Review Fix: What makes “Journey to the Soul” a special album?
Geoff McBride: I wanted to do an album with songs that meant something to me and give my own personal spin on them, especially, “At Last.”
Review Fix: What’s your creative process like?
McBride: To find songs that fit, not just an album, but the message I am trying to convey. This album ended up not having songs that I wrote on it, but we hand picked each one. I have a number of songs that I have written that I cannot wait to release on upcoming albums.
For writing music, I hear, see or experience something that catches my attention and the song develops from there. Sometimes it’s quick and will just take a day or two to write and other times, it develops over time.
Review Fix: When did you make the decision to dedicate your life to music?
McBride: Music has always been a part of my life from the beginning. I don’t remember ever making a decision. Music was just always there.
Review Fix: What was it like to work with Trammell Starks?
McBride: Making the album with Trammell was an effortless process. It was very relaxed and flowed easily. Trammel is an incredibly talented music producer.
Review Fix: What makes you different from other artists?
McBride: There’s really nothing that makes me different from other artists. We are all one, but with different creative expressions.
Review Fix: How did being on “The Voice” help you as a performer?
McBride: “The Voice” was wonderful exposure for me. I had been performing locally for a number of years and it helped me broaden my audience a great deal. I am grateful for the experience.
Review Fix: How do you want this album to affect people?
McBride: I would like this album to affect people in a healing manner. It is about hope, love, never giving up. I love the song “Try” because it is about always keeping your head up and moving forward.
Review Fix: We’ve all heard you sing “What’s Goin’ On” and “Drift Away,” but is there another song you’d love to cover? Why? What’s your connection to it?
McBride: I would love to cover Sam Smith or Ed Sheeran. I love the soul that they put into their music.
Review Fix: What’s next for you?
McBride: I am working on putting together an album of all original songs, more along the lines of bluesy, Americana. It will be in a totally different direction because I love many genres of music.