~A Story With The Music~
Sometimes there can be a lot to be said about an album, but I have a bit of a start. I first began writing "Sessions" when I became intrigued by the way I'd programmed the drums with the synth in most of the songs;
Noodles sounds like it fits in the album just fine, considering the slower, laid back rhythms and the ghostly organ. The beat in itself was a contribution, too. The story is actually about a man who's lost his mind, either from working too much without enough play, or overdosing on a multitude of psychedelic drugs. The second verse of the song was recorded much later after some of my own experimentation with the security of my sanity.
Rose Peach Sky is just like any other love story, with the bit of a twist of a prohibited revolution in there. Lecture credit goes to Barry Cooper, and the liberal minds of a (completely) free America. This tune has been chewed up and spit out a hundred different ways, perceive it how you may. The real theme lies between a selfless, loving life of freedom and happiness, and an oppressive, trapped individual with nothing left to lose, institutionalized in prison. The drums have been remastered to "Sessions" mellow and progressive story, the original edit can probably be found somewhere on the web.
When I wrote Colonize, I really was not sure at all where this album was going but I knew Summertown should have at the very least ONE professional, full band home studio recording on the album. This song is another from the hatred of the world, but also offers a light of hope for those who see. This song conquers itself before it even ends, with Robbie's clear cut and phased guitar tones, kale's bass groove with Nathan's blasting drums; Colonize has no credit and needs none. This tune belongs on "Sessions".
Mister Mountain shows everyone the importance of staying adventurous and continuing the journey of life. Originally written after inspiration from a hand drawn picture, Mr. Mountain is a metaphorical memory of a wise homeless musician who lived everywhere, so theoretically he is with us always. Transcendental double meanings and inexplicable harmony, this song is bordered with good vibes. It could take an insightful intuition to get deep into this song.
The Casual/Beautiful Existence acts almost as a reprise to Colonize, like a ghostly follow up of a story about the queens and kings of a distant land we aren't sure of. If you dive down deep enough into the lyrics, you could find yourself getting lost in a strange world full of misconception, corruption, destruction, love, and passion.
The conclusion of "Sessions" is with a slow, similarly-produced song, Dark Green. The meaning of the song is tricky to put into exact words, considering it's about a bird's life, starting from birth of hatching and flying south to escape the cold. This song hypothetically symbolizes the entire world's struggle between powers, and uses birds as the basic key...but can we ever escape our own world, the distant lands of dark green and the kings and queens?
...listen and find out.
(Bonus tracks include Sassafras and Rows, both written after the album's release date.)
released 01 January 2013
Barry Cooper, Robbie Gearhart, Wyatt Forster, Nathan Metzger, Kale Brown, Todd Brown, Wes Forster, Eric Forster, Presonus, Peavey, Vox, Roe, IPLR®: Album produced at 2014 Studios, FLS by Wyatt Forster
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