Sogo

 

This track began as a TLC remix between Mapp and I.

Then, former boss and wizard film composer Andrew Gross and I decided to write a song. Andrew wrote and played piano, I produced, and we enlisted fantastic talent to sing the gospel hook. We had high hopes it would sell. Our best shot was hustling it to Macklemore’s producer.

A year or so later after producing the track with Andrew, his daughter Ariel helped me meet Steven Sogo, an amazing singer and bassist from Burundi. Steven wrote a beautiful vocal while on tour and was able to come and record in my home in South Pasadena. He sang the first verse in Ikirundi and the 2nd in Swahili. For me, a dream come true.

 
 
 
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Jason Lesser