Here's some new music from Springfield, MO's own Blank Canvas! This track is a single from their debut EP titled Blur. Blur is set to release on February 5, 2017. Blank Canvas reminds me more of a collective rather than a band. Reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac's Rumors album, members of Blank Canvas have "their songs" featuring different vocal styles and musical tonalities. Their sound reminds me of Deas Vail and The Civil Wars with hints of Ed Sheeran in the vocal style. Take a listen to their single titled "Goodness Gracious" below!
Alec, Noah, and Landon are excellent songwriters and even better musicians. I can honestly say it was a pleasure working with these guys in the studio. Noah is one of the most technical and smooth acoustic guitarists I've ever worked with. Alec's brother, Tyler, even jumped in and covered a song which will be released as an online-only bonus track! They manage to maintain a soothing, haunting, virtuoso-esque sound across all of their tracks, including the ones featuring the electric guitar as the foundational instrument.
All the vocals you hear were recorded using a Shure Sm7b ran through Avalon VT-737SP preamp emulation. The acoustic you hear is a Martin dreadnought recorded in stereo and the electric guitar you hear is a Fender Stratocaster ran through a Fender Hot Rod Deville 4x10 combo amp. The cajon is an LP and took quite a beating during the session. "All That's Left Now," "Goodness Gracious," and "This Too Shall Pass" were all recorded separately. "Blur" and the bonus track were recorded live.
Be sure you like Blank Canvas's page on Facebook and pick up their EP when it drops!