Relax: Union Sound Sessions

by KASHKA

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We took four songs from 2017's Relax and reimagined them with a string quartet and full choir arrangements, to celebrate one year of the album. Recorded live off the floor at the beautiful Union Sound studio in Toronto, the songs became lush and cinematic and the session breathed out a life of its own. Thank you for supporting music. It really matters.

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released October 12, 2018

Recorded live off the floor at Union Sound in Toronto, Ontario.
All songs written by Kat Burns (SOCAN/BMI) except Reset, written by Kat Burns and James Bunton (SOCAN/ASCAP). Float Away published by Play The Triangle/Kat Burns. Reset, Holding Steady and Signs are co-published by Play the Triangle, Red Brick Songs, and Paperbag Licensing.

Engineered by Leon Taheny. Assisted by Darren McGill.
Mixed by Heather Kirby. Mastered by Jeff Elliott.

Players:
Kat Burns (guitar, vocals, samples)
Katie DuTemple (keys, piano, vocals)
Michelle Faerhmann (cello, vocals)
Rachael Cardiello (viola)
Elise Boeur (violin)
Kelly LeFaive (violin)
Chantale Renee (vocals)
Brooke Harris (vocals)
Laura Spink (vocals)
Taylor Nelles-McGee (vocals)
Cassandra Popescu (vocals)
Shawna Caspi (vocals)
Sarah Hiltz (vocals)

Cover art by Kat

Thanks to everyone involved, and everyone that supports the music that comes out of this heart and into your living room.

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Play The Triangle is a small run music label and publisher, home to KASHKA and Forest City Lovers, and everything else Kat Burns does. Your support means the world to us!

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Track Name: Signs
oh we're sitting here, waiting for signs
break the darkness, let in the light
a little purpose, something to know
a new direction, somewhere to go

cos everytime i think that we've got it all work out right
something comes along and turns it all up on it's insides

never ending work to be done
push harder to become one
a little further, that's where we 'll go
we gotta risk it, how will we grow?

cos everytime i think that we've got it all work out right
something comes along and turns it all up on it's insides

everytime, everytime
I'm looking for signs
everytime, everytime,
I'm looking for signs.

We gotta break the cycle
we gotta break the wall
we gotta end the silence
we've gotta watch it fall
Track Name: Float Away
started out at the riverbed where we lay
while the smoke curled overhead, there we lay
filled our lungs with all the stories we’d been told to get us through the day
bodies warm and laid out in the sand
soaking up all the light we can
lay there til the sun begins to sink under the weight of all of us
and as the fire burned we saw reflections of the flames in each of us
my father used to come here as a boy
he sought the safety of the river, the solace of the woods
my mother used to bring me as a child, and she would cradle me so tightly... as if i’d float away, as if i’d float away
as if i’d float away as if i’d float away
Track Name: Reset
Reset

Impossible things weighing on me
where is my place, where should i be?
i left the winnings, and took up the chase
searching for answers in a hollow place

how are we living when seconds are shared?
you call us connected but nobody cares
the voices of many, the words of a few
searching for meaning and a little truth

if we all strip it back, find out what we're missing
we can all reconnect - remember how it used to be?
muscles and sweat our bones are set, feel it connect
heavy chest
press reset

wnenever i falter, stumbling weak
caught on the words that i'm too scared to speak
i swallow my doubt, push it from my mouth
finding the strength to let it out

if we all strip it back, find out what we're missing
we can all reconnect - remember how it used to be?
muscles and sweat our bones are set, feel it connect
heavy chest
press reset
Track Name: Holding Steady
if one more step can get us back up on our toes
why don't we run until there's no where else to go
oh let's push ahead, push ourselves instead
oh you're young, you can't look back until you grow

i've been crawling through a dry spell
learning how to get well
learning how to see

now i'm kicking in the glass walls
learning how to stand tall
learning how to speak

i'll hold my own now
lately i've been holding steady, i've been holding steady

if i could count up all the hours that i've spent
lost in worry, apprehension or regret
it would become so clear that we've learned to fear
the line of what was said and what was really meant

i've been crawling through a dry spell
learning how to get well
learning how to see

now i'm kicking in the glass walls
learning how to stand tall
learning how to speak

i'll hold my own now
lately i've been holding steady, i've been holding steady

and all the time we spend to forgive our choices
echoes all the time we need to collect our voices

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