10 years after the release of their first album, indie songwriting duo far beyond frail returns with a collection of confessional pop songs about the things that change everything. Welcome to Your Life, their sixth studio album, is an intelligent blend of hope and heartache that feels at home among female pop contemporaries like Christina Perri, Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles.
Notes from David:
Sharlynn and I released our first album 10 years ago in 2004. In the years that followed, we played hundreds of shows, in every corner of the country. And while music consumed our lives, life still happened to us. We met people, we fell in love with them, we fell out of love with them and they fell out of love with us. There is nothing extraordinary about this, but each time it happens, it knocks you off the course you were traveling by a few degrees. You are changed, perhaps imperceptibly, but undeniably and forever.
It matters how concentrated these events are, and it felt like our 20s were dominated by them. It was tumultuous, and exciting, and difficult, and wonderful. I don't know when it happened exactly – I'm sure it's different for everyone – but at some point these people and these events start happening with less frequency. Life smooths out a little and you realize you are the person you’re going to be, living the life you’re going to live. You can’t wait for you life to start any longer. It started. You’re in it.
If Empty City Nights was us trying to capture and say goodbye to the experience of our 20s, this album, Welcome to Your Life, is about what happens next. It’s about wanting to be who you are and wanting to be with who you’re with. And it’s also about everything that got you there. Those people and those moments that, as soon as they happen, you know that your life will now be divided into two parts—everything that happened before and everything that will happen after.
released July 15, 2014
far beyond frail is Sharlynn Verner and David Cecil.
Justin Golden - Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Bass Guitar
Josh Seurkamp - Drums
Produced and recorded and by Justin Golden and David Cecil.
Mixed by Lance Davis.
Mastered by Joey Lemon.
Album artwork by Sara Duncan.
All songs written by Sharlynn Verner and David Cecil.
all rights reserved