Take a tour of the Niagara Escarpment and the beauty of South Georgian Bay through Third Development’s latest video, Stopping Time, a beautiful portrayal of the passage of time starring the fiercest female we know, Mother Earth and her Niagara Escarpment.
Laura Conning of Route 26 sat down with Geoffrey James, the Canadian recording artist behind Third Development to learn about his music, his process and how the music platform came to be. She touts his latest album as “A blend of chill electronica, synth pop, and world music, Third Development begs you to join them in a dreamy fantasy world. Soft, reverb-laden female vocals are cushioned by the trance-like synth and drums, as other gentle instrumentation weaves in and out. It’s an escape.”
Third Development was born out of a burning desire to create art at a time where there was (is) nowhere to go but ‘within’, lead band member Geoffrey James sat down to compose and perform what became Third Development’s debut album, The Thought of Tomorrow, a blend of 80s infused synth and 90s inspired electronica to create a soundtrack for a life of optimism and hope. It may be a dreamer’s goal but at the very least, the songs set out to provide a few moments of reprieve from the stress and chaos of the outside world, an idyllic state for both the mind, body and soul.