Behind the Songs With Stellar Kart…
Adam Agee shares the inspiration behind “Spirit In the Sky,” from Stellar Kart’s newest project, Everything Is Different Now:
“We put this song on the record as a tribute to 70’s rock and roll. The lyrics are spiritual in nature, but it was not necessarily written to be a religious song. We really enjoy putting our spin on classic songs, but would never attempt to compete with the original tracks. I feel as though the vibe of this song fits what we were trying to accomplish with the record and gives it a bit more depth.” Adam Agee

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