After 2011's Burlap and Gold, I was often asked what my next album was going to be like, and I always answered that it was not going to be as dark. Now here I am three years later with an album chock full of some real dark stuff. If you asked me at one point what this album was about, I would've said that it was about endings, but I'm in a different place now, and I like to think of it as an album about new beginnings disguised as endings. However, a warning: a good half or so of these songs are about untimely death. So have fun!
I spent a great deal of time, especially late nights, working on this album in my spare room, often with a cat in my lap. I played almost every note you hear on these songs myself (which is why some of the playing isn't very good). It was mostly a very solitary and often a very frustrating experience (which is because I have absolutely no idea what I'm doing at any given time when it comes to making an album). Without the encouragement from my friends, especially Alex, Emma, and in particular, my amazing girlfriend Solari, I'm not sure I would've seen much point in working so hard and getting it done. I also want to send my gratitude to several very talented friends who made such beautiful contributions: to Kristi Coughlin for adding her heartstring-tugging violin to four of these songs and to Bonner Black, Savannah Johnson, Michelle Solari, and my oldest musical friend Antje Duvekot for their vocals that are so much more than just BGV's. Without each one of you five, this album would be lacking so much. I also want to thank you, whoever you are, for reading this and for listening to my music and hopefully buying it. You're the reason I am able to keep doing this.
This album is dedicated to a barn owl and a "lil green-eyed cat"
released June 24, 2014
All music and lyrics by Matt Morrow, except "Memory Play" - music by Matt Morrow and lyrics by Matt Morrow and Alex Hendrix
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