Harmony of Contrast

A Celebration of Diversity.


#4 on New Age Music Chart – June 2021

Reveal

A Song of Empowerment and Freedom.

#1 on New Age Music Chart

April 2021

Love Is the Magic of Change

 

Winner of the One World Music Radio

2021 Oneness Award

The Song Gardeners, founded in August 2019 by singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe, are at the forefront of the New Age Pop genre – creating well-crafted contemporary songs with positive, empowering messages and a chill, groove vibe.

Their first two singles, “Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” and “Love Flows,” were released on June 18, 2020. “Love Flows” reached #2 on the New Age Music Chart for June 2020, was a finalist in the 2020 Global Peace Song Awards, #4 on One World Music Radio’s  (OWMR) Top Tracks of 2020 and was nominated for the 2020 Best Vocal Single award by OWMR.

Altered State,” was released on September 15, 2020 followed by “Love Is the Magic of Change,” on November 11, 2020 – the winner of the 2021 Oneness Award by OWMR. “Warrior of Light” dropped on January 21, 2021 and went straight to #1 on the January 2021 New Age Music Chart.

On April 8, 2021, the band released “Reveal,” another powerful song in the style of Enigma that celebrates and empowers women around the world. It debuted at #1 on the April 2021 New Age Music Chart.

On June 21, 2021, the band dropped “Harmony of Contrast,” – a celebration of diversity written by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner. Listen now.

 

In the News

Read Karla Kane’s feature article about The Song Gardeners, published on April 10, 2021.

2021 The Song Gardeners - Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn

The Song Gardeners
From left: Mary Gospe & Corrie Dunn

It is a duo from heaven here to grace our presence with the magic of change, their music.
Keith “MuzikMan” Hannaleck

The vocal harmonies between Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe are outstanding.
Dyan Garris

“Harmony of Contrast” – Released June 21, 2021

The Song Gardeners continue their exploration of New Age pop with their latest release, “Harmony of Contrast.” Written by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, this celebration of diversity invites listeners to get up and dance to its 70’s funk rhythm infused with 80’s pop.

Mary Gospe’s lyric weaves in art references and metaphors to showcase the beauty and uniqueness of each of us, and that despite our differences, we can live together peacefully…

Like colorful pieces in the mosaic of life
We’re each unique shapes reflecting love and light
In an infinite mural painted on a sea of glass
We can live peacefully in a harmony of contrast

Mary Gospe’s lead vocals dance across the grooving bass line as Corrie Dunn adds her beautiful, soulful harmonies on the bridge and choruses. Words by Mary Gospe; Music by Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, produced and mixed by David Scheibner.

“Harmony of Contrast” is not only beautiful, catchy, and a new winner from this San Francisco Bay Area band, but also a deeply thought-provoking song that makes us see people around us in a new light. It is a song that I wish were playing from every loudspeaker on the planet and another proof that The Song Gardeners is the leading New Age Pop band out there. 

BT Fasmer

New Age Music Guide

Harmony of Contrast - The Song Gardeners

The cover art is from a painting by California artist Corinne Landphere. Titled “Somewhere You Feel Free,” the painting is an homage to Tom Petty’s song “Wildflowers.” Follow Corinne on Instagram.

The video features The Song Gardeners (Mary Gospe and Corrie Dunn) performing the song live with co-writer, producer and guitarist, David Scheibner. Also featured are California artists Rae Dunn IG: @RaeDunn and Corinne Landphere, IG: @Corinne_Landphere.

The Song Gardeners have worked in this field where they give music to the ideas–ideas of harmony, peace, and sensibility that would make the world a better place. I admire their orientation towards working continuously in creating meaningful songs that have a message and purpose.

With “Harmony of Contrast”, once again, they have delivered a very unique piece that is effortlessly hitting the goal. The song is a mixture of funk and pop genres and you would love the way it lets you groove. Through this chorus, the song invites you to challenge your limitations and adopt a wider outlook, and come to experience the harmony that prevails in the apparent contrasts.

Vivek Kumar

New Music Alert

What really makes the new single stand out above the rest is the intricate weave of lyrical magic with splendid keyboards from multi-instrumentalist Corrie Dunn and vocals from Mary that are crisp and full of the beauty that diversity can bring. It is all original and totally inspiring for all of us who believe that the way forward is to embrace each other with love and humanity… I predict that this song will be getting a LOT of airplay on stations of all types around the globe this summer!

Dick Metcalf

Editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews

Cool, groovy, New Age “chill” from The Song Gardeners. Excellent lyrics. As always, the vocal harmonies between Corrie Dunn and Mary Gospe are outstanding.

Dyan Garris

New Age CD, New Age Notes Radio

“Reveal” – Released April 8, 2021 – Debuts at #1 (NAMC)

#1 on New Age Music Chart for April 2021

The Song Gardeners, with their latest release “Reveal,” venture further into the arena of New Age pop. The track hints at World music with its subtle textures, including a nod to Enigma with a lyric that tackles a global issue that is close to the heart.

Written by Corrie Dunn, Mary Gospe and David Scheibner, Reveal is an invitation for women across the globe to break free of outdated patriarchal, religious and cultural norms that keep them silenced and hinder their choices and freedom of expression.

The song’s empowering chant is sung in Farsi, Spanish and English by Mary Gospe.

Women around the world unite
Stand up for all to see
Celebrate our diversity
Divine femininity

Corrie Dunn is stunning on lead vocals as she sings “empower the people with freedom, to rise above life’s adversities” and “the future is in our hands now, a world with gender equality.” The song ends with a powerful round with both Corrie and Mary singing the bridge, chant and chorus. 

Reviews

“Today The Song Gardeners release their new single, “Reveal”. It urges women to take control, let their voices be heard, and “reveal the stories of their lives”. It is a catchy and well-made pop song that will hopefully inspire women and serve as a reminder for men. Their message of love, equality, and peace is wrapped in a unique and delightful mix of pop and New Age music – and today’s new single, “Reveal” is no exception. “Reveal” is, simply put, a great pop song! 
BT Fasmer

New Age Music Guide

There can now be no doubt that The Song Gardeners have brought about, and are bringing about, a musical revolution in this new wave of New Age music, their latest single comes on the back of the huge success of taking the One World Music Radio’s Oneness Award.

The song sings of freedom and empowerment, and its uplifting and driving messages of tearing down the walls of indignity and empowering the people, through peaceful solutions are a breath of ultra-fresh air in the genre and there can be no denying that The Song Gardeners have just released what is going to be yet another huge hit on their ever growing roll of honour.

Steve Sheppard

One World Music Radio

Here, we have Corrie Dunn on absolutely beautiful lead vocals and piano. She is ON it. Also, Mary Gospe performs on equally gorgeous backing vocals – with the harmonious chant sung in Farsi, Spanish, and English giving the piece an even extra appeal – and we have David Scheibner on glorious guitars. …it’s their best yet.

Dyan Garris

New Age Notes Radio

“Warrior of Light” – Released January 21, 2021 – Debuts at #1 (NAMC)

#1 on New Age Music Chart for January 2021.

Written as a response to the chaos of 2020, Mary Gospe’s song, “Warrior of Light,” (recorded by The Song Gardeners and produced by David Scheibner) is a song of courage and empowerment. Discern your own truth, shift from fear to love and:

Stand up! Reclaim your sovereignty
Stand up! For what you believe
Stand up! Create a new story
Stand up! Peacefully, peacefully
Activate the love inside, be a warrior, warrior of light

(Read the full lyric)

Mary Gospe: lead vocals; Corrie Dunn: piano and backing vocals; Chris Day: bass; David Scheibner: production, mixing and guitars.

This has to the most important single released this year so far, it is entitled Warrior of Light, you will find some very poignant lyrics within this superb single, so please listen carefully and then become that warrior you know you can be… A smart and tranquil song with an ultra-positive message, all done to the backdrop of a truly beautifully performed arrangement.

Steve Sheppard

One World Music Radio

“Love Is the Magic of Change” – Released November 11, 2020

Winner of the OWMR “Oneness” Award.

The magic of love can change the world into a kinder, peaceful place. “Love Is the Magic of Change,” the #ChillJazz new single written by Corrie Dunn, recorded by The Song Gardeners, and produced by David Scheibner, celebrates our “oneness” and inspires us to better humankind. May you find this song soothing and inspiring as we work to heal and come together as families, communities, nationally and globally.

And we are one with the universe sparks of light
Connecting the people and places in our lives
And we are here for a moment in space and time
Inspiring each other to better humankind

Corrie Dunn:  synths, lead and backing vocals. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Chris Day: bass. Produced and mixed by David Scheibner.

“Love Is The Magic Of Change” is a timely and delightful song that inspires us to do what we can to make the world a better place. It is only the band’s fourth single, but there is no doubt that The Song Gardeners are in the forefront of the New Age pop wave.

BT Fasmer

New Age Music.Guide

“Altered State” – Released September 15, 2020

 

This new single has the words huge hit written all over it.”

                                           -Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio

“Altered State,” the #ChillGroove single written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, invites listeners to escape the chaos and craziness of the world and dance their way into an atmosphere of peace, tranquility, freedom and love. The lyric video takes viewers on a trip through space courtesy of the NASA Hubble telescope.

“I want a date with an altered state
I want to find a little peace of mind
I want to float in tranquility, so free
In the womb of all that is and ever will be”

Mary is a long-time meditator and teaches an online meditation class called A Journey Into Meditation: Manifesting the Life You Desire. Altered State captures many of the joys of meditation including experiencing a magical sacred space, profound love, and unity consciousness.

Mary Gospe: lead & backing vocals. Corrie Dunn: Keys and backing vocals. Chris Day: bass. David Scheibner: guitars, production and mixing.

Who among us does not want to escape the current craziness and chaos in the world? Here, in the delightful single, “Altered State,” we are invited to do just that. This “chill groove” vocal piece has got a great vibe and beat and is sure to uplift your spirits. This is a catchy tune with enchanting lyrics and music written by Mary Gospe, who has the lead vocals here with her wonderful, calming voice coaxing us hypnotically into the “escape.”

Corrie Dunn adds a bit of ethereal magic with her backing vocals and soothing synth. Chris Day on bass gives the song a nice “floor.” The music is produced and mixed by David Scheibner, who also contributes expert guitar to the performance.

Free flowing, “groovy,” and a necessary addition to the playlist when the song releases on September 15, 2020.

Dyan Garris

New Age CD

“Love Flows” – Released June 18, 2020

Charts at #2; Nominated for “Best Vocal Single of 2020”

“Love Flows,” written by Mary Gospe and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, is a blessing for humanity. This mantra song / chant invites listeners to drop into a hypnotic, meditative state and experience peace and healing. Hear Mary’s inspiration for “Love Flows” including the meditation “Into The Stillness” by Wendy von Oech.

“Love Flows” reached #2 on the New Age Music Chart for June 2020, was a finalist in the 2020 Global Peace Song Awards, #4 on One World Music Radio’s  (OWMR) Top Tracks of 2020 and was nominated for the 2020 Best Vocal Single award by OWMR.

Mary Gospe: lead & back vox, flute. Corrie Dunn: piano & back vox. Additional guitars by David Scheibner. Chris Day: Cover photo and many photos of Yosemite National Park in the lyric video.

I was utterly blown away with this latest single by the band The Song Gardeners entitled Love Flows. Love Flows is simply musical beauty at a whole new level, and I testify to that, as this is now my fifth consecutive play and it won’t be my last. Here is a composition bathed in something we desperately as a planet need now, positivity, it is without doubt an absolute must buy song indeed.

Steve Sheppard

One World Music Radio

Love Flows-Dashgo

“Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” (May All Beings Be Well)
Released June 18, 2020

“Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu” written by Corrie Dunn and produced and mixed by David Scheibner, translates to “May all beings be well.”

This mantra song, based on a Buddist chant, invites listeners to experience peace and love and to live with compassion and kindness. Hear Corrie’s inspiration for the song.

Corrie Dunn: lead & backing vocals, piano. Mary Gospe: backing vocals. Additional guitars by David Scheibner.

The multi-instrumental nature of this track, the outstanding vocals, the message of the song, and the sublime production quality of this single are just what the world needs right now, just what my soul needed right now, and I am guessing if you’re a fan of really good music that can and will empower you to raise your own energies, you too will fall in love with Sabbe Satta Sukhi Hontu by The Song Gardeners, it is that good.

Steve Sheppard

One World Music Radio