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releases 19 May 2015
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This line, from the minimalistic acoustic track, “High and Dry”, came to me one summer day in the midst of a long drive across the stark South Dakota landscape. It exemplified a feeling that I think we all have on occasion as we stumble through our lives, searching for answers, fighting through our fears, and teaching ourselves to let go.
In this culmination of several years of writing and recording, I narrowed the theme to time and travel… a means of sharing my struggles with the existential search for meaning and the answers to why we’re here. Creating this album was was a time of intense growth, both as a songwriter, recording engineer, and as a person.
During this process, I had the pleasure of working with many phenomenally talented musicians, both locally and long-distance. From audio production students assisting with engineering, to sharing tracks several states over via the web. Michael Gaylor (Chemistry Professor by day, drum wizard by night) and Jim Thuli built percussive moods, Wisconsin songwriters Paul Otteson and Tony Memmel brought their haunting vocal harmonies into the mix, and composer and professor Jacob Tews added a cinematic flair through his viola performances. Not to mention, my wife Cassie contributing the gorgeous watercolor cover artwork, as well as her gentle harmony vocals.
I hope that your experience with the album allows you to connect in some way through my exploration of those personal challenges and battles that we likely all share in common. Sometimes we just feel that drive to be “Far Away From Here”…
releases 19 May 2015
All songs written and mixed by Nathan Edwards, except "Distant Call", written in collaboration with Joseph Briggs
Assistant engineers Kyle Vis, Derek Carlson, and Bruce Schulz
Musical contributors: Michael Gaylor, Cassie Marie Edwards, Jacob Tews, Jim Thuli, Paul Otteson, Tony Memmel, and Kyle Vis. Musicians are credited on each track.
The first time I met you I was wrapped up in my selfish ways
but I would settle down wherever you were
and I followed along with you, I met you on the line
in-between my jealousy and peace of mind, my peace of mind
Promises may bend and promises may break
and I don’t really care if they’re not true
we forgive and we forget and I let it drift away
for some reason in my mind the walls break down when it comes to you,
when it comes to you
Oh, I take the wheel and drive
headed far away from here,
we’ll run away from all our fear
Oh, dreaming bout the day
we will run away, run away
away from here.
Broken hearts and broken bones can bring us closer in the end
and I can see my friends waving goodbye
but hope is just an anchor that keeps us still in place
‘til we try to forge ahead across that line that’s in our minds, that’s in our minds
If I doubted it before, then I’ll doubt it all again
but I call that irresponsible of me
as we roll across the waters and we reach the other shore
we just bend among the shadows and we set ‘em free