Leon Ware Shares A Message Of Love On "Close To Life" [Premiere]
Stephen Emmer brings some of the greatest soul singers ever for an inspired project in support of peace, love and mankind.
The arranger from Amsterdam, the son of the legendary Fred Emmer and Roekie Aronds — Stephen Emmer — has worked tirelessly to package his new labor of love, Home Ground, which is needed now more than ever before.
The 16-track album solidifies his career as one of the best avant-garde type of producers in the game, as Home Ground finds him working with Patti Austin, Ursula Rucker, Kendra Foster, Chaka Khan, the late Leon Ware and more.
It is our pleasure and honor to premiere “Close To Life” from Home Ground featuring the soulfully classic vocal stylings of Leon Ware. In a collaboration between Stephen Emmer and Frank McComb, Leon Ware shares positive vibes about uniting as one, ending hate and being a force for good.
Adding to the mix the orchestral composition curated by Stephen Emmer, “Close To Life” fills the “What’s Going On?!” vibe to help us through these trying times. The main crux of the Home Ground project is the charity “War Child,” which serves as a key source of inspiration for audiophiles and creatives.
Home Ground, which is available now (June 9) on all platforms, is carefully selected by Stephen Emmer and mixed by the one and only, Bob Power (A Tribe Called Quest, The Roots, Erykah Badu). Support good intentions by copping this project on iTunes, Bandcamp and Pledge Music, make reservations to attend the listening party + press play on the video below.