Beyond Music Same Sky Album cover 2019.

STORY

Released August 23, 2019

In 2019 producer Larry Klein (USA) and Beyond Music invited Elly Kellner to spend two weeks in Studios La Fabrique, one of the world leading studios (France) with twenty-two other artists from 17 countries. An A-list studio band was assembled including Dean Parks (Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Elton John), Ed Harcourt (Patti Smith, Marianne Faithfull), Adrian Utley (Portishead), Manu Katché (Sting, Peter Gabriel, Jeff Beck, Dire Straits), Clive Deamer (Radiohead) and Dan Lutz (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot).

 

All together a true world music album was created consisting of song collaborations crossing borders and cultures with the theme of togetherness, love and connection. The song Different, You and I was written by Elly Kellner and Heather Bond (USA). Elly also sang part of the lead vocals for the song We Are One. She can be heard singing backingvocals on the songs Water, Our Colors and More Of Us.

 

Video vlogs of her experience in France give a good insight of the atmosphere during the making of this album. You can watch the vlogs here.

 

Same Sky

BEYOND MUSIC

BEYOND MUSIC is an online platform that invites professional musicians, singers, composers and songwriters from all genres to collaborate worldwide. Cross-genre, cross-culture, cross-generation. The platform  was co-founded by Tina Turner and supported by the Swiss BEYOND FOUNDATION, established in 2007 by the couple Regula and Beat Curti. is a registered non-profit organization, supporting projects that unite cultures through music in order to foster cross-cultural understanding, awareness, dialog and respect. They want musicians from all over the world to inspire each other, to work together and to create a worldwide team spirit of togetherness and compassion.

CREDITS

Produced by Larry Klein
Recorded at Studios La Fabrique by Maxime Le Guil
Mixed by Tchad Blake, Tim Palmer, Adam Greenspan, Stephen Lipson, Maxime Le Guil
Mastering Engineer: Bernie Grundman
Pro-Tools Engineer: Steph Marziano
Assistant Engineers: Daniel Cayotte, Remy Dumetz
Equipment and Transport: Chris Stone

BEYOND MUSIC Volume One Same Sky featured artists:
Abdullah Alhussainy – Egypt
Beshar Al Azzawi – Iraq
Mariana Baraj – Argentina
Andreas Bernitt – Denmark
Heather Bond – USA
Moshe Elmakias – Israel
Danielle Eog Makedah – Cameroon
Brice Essomba – Cameroon
Sandro Friedrich – Switzerland
Sheryl Gambo – Congo
Jivan Gasparyan Jr. – Armenia
Eduard Glumov – Kazakhstan
Mor Karbasi – Israel
Max Keller – Switzerland
Elly Kellner – The Netherlands
John Lumpkin II – USA
Syssi Mananga – Belgium/Congo
Kane Mathis – USA
Kate Northrop – USA/Switzerland
Bijayashree Samal – India
Sasha Shlain – Russia
Ingrid White – Cameroon
Msafiri Zawose – Tanzania

LYRICS

Different, You and I

I’ve been lost in silence
I’ve been so afraid
To get up and sing my part

 

I wanted to go places
Wanted to embrace
All the beauty in my heart
 

 

I look up at a shooting star
Across the open sky
And I hear your voice say it’s okay
When I can’t sleep at night
 

Sometimes it’s so hard to breathe
We’re different you and I
That’s what makes this world unique
Cause your heart beats with mine
 

 

You have more to live for
You can reach so high
You can rise and touch the stars
 

 

You can carry on
Sing your own sweet song
And embrace all that you are

 

I look up at a shooting star
Across the open sky
And I hear your voice say it’s okay
When I can’t sleep at night
 

Sometimes it’s so hard to breathe
We’re different you and I
That’s what makes this world unique
Cause your heart beats with mine
 

 

I look up at a shooting star
Across the open sky
And I hear your voice say it’s okay
When I can’t sleep at night
 

Sometimes it’s so hard to breathe
We’re different you and I
That’s what makes this world unique
Cause your heart beats with mine