Illumine My Inner Being

from by Michael James



I love the process of solving a great mystery, but sometimes the universe makes it easy.

This song did not feel at all like work. Everything about it was easy. A big chunk of the "composed" portion of the melody was sung by Urban Olsson as an improvisation during the same writing session as Shine Your Light. My guitar performance was nailed on the first take. We instantly captured the vibe. I'm convinced this tune was a gift because all I had to do was stay out of the way and let nature take its course.


from Marchesano, released March 8, 2015
Guitars, Dobro, Bass, Wurlitzer: Michael James
Piano, Hammond B3, Mellotron: David Zeman
Drums: Jaben Pennell

Produced & Mixed by Michael James. Co-produced by David Kahne and Urban Olsson.
Written by Michael James and Urban Olsson.
© 2015 Marchesano Music admin. by Bug Music (ASCAP).
℗ © 2015 Alternator Records LLC. All rights reserved.



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Michael James Simi Valley, California

• Producer.Mixer.Engineer.Songwriter.Guitarist
• Gold & Platinum Records
• Discography includes New Radicals, Hole, Far, Robben Ford, L7, Edwin McCain, Chicago, Reverend Horton Heat, A.J. Croce, Butterfly Boucher, Jane's Addiction, Maia Sharp, Too Much Joy, Kalimba, Mario Guerrero and Jawbreaker.
• Former Warner/Discovery head of A&R & Producer, trained by WEA founder Jac Holzman.
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