Two Southland born New Zealand singer/songwriters Jackie Bristow and Jason Kerrison have come together to sing Bristow's uplifting new single "Warrior Spirit."
Jackie says " I wrote this song while doing a massive solo tour and road trip across America, playing shows in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California -far from my homeland, NZ. It was a soulful and inspiring time in my life and Warrior Spirit is a song about finding your inner strength and drawing deep from your roots. I am thrilled to have recorded this song as a duet with Jason Kerrison, his voice soaring with joy and soul. "
Jason and Jackie have both had a life long journey in music. It was Michelle Bakker (369 Music) who suggested the two perform together in Los Angeles last year. After a great show and the joy of singing together, they were excited to record and went into the studio in Los Angeles accompanied by a stellar line up of musicians.
Produced by Mark Punch and engineered and mixed by Neil Baldock the single features fellow kiwi Nick Gaffaney on drums, Rosa Pullman on piano, Dave Sutton on bass, Mark Punch on electric guitars and Bristow on acoustic guitar.
The picturesque video is a celebration of Aotearoa's natural beauty. Featuring both Bristow and Kerrison, the video was produced and directed by Karl Sheridan of Monster Valley with the help of NZ on Air.
"Warrior Spirit" is now available for purchase from iTunes.
Watch the "warrior Spirit" video here: