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The singer-songwriter’s music – including the original song “Two by Two” – celebrates the bestselling author’s latest novel in this unique collaboration
JD Eicher, the Youngstown, Ohio-born and bred musician, has teamed with author Nicholas Sparks in a unique collaboration to celebrate Sparks’s 20 years of publishing books. Eicher has produced an original song and musical companion for Sparks’s forthcoming novel, Two By Two, which will be published on October 4, 2016. The music will be available to fans for free via one of the author’s websites starting September 6 through December 6, 2016.
The soundtrack includes four songs by Eicher, one of which — “Two by Two” — is original and inspired by the new book. The album also includes a re-recorded version of “Not Afraid” from Eicher’s latest release, The Middle Distance, and two remasters of previously released songs “Love Is Gonna Find You” and “The Last Love Song.” The song “Two by Two” is also incorporated into the narrative of Sparks’s novel.
“The opportunity to collaborate with Nicholas on the Two By Two project has been a great honor and very exciting for me,” says Eicher. “I love the challenge of writing a song for a particular purpose, and diving into the Two By Two story and its themes was an inspiring and rewarding process. I am beyond grateful to have the chance to work with such a gifted storyteller!”