Author: Jenna Hawryluk '20
Leading up to Blue Hawk Records twelfth compilation album "After Midnight", the Blue Hawk team will be holding an exclusive listening party to commemorate the album this Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm. The listening party will be graciously hosted at The Outpost in Asbury Park, a brand new space designed as a contemporary "rest-stop" for international touring musicians. The album itself will feature all the original songs from the artists, and an special cover of Eric Clapton’s “After Midnight,” recorded with help from Monmouth University’s own President Dimenna. The listening party will take place at The Outpost in Asbury Park, NJ an entire week before the album is officially out on the 18th. People attending will be able to experience our twelfth album in an intimate and exciting way. You will be able to experience how the artists auditioned acoustically, and how the songs were developed into what you hear on the album.
“I’m looking forward to it. It seems like a great opportunity to casually connect with everybody behind BHR outside of the academic and professional interactions. I’m especially excited to hear the artists’ music so that I can see how well their hard work and talent has paid off for them” -Brad Kraft (After Midnight Artist).
The album features FRANCESCA and her song “P. T. L”, Brad Kraft with “Live it Up”, Bri Scangarello with “Hold on Close”, Wynward and their song “Give It Up”, and a special collaborative effort by Shadiyah Jai, Carlos Forde, and Drew Fournier with their song “All On U”. Every artist had the opportunity to record their originals in the prestigious Lakehouse Recording Studios in Asbury Park, and all produced an amazing addition to the album. All artists will be in attendance at the listening session, and are excited to have their work be finally put into the world.
“We’re excited to be apart of the After Midnight compilation and we’re looking forward to hearing music from the other acts.” -Wynward (After Midnight Artists)
“I'm excited for the listening party! I think it's going to be really cool to have everyone together hearing what came out of all the hard work and long nights everyone put in to make this album. This was such a cool journey to be a part of; I can't wait to hear how it turned out!” -Bri Scangarello (After Midnight Artist)
The Listening Party will be held from 7pm-9pm and will have refreshments for all our guests. Join us at #OutpostCity in Asbury Park at 200 Cookman Avenue, and make sure to RSVP to the event on our Facebook page (Blue Hawk Records). You can click the button below to get to the event page easily. For all other updates, make sure to follow us on twitter, snapchat instagram, and more to be apart of our journey leading up to April 18th!
Various students behind the operation of Blue Hawk Records!
Olivia Rohlfs '18