When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance
“I Hope You Dance” – made famous by LeeAnn Womack – is a beautiful reminder that we need to take time to see the beauty in our lives and appreciate the opportunities that we have. Robert had performed this song at some of his shows, and immediately suggested it for Lullabies from the Heart. This track features the Twin Cities vocalist, Aimée Lee.
“I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean,
Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens,
Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance,
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance….I hope you dance”
Robert chose this song because it reminds us to take the time to dance – garden, sing, play, love – because “to be busy and to work hard and long is the epidemic of our world, and we need to take the time to enjoy life in whatever way we can.
On September 21st, Rafael chose to play “I Hope You Dance” on KFAI’s “A Great Blend of Watercolors.” Listen to Robert explain why he chose the song, and hear the track itself!
Lev Productions spent the afternoon with Robert Robinson in MasterMix studio at the Institute of Production and Recording in Minneapolis, MN recording the first set of tracks for Robert’s new album Lullabies from the Heart. This album hopes to show a softer side of Robert Robinson, allowing him to use his voice to lull his fans. Although our team of professionals have been working on the music for more than a month, the music has finally come to life with the voice of “God’s canary” himself.
The dynamic duo that brought you Robert’s Inspiration album is back with a musical vengeance. Instructor at IPR and well known producer Scott “Scooter” Nelson says he is happy to be working with Robert again, and remembers the first time they worked together in the studio fondly. “I’m serious,” said Nelson in the studio. “When I first recorded Robert, I had to go ask Tom Tucker for help because I was scared Robert was going to break my microphone!”
But Lullabies From the Heart is bringing out a whole new dynamic of Robert’s powerful voice. Lead sound engineer at Green River Recording and student at IPR in Minneapolis, Chris Tianen, describes Robert’s vocals as “the perfect mixture of tension and release.” Chris, who studies under Scooter, assisted in the studio and will be working on the album with Lev Productions in the coming months.
The moments in the studio were pure magic. They brought a new vigor to the team. We cannot wait to get back in the studio later this month.
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