Can You Hear Me Now

Artist of the Month: JJ McCleary

JJ McCleary is an incredibly talented photographer and his Instagram feed is one of the most inspiring set of photos you will see on any given day. Réaul had the privilege of working with JJ on the cover art for the new single "Can You Hear Me Now". We had an idea for what we wanted the photo to be about and JJ took it from there. The resulting cover photo really embodies and represents the emotion of the song. For more of JJ's work, check out his website at

JJ's Bio

Originally from Northern Wisconsin, JJ has lived in Indianapolis since 2001. He enjoys exploring both familiar and unfamiliar places, trying to capture in photographs the things that seem to stand out.

Can You Hear Me Now - Out Now

2016 RELEASE #4



The Story

This song was born from a time when I felt like I was struggling to be heard. Not just listened to, but really heard. Let's face it, this world can be extremely noisy. Everything is pushing and pulling for our attention.

This noisy clattering can creep its way into the deepest parts of our lives, drowning out everything that matters most to us. Most of the time, we don't even know its happened...until it effects our most intimate relationships.

There comes a critical point when we loose our voice. We loose our ability to have a dialog with the other person. It was in a moment like this, that I realized that no matter how many times I said how I felt or how loud I said it, I was never going to be heard. That weary point in my life made me realize that silence was the most powerful sound I could make.

Can you hear me now?

- Rick