The story of My Hands Made a Harp begins with someone who is happy with a pastoral life. Later they are called on to perform some life-changing tasks. The transition proves difficult and transformative. Eventually there is acceptance and joy returns.
Sow, the first single, is part of the depiction of the pastoral existence of our protagonist.
I think of every album that I've made as a single work. Each tells a coherent musical story that encompasses the album from beginning to end with the order of the pieces being critical to understanding the narrative. As well as being individual pieces, each track is a chapter of a musical novel.
This has never been truer than with my next album, My Hands Made a Harp.
But I'm trying something new with My Hands Made a Harp. I would prefer to simply release the album, but in today's listening environment there is an enormous advantage to releasing tracks as singles. I care deeply that this music reaches the people who might love it. To give that a better chance, each track will be released as a single, each six weeks apart. Sheet music will be released for each track on the day it is released.
Here is the release schedule:
|Jan 7, 2022||- Rain|
|Feb 18, 2022||- Reap|
|Apr 1, 2022||- Gather|
|May 13, 2022||- Wine|
|Jun 24, 2022||- Moon|
|Aug 5, 2022||- Meditation|
|Sep 16, 2022||- Passing|
|Oct 28, 2022||- Neither Sparrow Nor Rain|
|Dec 9, 2022||- To Every Thing (Album Release)|