Guitarist Jeff Gunn soars in new video for “Spiritus Momentous (Never Give Up Opus 2)”
With decades of musical expertise and an unprecedented repertoire, Jeff Gunn, JUNO-nominated Canadian master guitarist and songwriter, keeps you on the right foot with his new single and new video, “Spiritus Momentus (Never Give Up Opus 2) â.
Firmly anchored to Gunn’s signature percussive rhythms and harmonic melodies, the song shines as the first single from his upcoming new album, Momentum, which is set to arrive in Spring 2022.
The fiery song is a dazzling composition featuring the rhythmic styles of famous drummer and percussionist Mike Sleath (Shawn Mendes), who brings his chops to the Peruvian box-shaped instrument called the Cajon, as well as the stringed witchcraft of Koi Anunta (Glass Tiger, Adam Lambert), who delights listeners with her sensational work on guitar and violin.
Drawing on the uplifting sonic instrumentation of Jeff Gunn, âSpiritus Momentus (Never Give Up Opus 2)â is a song intended to take the listener on a musical journey brimming with joy and positivity; its beautifully shot music video communicates the radiant energy of the song, with Gunn and Anunta showing off their talent on the sunny beaches and rolling hills of Hollywood.
â’Spiritus Momentous’ – and the album as a whole – is a journey that reveals the power, beauty and versatility of the guitar,â Gunn shares. âAt its heart is sound storytelling and the search for inspiration in difficult times. “
An album rich in melodic spirit, Gunn’s highly anticipated new release Momentum strives to help remove the dark clouds in people’s lives when it is released next year. Beyond such a feeling, every aspect of Gunn’s artistic vision has been meticulously formulated to challenge genre conventions and elevate what we see as guitar-driven music.
The versatility of the project is the result of its cast of accomplished musicians and distinct instrumental choices. Co-produced by award-winning guitar maestro Antoine Dufour, who helps Gunn build a vibrant record that appeals to musicians and music lovers alike, Momentum’s harmonic range is further explored through the musical appearances of saxophonist Dennis Passley ( Northern Soul Horns, Arkells) and flutist Rob Christian (Kush, Sugar Devils). This collection of immensely talented artists apply their skills to an already full bodied album.
But it all comes down to Jeff Gunn, a multi-talented artist with a long, winding road-like musical journey – exemplified by his performances in some of the world’s most prestigious venues, and credits alongside some of the world’s greatest artists. ‘recording of our time. He has received accolades for his guitar and production work on Emmanuel Jal’s JUNO Award-nominated album, The Key, as well as co-writing credits with Nelly Furtado. In addition to these career highlights, the long list of notable artists he has had the pleasure of recording with includes Domanique Grant, Mark Pellizzer, Kae Sun, and more.
Jeff Gunn continues to contribute heavily to the guitar community with countless hours of online guitar lessons available at JamPlay.com, as well as several articles in leading guitar magazines like Acoustic Guitar Magazine, Guitar World, Canadian Musician , and more.
Jeff Gunn’s new single and video “Spiritus Momentus (Never Give Up Opus 2)” is available now. Momentum is available in spring 2022.
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