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This deluxe CD includes a beautiful 24-page booklet with lyrics, behind-the-scenes photos and inspiration. All copies are autographed when you buy direct and pre-order.
About the album: Tucked away in Haliburton on beautiful Koshlong Lake is the magical Halls Island, a residency that gives artists of many disciplines an opportunity to work on their art in a peaceful and awe-inspiring location.
The Halls Island residency gave me an opportunity to be alone with my thoughts and fears, allowing them to reverberate in ways that they hadn’t had the space to before, which was both terrifying and inspiring. I could really let them breathe, which allowed them to re-surface through lyrics and melodies. The name of this album, and the title track, came to me after my encounter with some of these fears. ‘A Sound in the Dark’ is about a night on Halls Island.
The title track was inspired by a funny but significant story, when I went down to the water, late on a beautiful clear night, to go skinnydipping, and got scared by a sound in the dark and I jumped out of the water and ran back up to the cabin. I was so annoyed that I let that fear take away a really beautiful moment, and I wrote the title track, because I realized how many other moments in my life have been taken by fear. The rest of the album, I realize the more I listen to it, is all about strength. They are all about decisive action, and moving through hard things, and breaking through to the other side. I feel like this is an album of empowerment.
Thanks to the Haliburton County Community Cooperative and the Haliburton County Folk Music Society for the opportunity and support. Hallsisland.ca