Top Tune of the Week

Week of March 1, 2017
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Sam Phillips - World on Sticks

(click song title above to listen)

Bring the distance closer
I can take the space
I see time all at once when I look at the face
of our world on sticks
so brave, so small
I’m ready for the works so let’s have it all

“World on Sticks” was recorded in an old Charlie Chaplin-era bungalow near downtown Los Angeles during sessions for a new Sam Phillips album slated to be released later this year. This beauty of a song is the lead-off track on a mini-album to help keep us happy in the meantime very aptly titled Human Contact is Never Easy. The set was produced by Sam and mastered by Grammy winner Mike Piersante (Raising Sand, Oh Brother Where Art Thou). The tune is driven by percussion from longtime collaborator and drummer Jay Bellerose (also a co-writer on this tune), with Jennifer Condos on bass. On her lyrics Sam says “I was thinking about humans and how brave they can be under the most impossible circumstances. Our civilization feels fragile right now, like we are on the high wire without a net.”

Netflix debuted all four 90-minute episodes of the Gilmore Girls revival: A Year in the Life at 12:01AM November 26th to huge success! The revival features Sam’s signature La la’s and a now famous climatic dance featuring “Reflecting Light” among other treats. Read how Sam tackled the score and shaped the sound of Stars Hollow HERE.


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Contact & Licensing info:

“World on Sticks” Lyrics by Sam Phillips. Music by Sam Phillips and Jay Bellerose.
Published by: Eden Bridge Music (ASCAP) administered by Some Kind of Music, a Notable Music company and Downtown Music Publishing
Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Published by: Busterboy Music (ASCAP) administered by Words & Music, a division of Big Deal Music LLC.
Contact: Jennifer Falco / jennifer@wordsandmusicadmin.com

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