“Close” – The Original Theme Song From The Film

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In May 2014, Donna Britton, an Oscar contending vocalist and award winning songwriter, was brought on board as Music Supervisor.  One of her first tasks was to help write a new original song for the film.  Performed by Brooklyn based artist Aaron Zimmer, the new song, entitled “Close”, is featured during the end credits of the film, and is written by Aaron W. Zimmer and Donna Britton.   The song was produced and engineered by Grammy and Dove Award nominated producer Dave Tough (www.davetough.com) in Nashville, TN.  The song manages to encapsulate a lot of the themes that Jason presents in the film, specifically around the need for touch, and also how our perceptions can often change once we finally see or experience something, and the greater understanding that brings to everyone.   That has been one of the goals that Jason hopes to accomplish with the release of the film.  A music video was also created to help launch the song as a cross promotional tool, and as part of Aaron Zimmer’s catalog of songs.  The song was recorded on June 16, 2014 at Columbia A Recording Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, in the same studio where 48 years before, a young Bob Dylan also recorded.

Performed by Aaron Zimmer

Musicians: Aaron Zimmer, Jason Ahlbrandt, Ebbert Gepner II

Engineered & Produced By: Dave Tough

Co-Producer: Donna Britton

Executive Producer: Jason O’Brien

Interns: Jake Minnes & Andrew Christenberg

Recorded at Quonset Hut / Columbia A Studios, Nashville, TN

Special Thanks To Belmont University

Mastering: Mike Monseur, Bias Studios, Springfield, VA

Leesta Val Music (BMI), Mountain Row Music (ASCAP), Stone Shadow Mountain Music (BMI), Courtesy of Mountain Row Music

© 2014.  All Rights Reserved.

DONNA BRITTON is an Oscar contending vocalist and award winning songwriter, who has performed on ABC News “Dayside” 10/3/2013, “Love Can Feed the World” released to help feed children, and on PBS’s “Conversations with Jeff Weeks”.  She regularly performs in Nashville at the The Bluebird Cafe, The Commodore, Hotel Indigo, and Jim Parker’s Songwriter’s Series.  Her songs have appeared in Showtime’s “L” Word, House of Consignment, VH1, TVO, Green Heroes web series, Venice the Series, World News, & Rock Band Network.  She has also performed at the Troubadour, The Roxy, The Palomino, The Bla Bla, and shared the stage with Al Jarreau, Don Henley, Billy Idol, Martha Reeves, The Four Seasons, and The Bangles.  She is a songwriter & advisory board member for the Songs of Love Foundation and has written 145 songs for ailing children.  She worked with Kid Pan Alley Children’s project, along with notables like Delbert McClinton, Cracker, Kix Brooks, & Amy Grant.  She is the current Owner & Director of Licensing of Mountain Row Music, specializing in TV, Film & Commercial placements, and was the music supervisor & album director for the film  Halloween Party, placing 27 songs, 7 written for the movie, with one being a 2013 Oscar contender.  She is also President of Team Green World, a Non Profit, dedicated to music education.  For more information, go to www.whatsuponthemountain.com.

Brooklyn based singer/songwriter AARON ZIMMER is proud to announce the release of The Surgeon / In Stone, the second in a collection of 7 vinyl releases.  Written, performed, recorded and produced by Aaron, these songs were inspired by the passing of his father in 2013.  Zimmer is making a name for himself in NYC and across the country, not only for his brand of pop/rock, but also for his engaging one-man live show that includes a multitude of instruments, percussion, and loops.  Zimmer is touring clubs and college campuses throughout 2014.  For more information, go to www.aaronzimmer.com.


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