Feature Release: Arbor North - "You, Me & Jesus"

You'll often find that it's music that brings together two individuals and their new-found love for each other but, these two found their love of music through their love for each other and their faith.


Nashville-based duo Arbor North not only capture hearts with their divine vocals, but also with their true and pure love story. Michael Boris & AC Jones have a shared Christian faith that they are keen to share with a UK & US audience, and intend to do so through how they act and what they do and, of course, the songs they write and perform together.


Michael Boris (of the former country trio, Lockeland) met country artist, AC Jones at a music industry event in Nashville, Tennessee in 2020. Later that year, the two began a long distance relationship over text messages, phone calls, and Facetime, which led to an "I do" in October 2021. However, it wasn't until recently that their musical paths collided and, Arbor North was born.


"With a sonic landscape that combines modern country, rock, soul, and a little bit of funk couples with lyrical content that is heartfelt and autobiographical, the duo strives to both write and self-produce music that is fun, memorable, and nostalgic"


'You, Me and Jesus' was written by the duo as the soundtrack for their first dance at their wedding. Talking of how the track came about, the duo explain:


"The title, 'You, Me, and Jesus', is a phrase that we started to say to each other during our time as a long-distance couple before we were married. We’d end all of our letters and cards with it when we’d write to each other, and on days when the distance made us miss each other even more than usual, we’d use the saying as a comfort. When we decided to write a wedding song, it was clear that we needed to use this little motto of ours as a title. We finally landed on exactly what we wanted the song to say, and opted for a simply-stated set of vows to each other that, at the very end, goes beyond 'til death do us part'”.


The song is a simplistic, meaningful and solemn vow to stand by each other and to always rest in their faith. The sensitively managed production complements the purity of the song and allows the vocals and the message to lead the way in connecting with the audience. The clarity of the strings which flow through the track are a true compliment to the vocals, which flow easily across the emotive lyrics.


The duo gave their fans & listeners a rather big treat by releasing the official music video exclusively to Facebook BEFORE the release [Check it out below]! It is evident from the off, that this song was meant to be written and, to be written for the love between these two. An affectionate tone to the vocals, heartfelt lyrics and instrumentation that will touch your soul. I think any listener could relate to this in some way, with some one.


When working on the production for this song, both AC and Michael envisaged acoustic instrumentation with a tender, somber, and almost Celtic style fiddle (performed by Kyle Pudenz). They felt that the somewhat stripped down production would allow the words to be the main focus and give the song a more intimate feel - an aim they have met to perfection. Recorded at The Blue Grotto, Nashville, You, Me, and Jesus is a love song to span genres, bringing people together as it does so.


Credits

Songwriters: AC Jones and Michael Boris

Kyle Pudenz – Fiddle

Jonathan Wyndham – Acoustic Guitar

Patrick Martin – Bass

Michael Boris – Djembe, Piano, Programming (Cello), Vocals

AC Jones – Vocals

Sean Spence – Recording Engineer

Mark Lonsway – Mixing Engineer

Andrew Darby – Georgetown Masters

Recorded at The Blue Grotto

For more information, to arrange an interview or press coverage, contact georgie@sonnetmusic.co.uk


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