“Phoenix Rising” was one of the first songs I ever wrote, and went through several iterations before finding its final resting place.
It initially began as a poem, which was then modified into a mini-song (one verse, one chorus) called “I Will Rise.” That, then became a full-length song called “It’s Gonna Rain Again,” which was recorded as a 1+1 (voice and acoustic guitar).
A collaboration with the very talented The Butcher turned the song into “Phoenix Rising.” The bigger instrumentals give this story of hurt, anger and redemption just the power it needs.
Janice Ho: Lyrics, Music, Vocals
The Butcher: Music, All Instrumental (except drums), Mixing