WHAT THE PRESS RELEASE SAYS:
Over the last few years, I have been learning so much about what it means to love and be loved. With my young son and his mother, I have been experiencing the full spectrum of life's emotions - joys and sorrows alike - like never before. The profound love I feel gives me courage to face my greatest fears and continue stepping towards my best self. So clearly, I am learning how the inside universe creates the outside universe - that to truly love another, one must first and foremost love oneself.
As my marriage goes through hard times, the serenity of our home has been shaken to the core. Through the soaring heights and deepest depths of this whole experience, I am also learning a lot about peace - how it’s created and how it’s sustained. I am seeing that peace is not something declared, acquired, or set in stone. Real peace is made and remade, again and again, in each new moment.
The songs on this album are the new melodies and new words that come to my lips while working to build a home with my little family. Hopefully they reflect the continual practice of love. For Peace Process is just that, a process.
My deep appreciation & gratitude to all those who helped along the path of this record coming to light. I want to give special thanks to Elle Pierre, David Terranova, Dean McColl, Sina Taherkhani, Brendan South, EL Tsidkenu, Mario Schambon, Vandana Jain, Matan Ben-Zi, Samer Ghadry, Kqwon King, Kim Innis, Vladic Ravich, Yalda Heshmati, Marco Rojas, Kevin McLeod, Heather Seagraves, Stephen Joseph, Valeria Haedo, Miko Underwood, Francesco Soragna, Andrew Jervis, Ben Murray, Robbie Scott, Bandcamp, Falko Haus, The Wolfcastle, Casa Bellavista, and my son Ian Sims-Pierre. Love and respect to my mom Kathie Sims, my mother-in-law Joy Sterling, and my whole family for supporting me in this journey as an artist. I feel blessed to have such beautiful friends, family, and guiding spirits in my life.
I am so grateful to the deepest source of inspiration and motivation for this music - Elle Pierre and Ian Sims-Pierre. This record is for you both. I love you with all my heart.
All Songs Composed and Performed by Ian Sims, with exception of
Prayer - written by Ian Sims and EL Tsidkenu, and
We - written by Ian Sims and Elle Pierre
Recorded by Ian Sims Feb 4-8th, 2019 at Casa Bellavista in Preston-Potter Hollow, NY
Mixed by Ian Sims
Additional Mixing by Matan Ben-Zi at O'Deer Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Eric Broyhill at MonsterLab Audio in Stockholm, Sweden
Produced by Ian Sims
The Wolfcastle Management & Agency
All Art Direction and Films by The Wolfcastle
Album Cover Art and Photography by David Terranova
Magazine Design and Photography by Dean McColl
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