The Songs We Sing Along the Way [2016 Album]

by Gaelynn Lea

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She,s taken the grain of sand the Universe has given her and turned it into sparkling glass!

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Kamani The Songs We Sing Along the Way is an incredible album, and Watch the World Unfold is incredible. It’s emotional, it’s beautiful, it’s just all around great. Definitely worth a listen.
Thank you for putting out this incredible album. Favorite track: Watch the World Unfold.
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Sophia My 7 year old says “I like this girl. My favorite is her voice and her loops. I like her sound- it makes me think of things in my imagination.” I agree.
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Pushing up, pushing up Through the dirt just like a seed But you’re never quite a flower You feel more just like a weed Driving through, driving through You want to know where you are going But the windshield’s always dirty And you never get to see What makes you think that you’ll ever get there? What makes you think you deserve to know? Who are you really, are you so important? Take a look around and watch the world unfold Watch the world unfold, watch the world unfold Need advice, need advice You have no clue what you’re doing Moral compass it is spinning And identity unhinged Where to turn, where to turn? There are so many opinions And they’re all a little different And the outlook’s getting dim What makes you think that you’ll ever get there? What makes you think you deserve to know? Who are you really, are you so important? Take a look around and watch the world unfold Watch the world unfold, watch the world unfold Pushing up, pushing up Through the dirt just like a seed But you’re never quite a flower You feel more just like a weed
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Breathe, you are alive! Stillness is not the enemy. It's the only balm. It is the spark That wakes you up. Remember who you are. Who are you? Are you what you do? How you perform! Different acts every hour - are you brilliant, burning, beautiful? Or are your fires uncontrolled? Pulled in every direction, can you admit you may be tired? Exhausted, even. Are you your fears? Your wants? Your needs? Are you the good and bad words you use to describe yourself? Some of the time, at least. Are you your inconsistencies? Are you afraid to look at yourself, Afraid to remember? We make ourselves up, Put ourselves out there as works of Art as entertaining shows for the world to see to judge to notice. You are a work of art, but not how you think. It's in your eyes when you laugh, when you smile, when you're angry, when you cry. You can't hide it - it leaks out it flashes across your face. Your soul bursts through in moments of true tenderness When the empathy just kind of swells Up from nowhere. From very deep. You are in there. Divine. Why are we so afraid of it? Why do we try to bury it alive In schedules and important deadlines and hurrying? We have let too much in Crowded ourselves out Forgotten our purpose, Forgotten to show up. Pause. Sit with yourself Sit with a neighbor Sit with me. Notice, when you are quiet, how the Divine whispers. Notice all things. Just be in the present for a moment. Remember to breathe, Love. You are alive.
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“Lea’s latest release ‘The Songs We Sing Along the Way’ is a collection of simple, spare songs that depend mostly on Lea’s often-mournful fiddle and sweet -yet-weathered voice. Lea focuses on alternating between instrumentals and vocal numbers, taking her time with each, patiently letting them unfurl.

She’s got a real knack for a lyric that has some bite to it — and she also makes suggestions for course-correction in her music. Lea is gentle in spirit, yet she’s unafraid to take a stance. That’s a balance that many get wrong.

Lea’s song ‘Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun’ is the centerpiece of this collection. It’s a truly gorgeous, heartbreaking song, and it attracted attention from NPR for good reason. And, while it’s definitely the standout, this isn’t to say that the other traditional fiddle tunes and originals that surround it on the EP aren’t worth the time. Indeed, the whole thing is quite impressive.

Once again, Lea proves she’s a powerful craftswoman, a spellbinding singer and a violinist with a solid understanding of how to conjure a mood."

– Tony Bennett, Duluth News Tribune

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released August 15, 2016

Gaelynn Lea: Lyrics, Music, Violin and Vocals
Alan Church: Guitar, Piano, Bells
Paul Tressler: Vocals on Track #5
Zachary Hollander at The Pearl Recording Studio: Recording and Mixing
Robert Hadley at the Mastering Lab: Mastering
Shawn Stigsell at Stigsell Creative: Album Art

Produced by Gaelynn Lea
Contact: gaelynn@gaelynnlea.com or 218-461-1785

Gaelynn Lea's Official Website:
www.violinscratches.com

2018 Full Length Album GoFundMe:
www.gofundme.com/gaelynnlea

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Gaelynn Lea Duluth, Minnesota

Gaelynn Lea is a haunting violinist and songwriter from Northern Minnesota.

She won NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest in 2016 and has been touring nationally & internationally ever since.

Gaelynn is also a disability rights advocate and public speaker.
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