On My Way to the Sun by John Elefante on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his first solo album since 1999’s Defying Gravity, John Elefante recalls his glory days as lead singer of Kansas while delivering fervent testimonies of Christian faith. The soaring vocals, muscular instrumental work, and tempo-shifting arrangements that have long characterized his work are abundant here. Richly textured tracks like “How the Story Goes" (featuring extended solos by Kansas violinist Dave Ragsdale and guitarist Rich Williams), “Where Have All the Old Days Gone” (a track bristling with arena-rock swagger), and “Don’t Hide Away” (riding a dynamic, Steve Winwood–like soul groove) display both substantial songcraft and a widescreen production touch. “We All Fall Short” and “Confess” lean more toward the acoustic side, while “The Awakening” has an expansive, almost New Age feel. “This Time”—a narrative song with a pro-life message—may be the album’s boldest lyric statement. On My Way to the Sun finds Elefante at the top of his powers, praising his Creator while making some of the best music of his career.

EDITORS’ NOTES

On his first solo album since 1999’s Defying Gravity, John Elefante recalls his glory days as lead singer of Kansas while delivering fervent testimonies of Christian faith. The soaring vocals, muscular instrumental work, and tempo-shifting arrangements that have long characterized his work are abundant here. Richly textured tracks like “How the Story Goes" (featuring extended solos by Kansas violinist Dave Ragsdale and guitarist Rich Williams), “Where Have All the Old Days Gone” (a track bristling with arena-rock swagger), and “Don’t Hide Away” (riding a dynamic, Steve Winwood–like soul groove) display both substantial songcraft and a widescreen production touch. “We All Fall Short” and “Confess” lean more toward the acoustic side, while “The Awakening” has an expansive, almost New Age feel. “This Time”—a narrative song with a pro-life message—may be the album’s boldest lyric statement. On My Way to the Sun finds Elefante at the top of his powers, praising his Creator while making some of the best music of his career.

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About John Elefante

Singer/songwriter and producer extraordinaire John Elefante begin his musical career in 1981. After lead singer Steve Walsh left the rock group Kansas, Elefante auditioned for the spot and was chosen. In addition to landing the job, he saw all four of his demo tape songs make the band's next album. During his four years with the group, Elefante recorded two albums, Vinyl Confessions and Drastic Measures, and spent three years touring. In his years since Kansas, Elefante and his brother, Dino, have produced numerous albums. Their production credits include artists such as Petra, Greg Long, and Scott Fairclough. The brothers also co-own the Nashville-based recording studio The Sound Kitchen. Along with wearing the hat of producer, John Elefante has written numerous songs and recorded three solo albums: Windows of Heaven, Corridors, and Defying Gravity. ~ Ashleigh Kittle

  • ORIGIN
    Levittown, NY
  • BORN
    1958

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