A new song, a new group and a new cover emerged out of the Utah County music scene this week.
James the Mormon
On Friday James Curran, known as “James the Mormon,” released a new song “Treasure” on Spotify.
Curran, a resident of Provo, Utah, uploaded a news segment from ABC 4 Utah to his YouTube channel in which he discussed his new song, “Treasure.” According to the video, Curran released the song as a response to “Trash,” a song from Neon Trees’ lead singer, Tyler Glenn, that attacks The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
“No matter what your age, race, sexual orientation, gender, religion or handicaps may be, I know God thinks you are treasure,” Curran wrote on Twitter.
No matter what your age, race, sexual orientation, gender, or handicaps may be.. I KNOW God thinks you are TREASURE pic.twitter.com/oGpYRFFyoR
— James The Mormon (@jamesthemormon) May 13, 2016
Three natives of Payson Utah joined together and introduced a new musical group to the Utah music scene — Dahlia Row. The band uploaded a cover of “What Are Words” by Chris Medina to YouTube on Thursday.
The three group members, Becky Foster, Lynda Breese and Chris Meek, felt inspired to start sharing their music after facing difficult life challenges.
“We know that life will never be free of struggle, but through a sense of community, companionship, family, spirituality and music we can all have that strength,” Meek said in an email interview. “That is what we want … to represent.”
Maddie Wilson, a musician based in Provo, Utah, released a cover of “Can’t Stop the Feeling,” by Justin Timberlake.
Timberlake released the song on May 5 and invited listeners to share videos of themselves dancing to his new single. Wilson and her friends answered Timberlake’s call.