LYVELIFE – The JHP’s 2nd studio album is OUT NOW!

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2015 debut, The Julian Hartwell Project returns with a bold, collaboration-heavy concept album with LYVELIFE, out on 3/12/2021!

The 2nd full-length studio album by The JHP sees a new collaborative direction to the instrumental jazz-funk underpinnings of Hartwell’s core quintet, featuring a host of special guest vocalists and instrumentalists now in service to a grander vision. Five original songs delve into themes of perception, perspective, spirituality and personal growth – tackling what it might mean to live “LYVE” – and run the gamut of musical influences ranging from jazz, funk, soul, go-go, to hints at pop. Gestated through the tumultuous year that was 2020, LYVELIFE signals an exciting leap forward for pianist and composer Hartwell into fresh and fertile terrains of songwriting, collaboration, and production, with the vision to match.

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Purchase limited edition physical copies (after 3/13) HERE

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LYVELIFE would not have been possible without the talents, energy, time, dedication, and support of so many. I extend the biggest and sincerest THANK YOU to:

My bandmates and special guests ya’ll went above and beyond the call of duty. Thank you for your contributions and care in bringing this musical vision to life. My dear crowdfund supporters for believing in and staying patient with me through the duration of this project and the year called 2020. Rittenhouse Soundworks & Retro City Studios for providing ideal environments for record making. Michael Cumming for your expertise and great hang whilst recording, mixing, & beyond. Folks behind this product’s presentation and packaging: Gift Davis & Calliope White cover art, Eddie E-Luks photography, & Richard Payne design. Friends and Family for your invaluable love and support throughout this process, you know who you are. Finally, praises and thanks are due The Most High, my Creator and Sustainer, Author of ALL Life – for whom we unfold but a drop from the Divine Imagination while here on Earth…

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LYRICS

01 “Now Is” feat Stephanie Cole

03 Rough Sketch (feat. V. Shayne Frederick)

04 Mornin’ Luv (feat. Gary Dawkins)