First Listen: Jason Peterson DeLaire finds "True Love" on warm ballad

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    (July 15, 2022) The story of how Jason Peterson DeLaire brought the song “True Love” to life is an example of what happens when creative people occupy the same space. DeLaire was touring in Europe with Michael Bolton when he heard his friend and keyboardist Dave DelHomme playing the chords to a tune that would become “True Love.”

    DeLaire immediately said, “I want to write a song to those changes.” DeLaire tells us that he “wanted to go for ‘Nat King Cole’ old school jazz ballad thang on the song.” So he wrote lyrics and he and DelHomme put the song together at the keyboardist’s LA house.

    (July 15, 2022) The story of how Jason Peterson DeLaire brought the song “True Love” to life is an example of what happens when creative people occupy the same space. DeLaire was touring in Europe with Michael Bolton when he heard his friend and keyboardist Dave DelHomme playing the chords to a tune that would become “True Love.”

    DeLaire immediately said, “I want to write a song to those changes.” DeLaire tells us that he “wanted to go for ‘Nat King Cole’ old school jazz ballad thang on the song.” So he wrote lyrics and he and DelHomme put the song together at the keyboardist’s LA house.

    “True Love” is an intimate, keyboard and voice ballad with DeLaire, who is best known for his saxophone work, featured on the vocals.  The tune definitely has a show tune type of vibe. Vocally, DeLaire’s mature and expressive baritone has more of a Kurt Elling sound than Nat King Cole, but there is nothing wrong with that. DeLaire won’t make anyone mad if he decides to clear his throat and belt out a few more tunes.  Check out Jason Peterson Delaire’s “True Love” here.

    By Howard Dukes

    Jason Peterson DeLaire - "True Love"

     
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