"It's not the end, it's the grand finale, of sorts."
After a continuously long battle between post-college finances, free time, and overall maturity, Carolyn Thorn decided to kickstart a lifelong dream and record this EP. Discussing with Jay Levin over eggs one fine weekend, Thorn brought and played 30 songs to Turtle Studios. After much thought and choice, Thorn and Ross Bellenoit began the musical process. Within one weekend, the first of 2016, Thorn Ross, and Daniel Bower began playing and recorded the songs. Oh, and it was fun.
The songs chosen fit together in a way that shows off a process of growth in a human. From the echoes of loneliness, overall insecurity within themselves, and desire in "Fire," to the battle sounds of a need for confidence in "Joan of Arc," to whimsical heartbreak in "Roll Along," and repairing the self in "Standing," to the resounding battle of indecision of belonging alone or together found in "The End," please take time to listen to the lyrics, vocal color, story, and music.
Thanks for being a part of this musical journey. It's only the beginning.
released February 24, 2017
Words and music by Carolyn Thorn
Carolyn Thorn - vocals, guitar, ukulele
Ross Bellenoit - guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, vocals
Daniel Bower - drums
Sarah Williams Larson-vocals
Sonja Bontrager- vocals
Rosaleen McGill- vocals
Dawn Hiatt- vocals
Recorded and mixed by Jeff Hiatt
Mastered by Rob Shaffer
Recorded and mixed at Turtle Studios, Philadelphia
Photo by Rachel Del Sordo
Recording, lyrics and artwork ©2016 Carolyn Thorn
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