I Let Go

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"Before I Let Go"

I was talking with my keyboard player "Clayton" telling him I needed a song to release, we were working on original songs but I wanted to put out something that people were familiar with first as a first release.

That's when he said. "Dave, I have a version of "Before I Let Go," I said, "the old Frankie Beverly and Maze jam?" He said, "yup, though it might be a little too jazzy for you!" He knows I'm not super big on jazz! Shame on me, I'm working on that!

I said, "let me hear it." He emailed me the track and I loved it! It was full of jazz and loaded with funk. So I "slapped" a funky bass line on it, and it was a wrap!

About David Knight

From the beginning, David Knight has had a spiritual connection with music. Raised in Queens, NY during the 60s and 70s, music was everywhere. 

The adult contemporary/R&B singer-songwriter from New York may be in his 50s, but it hasn't deterred him from pursuing a solo career.

After decades of trials and tribulations, Knight is back as robust as ever. With vintage roots and a modern touch, his forthcoming material harks back to an era when The Commodores and Elton John topped the charts. 

But for Knight, it's not about resuscitating antiquated sounds – it's about resurrecting a golden spirit: a time when music was felt, not heard.





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I'm such a fanatic about the song. I sometimes lose sight of musicianship. We all know the song is golden. Yet if musicianship is not up to the song, the song can never be fully expressed. Clay and Spudy took the song to a place I was dreaming about.

Clay, my childhood friend since the age of fifteen initially recorded the tracks. He programmed the drums and played all of the synth and keyboard parts.

I heard it, fell in love with it, and dropped my bass track on it! We almost forgot that the original song had a guitar solo, Clay reached out to one of our ole high school friends and he brought Spudy in the mix.

Clay and I are really detailed musicians. We just don't like anyone playing on our tracks. But hey! We don't play guitar, you've gotta bring someone in!

When Spudy sent the trackback with his guitar work. It took the song to the level it was meant to be on, I was like "HELL YES!" This freaking rocks!

Guys, thank you for making this first one so damn smooth.



Mike Rozelle

I really enjoyed this song it has a fun, summer, driving with the windows down feel to it. "Before I Let Go" has that 1980’s sound and this instrumental version does justice towards the Maze hit.

Karen Allwood-Yzola

Wow, I was thinking how can you make “Before I let go” any better. Loved it!

Rea White

I really enjoyed the new life that you've breathed into this. I love the subtle changes to the bass and guitar!

Stephanie Threadgill

This reminds of the back yard BBQ'S that my God Brother use to have.

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