I’m pleased to announce the release of Liz’s and my second full length collection of songs called Lay Me Down. Much like Light Pours In reimagined the creation myth, Lay Me Down delves into a reimagining of the Death Myth. From the outset, it was clear this album was going to be different. From the synchronicities involved in its creation, to the actual deaths that occurred during it’s recording. this has been an album that has made sure that we are putting to use the lessons contained in the songs.
Death reached out twice while the album was being recorded. First was a family member of our engineering team which halted production almost before it started. A few days after we went in and got most of the album recorded in two days. Later while he was listening to Liz’s narration on playback he kept saying, “Jesus, hitting close to home.” We assured him that wasn’t the plan, but all decided the album was doing exactly what it was meant to do. A month later, a dear friend named Scott Durso was taken in a sever car crash. That one still stings. There was comfort in the words Liz wrote and I sang (or vice versa) over the coming weeks as the final parts of the album took shape. I am forever grateful I was able to add the words “In Loving Memory of Scott Durso to the linear notes before approving the art. I feel like he’s a part of this album and think of the smile on his face as we shared the first unmastered tracks with him while he was still with us.
Death is a funny thing to think about. Something we all have to do through but almost never talk about until we are totally immersed within it. Here’s hoping we all find a little solace and comfort when it reaches out and touches us personally. If and when you decide to listen to this album, take it from that perspective. To quote Ram Dass, “We’re all just walking each other home” ….and sometimes it helps to hum a little tune along the way.