Cyrus Reynolds releases a live session version of his single ’Foraker’ featuring S. Carey. This living room session was filmed and recorded in Los Angeles Fall of 2019. On lead vocals ‘Foraker’ features solo artist and Bon Iver member.
Cyrus explained: ”’Foraker’, at its heart, is a love letter to my wife, harpist Lara Somogyi, and set in the Denali region of Alaska through the eyes of a wayward traveler. There’s this deep connection with the heart of the glacier (Foraker) and the outdoors and he keeps coming back to this same place to look for something that’s actually inside himself. It’s a harkening back to why I write music, and a new sort of authenticity for me. Before I was writing, I was manipulating all of these live string sounds for Output, and crushing them until they hissed like a wind and knocked and scratched like low hanging branches… Those are really precious and sought after moments in songwriting for me. When everything just clicks and you can get straight the emotion and feeling.”
“S. Carey came on to the song through a mutual friend I’ve written a couple of orchestral songs with, Ivan Howard, who knew Sean through Bon Iver. Once we spoke about the project, he recorded the vocals and it immediately had all of this vibe and character; introspection and the kind of joy you want to shout off a cliff. It was our first time meeting and working together, but I know Sean must have really connected with the message – because he really just got the song in every way. The song had a place and a heart, and then S. Carey came in and gave it a pulse and a new life.”
Lovely grasp of love and affection, in a package as delicate as a flower petal in palm.
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Last September, I caught S. Carey @scareypics in the middle of his busy Bon Iver Tour at The Forum and invited him over for tacos… and to record a live version of Foraker together in my living room. Thanks Sean for being so cool to jump in and record the vocals on the spot like that. So proud of what we made here. The unreal cinematography is thanks to the dark arts of my good friend @curtismorgan and his lean and mean crew of @teddymuse and @kevin_denning . The other musicians featured are incredible people and friends who I’m lucky to know and love. Vox – @scareypics Vox – @chamois_sings Drums – @kielfeher Glitch – @_folial_ Harp – @laraharp The audio version of this live session also has been formally released via @dumontdumont and is available on major streaming platforms.