Never Isn't Never Anymore
WHO ARE "Him 'N Her?" Nick Cosco and Ariel Joseph are a multi-faceted duo who met at Actors' Equity Association towards the end of the 20th century. It was a happy conjunction, both personally and professionally, and they began to collaborate shortly thereafter. This debut album is comprised of a cycle of six songs on the themes of change and rebirth which they wrote to share their feelings as 'time travelers' from Century 20 to 21. SHE SAYS... "I had written all my life - in many genres - but I had never taken my poetry seriously; I just wrote when an idea came to me and put it away in a drawer. Nick changed my perspective about my work. He told me I had a 'point of view' that was worth putting out there - so I started turning my poems into songs and asked Nick to put them to music. It was easy for him, because, like most jazz musicians, Nick was always composing and he has a wonderful gift for melody." HE SAYS... 'I'd been performing professionally - as a musician, singer and actor - since my late teens. As a jazz musician, I was (as Ariel says) always composing - and had written tunes in several idioms. When I met Ariel, her lyrics inspired me to compose in a more comprehensive way - and the music on this CD reflects that. In addition, Ariel and I had such different vocal styles and musical backgrounds that I decided to arrange the music to highlight the contrast. In this way, we could perform together - and share her message with others.'