Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sarah with Theo Tams (audio)

Canadian Idol Winner's Theo Tams album was released this week and includes the track Let Go co-written by Sarah Slean. You can now preview the song on Theo's site, track 11.

'Sue' who was kind enough to post a response to our first posting regards to the details on the track back in April pointed out the following article:

Theo also collaborated with Canadian artists like Dahmnait Doyle and Andy Stochansky and had one of his musical idols, Sarah Slean, co-write a song for him with Greg Johnston.

Slean had never co-written a song for anyone before but was inspired to do so after seeing Theo perform a cover of her tune "Sweet Ones" on Canadian Idol last summer.

"Apparently she said that it was the first time that someone kind of did it right, the way the song was meant to be, and it was just so cool that she offered really to co-write a song," says Theo.

The result is "Let Go," which has become one of Theo's favourite songs on the album.

"It's the closest to my heart. That song is just kind of my anthem now. I like how she talks about how she has freedom and to me that's what Idol was. It was this chance for me to really just present myself, and my weaknesses, sweaty guy and all," he laughs, in reference to his very first Idol audition that had him meeting the judges with giant pit stains. "And really, for one of the first times in my life just step out (and) be myself."

Sarah's first co-written song for another artist that I know off is Heather Nights by Buck 65 done in 2005. Sarah has also enjoyed some of the other covers of Sweet Ones. In her journal pointed out some "You Tube" stars and gave a "wow" to this video. Personally I love this cover by Daniel and think it's well worth linking too again.