Norwegian-American Robert Smith-Hald is ready with his second album ”Thou Mayest”
”There’s a black wind blowing, and it’s haunting you so bad…”
The title song is inspired by John Steinbeck’s epic novel ”East of Eden”, a partly autobigraphical novel that also deals with Steinbeck’s relationship to God and faith, the human ability to distinguish between good and bad, and the choices one makes in life and how it shapes you. ”There’s a black wind blowing, and it’s haunting you so bad…” (Thou mayest)
”That’s the best opening line I ever heard man. Man I wish i had written that!” – Reese Wynans (Double Trouble) from the recording in Nashville.
Legendary rock studio
”Thou mayest” was recorded in the legendary rock studio 16 Ton in the music capital Nashville. Grammy nominated Erick Jaskowiak and Spellemann award winning Orbo are producers. They were joined by John Prine’s drummer Paul Griffith, Taylor Swift’s bassist Tim Marks, Fats Kaplin on fiddle, and the legend Reese Wynans (Double Trouble, Steve Ray Vaughan) on hammond B3 and piano. The fact is that ”Thou mayest” was recorded in extraordinary surroundings with extraordinary people. Nashville and the city’s talented musicians made it an exceptional album.
”The best music experience I ever had” – Robert Smith-Hald.