One of the best things about life in Nashville is that I often find myself saying things like: “I’ll be right back, I’ve got to go to the spaceship for a minute.” How often do you get to say something like that while being completely matter-of-fact? It’s true, there’s a spaceship next door to my office and there’s a lonely astronaut inside it making awesome music. There’s a spacesuit and everything. I drove past it a few days ago while the door was open and it looked so cool I thought it might have actually been a tunnel into tomorrow.
The record will be finished sometime this spring, and while Andy–I mean Leonard–isn’t ready to unveil the full-production tracks yet, he’s been awesome enough to record acoustic versions of three of the songs as a sneak preview. Here’s one, and you can download this and the other two when you pre-order the record in the Rabbit Room store.
“Beat Of My Heart”
by Andrew Osenga
Pete Peterson is the author of the Revolutionary War adventure The Fiddler’s Gun and its sequel Fiddler’s Green. Among the many strange things he’s been in life are the following: U.S Marine air traffic controller, television editor, art teacher and boatwright at the Florida Sheriffs Boys Ranch, and progenitor of the mysterious Budge-Nuzzard. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Jennifer, where he's the Executive Director of the Rabbit Room and Managing Editor of Rabbit Room Press.
It was great to hear this one live at the Behold the Lamb show on Saturday night. Definitely pre-ordering!
Kathy Frazier Goodpastor
This song was INCREDIBLE this weekend!
Sometimes people are Very Awesome, like when they build spaceships and record music in them.
Andrew, I’m a huge fan of this song. It really seems like your songwriting is getting more and more complex and lovely. I can’t wait for the new album. If this tune is any indication, it’s going to be great. I’m super glad I got in on the ground floor!
“…tunnel into tomorrow…”
I’m sorry, but if you don’t think this whole spaceship concept is the coolest thing on the planet, you are lame.
I wrote about this a few days ago. I’m loving it.
It suddenly struck me dear
Sitting bored at the last frontier
It was you
It was always only you
Nice work Andy, can’t wait to hear the finished product. (And hopefully a taste this Thursday in Wichita Falls!)
Holy cow, holy cow. So glad I helped fund this (we love to be relevant 🙂 ).
Now I have even more reasons to be excited about BtLoG this weekend!
I’m agree with Jared, hope to hear this in Wichita Falls tonight!
I feel so lucky to be able to see the spaceship in person a couple weeks ago with Casey W. Great to meet you too, btw.
I loved the full band version of this last night! Can’t wait to hear the full version and I really hope Andy brings the spaceship on tour next year. Just think of the possibiities… Behold the Lamb of God….in Space!
It was indeed excellent live, with the extra instrumentation. Unfortunately, Andy told me that the space ship would be dismantled to make room for actual warehouse-y stuff when the record is done.
Maybe some wealthy collector will pay to have it delivered and reassembled on site…?
Awesome. And even more fabulous live at the Cleburne, Texas BTLOG show last weekend. Thanks for having the crazy courage to bring this idea into the realm of reality, Andy.
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