Relax: Union Sound Sessions

by KASHKA

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1.
03:33
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
2.
03:22
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
3.
03:48
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
4.
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

about

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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