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Monks on Main Street [SINGLE]
With the power of Dr. Martin Luther King’s articulate opening invocation, Cornflower’s new single “Monks on Main Street” drops into your ear drums with a pulsating funk anthem to the times we live in. It is a call-to-action to “people of goodwill” to “bring your presence into the world” and become consciously active through our breath and awareness.
“Monks on Main Street” is recorded using Cornflower’s all-vocal arrangements by producer Bret Levick. With a twist of R&B vocalizing within the multi-part harmonies of the chorus and a swinging southern-fried funk instrumentation, it’s potent lyricism calls the listener to their power with each passing verse that crescendos with its chill-bump inducing final chorus.
The intention of the song is to inspire those who hear it, to realize that they have the power to transform themselves and their world through their direct Presence. The song focuses on the importance of the individual’s role in assisting the creation of a more conscious, harmonious and peaceful world, based on equal rights and equality for all. It encourages the listener to; stand up, show up and engage the important issues occurring on a personal, local, state, national and global level from a place of conscious breath, intention and peaceful action.
Monks on Main Street [Lyric Video]
TimeSpace Sound Meditations, Vol. 1
TimeSpace Sound Meditations, Volume 1, is a compilation composed of three sound meditation "movements" lasting between 10 - 20 minutes in length that present the birthing of a new facet in Cornflower's evolution of expression. Each movement is unique, as each one was recorded live and performed as an improvisation, completely unrehearsed and aligned to the energy of the day and the moment.
The intention of the Sound Meditation is to free yourself from the limitations of time and space, to become fully present, to find oneself centered in the Now, by reconnecting with your breath, body and the natural world.
May this music connect you deeper to who you truly are.
Recorded by Cornflower at TONEHOME Studios in Talent, OR.
Cornflower’s sound emerges from the moment connecting you to your Soul. His voice calls us deeper into Presence utilizing modern mantra-like lyrics upon a landscape of vocal loops, he builds layers and dimensions of harmony and groove like sonic lasagne into an anthemic chant to set your body ablaze in movement and prayer.
With influences ranging from Phish to Michael Jackson and Al Jarreau to Björk, Cornflower’s music is a mix of experimental vocal soul, world-funk, jam & electronica layered over a delicate balance of structure and improvisation.
He has shared stages with the likes of Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bobby McFerrin, Victor Wooten, Jeff Pevar, Mike Love, Indubious, Jai-Jagdeesh, Fanna-Fi-Allah and Janet Stone.
After his debut album “Journey Into Sound” in 2009, culled from improvisational performances, his newest studio singles, “You Are The Medicine” featuring Indubious & “Monks on Main Street” are his most focused and potent material to date.