Honeylion: The Story of Samson

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“Out of the eater came something to eat, out of the strong came something sweet.”
-Samson

Two experiences inspired me to start working on this classical project in 2012, a conversation with Bono and the story of Samson.

A Conversation with Bono
I met Bono back in 2005; we mostly spoke about music and how much of an inspiration he was to me, and the moment felt as if it lasted several hours—I was star struck—but reality quickly set in and Bono left me with his words of wisdom: “Always keep the wheels on the bus rolling.” Not long after, my bandmates and I were chosen to perform as the opening act for Bon Jovi; the path was set and the bus was rolling smoothly, and as my bandmates and I were captivated by the blurring scenery around us, we lost track of who we were and what our dream truly was. After 21 years of chasing my dream, I realized that it wasn’t about reaching a destination as the dream had been with us all along; we had become a family. This awakening made me realize how music is just a different rendition of love; it’s not about fame and fortune or anything else the industry portrayed it to be, music brought us together.

The Story of Samson
I then came across the story of Samson and was deeply captivated by it; I read the story over and over again until it sank deep into my soul and inspired me to compose a poetic album musically illustrating Samson’s life. Why poetic? As simple words carefully crafted together can create great emotional repercussions, I believed musical notes carefully crafted into melodies and rhythms can also have the same emotional repercussions. 12 instrumental songs were finally composed each representing a chapter in Samson’s life, and as a reader reads a poem in his own voice, musicians can perform these poetic songs in their own genre.

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01 – The Boy’s Rule of Life (03:09)

JUDGES 13.1 – 13.25 [View TAB]

02 – The Carcass of the Lion (03:20)

JUDGES 14.1 – 14.9 [View TAB]

03 – Honeylion (02:54)

JUDGES 14.10 – 14.14 [View TAB]

04 – In Hot Anger (02:47)

JUDGES 14.15 – 14.20 [View TAB]

05 – Without Blame (03:14)

JUDGES 15.1 – 15.8 [View TAB]

06 – Jawbone (03:11)

JUDGES 15.9 – 15.20 [View TAB]

07 – In the Valley (02:57)

JUDGES 16.1 – 16.5 [View TAB]

08 – Anyone Else (03:06)

JUDGES 16.6 – 16.17 [View TAB]

09 – Seven Locks (02:11)

JUDGES 16.18 – 16.22 [View TAB]

10 – Between the Pillars (02:03)

JUDGES 16.23 – 16.28 [View TAB]

11 – All His Might (02:13)

JUDGES 16.29 – 16.30 [View TAB]

12 – In the Tomb (02:33)

JUDGES 16.31 [View TAB]