"Lyric videos are becoming more and more popular all the time," Passamano notes. "They help fans connect with a song's message while creating an entertaining visual experience that further enhances the music." Sammy used Adobe After Effects software to create the piece; his first in this format. His previous efforts include conceptual and live music videos for The Roys, Marty Raybon, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Darrell Webb, Monroeville, Billy Droze and Brand New Strings.
"'No More Lonely' is pure Country soul with a Bluegrass heart ... reminiscent of the style that made Dolly Parton a star. This is music from the roots of both genres."
- Bob Cherry, Cybergrass
In collaboration with some of today's hottest songwriters, including Steve Dean, Larry Alderman, Jenee Fleenor and Keesy Timmer, as well as Country star Josh Thompson, The Roys are once again poised to take their listeners on an amazing musical journey. Exploring a vast array of human emotions, The View resonates with diversity as it traverses the highs and lows of life. From the inspirationally-celebratory "Mended Wings" to the heartbreak of goodbye found in "Heaven Needed Her More," to the powerfully poignant look at the life of an Alzheimer's patient found in "Sometimes," the duo tackles uncommon topics with grace, compassion and insight. Throughout the album, they are ably backed by band members Clint White (fiddle), Daniel Patrick (banjo) and Erik Alvar (bass).
The siblings teamed up with Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry icon "Whisperin' Bill" Anderson to compose the disc's title track. The song eulogizes Lee and Elaine's grandparents' final resting place at Saint Mary's in New Brunswick, Canada. The lyrics and melody paint images of the small church overlooking the river so masterfully that one might ask if it is the view God sees while looking out his own window.
"Elaine and I poured our souls into this project," Lee admits as he climbs aboard the bus for another whirlwind festival season. "We focused hard on writing what was in our hearts, used our band throughout, and recorded and produced it in our studio. It's a bit unnerving to throw so much of ourselves out there, but we wanted this album to tell The Roys' story," he explains.
"No More Lonely" was written by Elaine, Lee and Nashville hitmaker Steve Dean; the single is now available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic.
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