Harry Connick Jr. Creates Musical Metaverse Community

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Harry Connick Jr. Creates Musical Metaverse Community

By Movieguide® Contributor

Harry Connick Jr. is taking his many talents to the metaverse. The star recently revealed his plans for a new project, called The Neutral Ground. 

The Neutral Ground is a socially-immersive experience that will let fans get a virtual in-person look at Connick’s world. 

“The Neutral Ground is a place for all of us to hang out and have a good time,” Connick shared. “Music, food, shows, hangouts… it’s gonna be a lot of fun.

“I can’t wait to go on this adventure with everyone,” he continued. “There’s still a lot to figure out in this new world, and I’m excited about all of the possibilities. It’s been a roller coaster the last couple of years. I’m ready to go to a place where the music never stops, and the party’s just getting started. Can’t wait to see y’all on The Neutral Ground.”

The name comes from the grassy medians Connick used to hang out on when he was a child. In his native New Orleans, these areas are called “neutral grounds.” 

One of the features Connick’s metaverse will offer is Piano Party, an online course to teach users how to play the piano. It is designed for all ages and ability levels. As he teaches, Connick will also share personal stories about his own musical journey. 

Connick’s community-based metaverse venture aligns with his faith and how he uses it to reach out to others.

Movieguide® previously reported on the music he made while attempting to connect with people during the COVID-19 pandemic:

Award-winning singer Harry Connick Jr. shared how his newest album, “Alone With My Faith,” helped him strengthen his relationship with God.

Connick said that he relied on his faith and wanted to express that through his new album.

“It is a crazy time and I was at home, kind of like everybody else, wondering what was going on, and I started thinking about my faith and how it’s helping me get through. I just wanted to record my feelings. So I picked some songs that were familiar to people and I also wanted to write some new songs to describe what I was feeling and what I continue to feel during this unprecedented time,” Connick told The Christian Post.

“It’s been really hard; then, at the same time, it’s been full of the unexpected blessings. Like spending time with my family in this way is probably something that never would have happened if it weren’t for the pandemic,” Connick continued. “Or being able to be an artist in this way. Recording an entire album by myself is something that maybe I would have done, but this certainly provided me the chance to do it.”

Despite his time alone in the recording studio, Connick noted that he took the opportunity to reflect on God’s presence in his life.

“I was physically alone, but as the song says, ‘I’m eternally thankful so I’m never alone.’ So I really never felt alone,” Connick said.

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