Whether you journey with us privately or as a group, Stage 9 of the Songwriter's Journey culminates in a deep dive recording retreat with the brothers and your full SWJ team in Ojai, California. We have found that this act of leaving the 'normal life' behind and dropping into this sacred valley allows our artists to access previously untapped aspects of their story and voice. The Retreat is your time to fulfill the commitment of our journey together, your commitment to yourself, and your commitment to be heard.
Those on the private six-month journey will stay on 30 acres of working orange orchard in our SWJ retreat house .
"[The Journey] took me from someone who's true voice might've forever remained trapped inside her to a singer and songwriter with nearly 30 originals under her belt who can now call herself an artist without blinking. Their priceless process saved me easily a decade of wasted time & energy."
"I was hesitant at first to work with [BK]; they had me do some writing and proposed some ideas that I wasn't comfortable with. But stepping out of my comfort zone was exactly what I needed to do. Thank you."
"QUANTUM LEAP are the two words that best describe my life changing experience working with [BK]. Within a number of months I transformed from being a guy who 'wanted to be a singer' into a full-fledged recording artist with a product that rivals a major label release."
Musician Chris Leamy seems to be one of those lucky artists who has found solid footing in the music industry. – Today News
[Leamy] has since signed a deal with Sony's distribution arm RED. They are releasing a video and full album in September. – CNN
Helping those in need is definitely this musician’s forte. – Huffington Post
It is crucial as an artist to continue to experiment and push yourself outside your comfort zone, both in process and perspective. – Chris Leamy, premiering his single "Crime" in MAXIM
Over 10 million views of Chris' story on NowThis
Produced by Johnny What, the track builds its pathos through a sparse instrumental reminiscent of Jamie xx or Noah “40” Shebib. NØVE’s voice is unique for this type of beat...[he] manages to be powerful while still being sexy. – Surviving The Golden Age
[NØVE's] new single "Taboo" premiered exclusively at Surviving the Golden Age,who calls it “powerful while still being sexy.” – Prelude Press
Leamy's vocal range and the pulsating, synthesized beat are an enticing combination, and the lyrics stimulate the listener's imagination…we will be hearing a lot more from this talented artist, and the headlining performance at Rockwood is just the start of what is sure to be a big year. – AXS
[Justin Michael] Williams considers himself a conceptual artist... However, while he was writing (with with help of Isaac and Thorald Koren of The Kin) he was surprised with what surfaced. It is when he embraces that darkness fully that his music really found its footing. – UTMOST
Honest and true, pop artist Shanee Pink is of the likes you’ve never heard before. – Highlight
She embraces spectral, distant sounds just as much as the maximalist indie composition of her peers and it gives her a unique voice as an artist. The excellent “Norma Jeane (This Ain’t Hollywood)” from her debut EP Impermanence builds into complex, dark layers like Shugo Tokumaru at his most moody. – Korbyn Rachel, named 2016 AXE Collective Artist in SPIN