Award-Winning Composer Carl Borden Set To Release New CD 'Breathe'
Released on the prestigious Real Music label, Carl Borden's sophomore album Breathe is an elegant weaving of various synthesizer soundscapes and virtual instrumentation. Gently guided with the intention of creating a soothing, relaxing musical journey for the listener, Breathe was inspired by Borden's own battles with depression and grief as a means to comfort others and let them know that they're not alone.
Having fallen in love with songwriting at the age of thirteen, Borden realized he could convey his emotions with more than just words, and at age nineteen he began composing professionally for various producers and recording artists. Since then, Borden has garnered many placements for his music in film and television shows, including "Voices of the Hill," a documentary that discusses the history of a small African-American neighborhood in Twinsburg, Ohio called "The Hill." Borden also co-wrote and produced the Billboard top ten hit, "Home," by Dave Tolliver of Men At Large, which was later featured in the Fox television series Scream Queens on an episode called "Handidates". Dedicated to his father who passed away in 1991, Borden's debut 2016 album Echoes of Bliss earned him two Global Music Awards, including one for Best New Age Album.
Born in Dayton, OH, Borden spent most of his school-age years between Winter Haven, Florida and Twinsburg Heights, OH. Hailing from a family of seven that included four sisters (of whom two have since passed away), Borden's parents purchased an old piano when he was a young child that his sisters played on as he would sit and listen. While in high school, he wrote music for an R&B group called Profile, which was comprised of himself and four friends. Borden earned an A.S. degree in Sound Technology from Valencia College in Orlando, FL where he currently resides, and he holds two technical certificates for audio production from both Valencia College and Orange Technical College.
Having composed a variety of music throughout his career, spanning the R&B, rock, country, gospel and new age/meditation genres, Borden is most influenced by music that conveys a positive message of hope and love, always striving to incorporate these concepts into every piece he composes as well. Blessed with the opportunity of creating music that helps people to heal emotionally, and ingrained with a desire to continue making a difference in people's lives, Borden says, "the message I want my listeners to receive is that no matter what their circumstances may be, sometimes you have to slow down and breathe...if you just take a minute to breathe, sometimes situations don't seem as bad."
"Carl Borden's Breathe begins with "I Lift My Hands". This track blends together bold synth line that set the stage for the approaches and environment to follow. The four and a half minutes of this introductory song will keep listeners on the edges of their seats; Borden's ability to create such a coherent introductory statement is unparalleled." - James McQuiston, NeuFutur Magazine
"Blissfully relaxing and soul-soothing, Breathe is a quintessential album to own for both recipients and practitioners of massage, healing and energy work!" - Candice Michelle, Journeyscapes Radio