Artist: Justin Wade Tam
Hometown: Nashville, Tennessee
Song: “The Comfort of Our Dream” (Feat. Erin Rae)
Release Date: September 16, 2022
Label: Soundly Music
In Their Words: “‘The Comfort of Our Dream’ was co-written with my friend Ben Cramer (of Old Sea Brigade) in his sunroom one morning last winter. We were reflecting on the beauty of the mundane moments of a committed relationship. At some point love stops being ‘flowers in the spring’ and starts being about the story you’re building together and all the ups and downs that entails.
“Ben Cramer and Owen Lewis produced ‘The Comfort of Our Dream’ at The Galt Line studios in Berry Hill, a true dream team of collaborators. We started with my guitar/vocal and then Ben added electric guitars, bass, and keys — he really set the ambient frame for the song. My dear friend Jordan Lehning then arranged a French horn part for the bridge and we ended up tracking the arrangement with Corin Dubie at Jordan’s studio. The French horn/whistle combo really took the production in the whimsical direction that I’d hoped it would go in the bridge. To round out the sound, Erin Rae kindly agreed to come sing harmony. I’m a huge fan of her work and her vocal timbre elevated the song to a whole other level. I’m incredibly grateful for this cast of super talented folks making this song special.” — Justin Wade Tam
Photo Credit: Sam Street