First of all, to the Indiegogo contributors for making all this possible. I am grateful for every one of you, and especially to those who supported with one percent or more: my parents, Alice, Jenn, Barb, Stiles, Amy, Gerry, Rene, Marcia, Liddy, Séverine, Marie-Pierre & Tim, Scarlet, Danielle, Mikel, Nell, Penny, Ann, Sharon, Ulla, Jeannine, the Passion Passport team, Dave, Charlie, Lori, Lani, Caitlin, Mary, Jackie, Briana, Grégory, Jens, Pascal, Savannah, Emma, Yves, Johnson, and Eric.
Second, to those who helped bring this to life. Justin, for your tireless hours, constant patience, and deft translation of my thought to sound. The fantastic folks at each studio, for making the booth one of my favorite places to be. Bengisu, Gabriel, Gerson, & Cristobal, for putting to bowstrings what I couldn’t to words. Michael, for your space and guidance. Christine and Rose, for understanding how these songs should look before even hearing them. My sweet friends and raucous family (des deux côtés de l'Atlantique), simply for being. Paris, for birthing the hardest song to share on this record. And finally, to those who wrote or gave me something worth packing away in a shoebox — bringing you into the light brought me into it, too.
released December 13, 2016
Paola Bennet: all vocals; acoustic guitar; electric guitar on 1, 3
Justin Oppus: electric guitar on 1, bass on 3
Bengisu Gokce, Gabriel Majou, Gerson Eguiguren, Cristobal Cruz Garcia: violins, viola and cello (respectively)
Recorded, mixed & mastered by Justin Oppus at Sweetsounds NYC, Flux Studios NYC, Shifted Recording NYC, & Soundscapes Boston
Lyrics, compositions, and arrangements by Paola Bennet
Photography by Christine Florence
Design by Rose Gallogly
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