In making the video to "Broken Year" , I was able to express the visual side of the song. The video takes place in New England with many scenes of a woman hiking through the woods. Nature has always been a place where I can reflect and heal, so I wanted the video to express the healing side of the song.
"Broken Year" was written after a short-term relationship didn't work out as I had hoped it would, and I sort of just looked back at that time as a "Broken Year" where two
The person who brings a song to life and makes the sound clean, vibrant, and professional is the mixing and mastering engineer, This role can not be underestimated and for me, it is the most important step in the recording process.
Mixed and mastered by Bryon William Harris of BWH Music Group, not only did Bryon piece all the parts together (6 bass lines, 3 guitar parts, too many mandolin and steel parts to count, vocals and harmonies), he got all the parts to sound wonde
Meet Julie Broschard, the session singer who I chose to do the background vocals for "Broken Year." The key to finding just the right sound was to choose a singer whose vocal tone blended well with Mandy's, but was just different enough to make the harmonies really pop out. Julie says the voices who who influenced her most as young girl were Stevie Nicks, Karen Carpenter and Dolores O'Riordan of the Cranberries. Talk about a great match!!
You might know Julie as the vo