Mansfield, Jack Petruzzelli
Mix Engineer: Glenn Ianaro
Mastering Engineer: Fred Kevorkian
Written by: Sandi Joy
Vocals: Sandi Joy
Piano: Jack Petruzzelli, Sandi Joy
6 & 12-string Acoustic Guitars: John Mansfield
Electric Guitar: John Tadrick
Drums/Percussion: Miles Vandiver
Bass: Zebadiah Briskovich
String Ensemble: Olivier Manchon