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Listen now: The new 2020 Recording of “Tempest 25”


“25 years ago, I released this little song called ‘Tempest’ on a record bearing the same name,” Jesse  reflects, . “Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine what would follow. At the time, I had no idea it would change my life” 
“This new recording of Tempest 25 started as a simple idea,” he explains. “I’d use this pandemic time to record a new version of ‘Tempest’ and see if it would sound different. 
“Have I changed as a musician, or as a producer? 
“Oddly enough, the process seemed familiar,” he continues. “25 years ago, the original was created with me alone at my house, playing all the instruments because I couldn’t afford to hire musicians. This time, it was me alone because of social distancing.”
“When you write these things, at first, they’re like your kids,” he continues, breaking it down. “You think of them as yours. 
“But then they grow up and start to live a life all their own. Other people record them, use them in their own work, or get married to them, live, celebrate, even heal to them. 
I owe a huge debt to this little song,” Jesse reflects on Tempest. “It opened the world to me and allowed me to live a life beyond my dreams” 
“For that, I am forever grateful.” 
Listen to the new “Tempest 25” now