When This Is Over
Sunshine & Shades
“When This Is Over" is the result of a unique collaboration between a Minnesota singer-songwriter, Maria Verven ("Sunshine"), and Patrick Murray ("Shades"), a Jamaican keyboardist and musical director.
The song is about the challenge of having mostly "2D" connections (on screen) rather than in-person gatherings during pandemic, but also expresses hope that this worldwide crisis will change us all in positive ways.
Maria met Patrick playing on stage during one of her many trips to Negril, where she spends 2 to 3 months every year. She sent him an iPhone recording of her song, originally conceived in the folk genre, with a reggae beat, along with the chords and lyric sheet. Patrick Murray, keyboardist and co-musical director, hired musicians from the Hyah Grade Band, Negril, Jamaica, where the song was recorded. The song was mixed in Minneapolis, MN by Rob Genadek, producer/owner of The Brewhut Recording Studio.
When This Is Over 3:140:00 / 3:14