Tommy Emmanuel and John Knowles have premiered their new “How Deep is Your Love” performance video. You can check it out above.
“How Deep is Your Love” is a standout cut from the master guitarists’ new collaborative album, Heart Songs.
Set for a January 11 release via CGP Sounds/Thirty Tigers, Heart Songs features arrangements of Hank Williams’ “Cold, Cold Heart,” Billy Joel’s “Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)” and Michael McDonald’s “I Can Let Go Now” among its 14 tracks.
“A ‘heart song’ is really a love song. Love has many facets – love of family, romantic love. So we started there and then looked for melodies that could be played with heart,” Emmanuel said.
“And we tried to choose songs that people have heard,” Knowles added. “So that when they hear them, even though we’re not singing or they may not know all the words, they have connection to these songs in their own hearts.”
Regarding their playing on the album, Emmanuel said, “It was a wake up call to not overplay, to be respectful and serve the music properly.”
“When you’re being respectful to the melody, you’re also respecting the listener’s previous experience with that song,” said Knowles. “We play into their expectations while at the same time surprising them now and then.”
Emmanuel and Knowles will kick off a tour in support of Heart Songs in San Francisco on January 8, 2019.