Jeff Gunn aims to inspire with his latest single and video Spiritus Momentous (Never Give Up Opus 2) — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Firmly footed on Gunn’s signature percussive rhythms and harmonic melodies, the song shines as the debut single off his forthcoming new album Momentum, slated to arrive in spring. The spirited song is a dazzling composition featuring the rhythmic stylings of renowned drummer Mike Sleath (Shawn Mendes) on the Peruvian Cajón, as well as the the stringed sorcery of Koi Anunta (Glass Tiger, Adam Lambert), who enraptures listeners with her sensational guitar and violin work.
Drawing on Gunn’s uplifting sonic instrumentation, Spiritus Momentus (Never Give Up Opus 2) is a song meant to take the listener on a musical journey that’s brimming with joy and positivity; its beautifully shot video communicates the song’s radiant energy, with Gunn and Anunta showcasing their talents across sun-soaked beaches and the rolling Hollywood Hills. “Spiritus Momentous — and the album as a whole — are a journey that reveals the power, beauty, and versatility of the guitar,” Gunn shares. “At its heart is sonic storytelling, and finding inspiration in challenging times.”
The versatility of the project is the result of its all-star cast of accomplished musicians and distinct instrumental choices. Co-produced by award-winning guitar maestro Antoine Dufour, who assists Gunn in constructing a vibrant record that appeals to musicians and music fans alike, the harmonic range of Momentum is explored through musical appearances by saxophonist Dennis Passley (Northern Soul Horns, Arkells) and flutist Rob Christian (Kush, Sugar Devils). This collection of immensely talented artists apply their skill sets to an already full-bodied album.
But it all comes back to Gunn, a multi-talented artist with a musical journey akin to a long and winding road — illustrated by his performances at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, and credits alongside some of the greatest recording artists of our time. He was nominated for a Juno for his guitar and production work on Emmanuel Jal’s album The Key, alongside co-writing credits with Nelly Furtado. On top of these career highlights, the list of notable artists he’s had the pleasure of recording with includes Domanique Grant, Mark Pellizzer, Kae Sun and more.