or, "It Just Keeps Getting Colder."
This is an album about uncomfortable truths. When I finished my last album, Excelsior, I had just graduated high school. When I released Split Single, I had just moved out of my parents' house and started attending university. And now, as I set this set of songs out into the world, I have finished my second year of college and I am, in a lot of ways, quite different from when I started writing and recording these songs. Some of them reflect how I felt years ago, some of them ring as true as they did when I first put the words down, and some of them never had any basis in truth to begin with.
Regardless, whoever you are, I appreciate that you've taken to the time to come to this page and even listen to some of the songs, if you've chosen to do so. Your support means the world to me. If you have any thoughts, insights, criticisms, corrections, or anything else you want to say to me, you are welcome to contact me at april (at) wikipedia (dot) sexy. I don't bite, or at least not too much.
released June 15, 2017
SOMETIMES THE CAT:
April - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, ukulele, bass guitar, drums, piano, toy piano, keyboards, melodica, banjo, etc.
Josh - keyboard on "Everybody Else" and guitar on "Smokes & Cuts"
Luke - bass on "Vertical"
PEOPLE WHOSE INSTRUMENTS I STOLE:
Avery - electric guitar for the bridge of "Siberia"
Lily - synthesizer for "Busy Just Existing"
Noah - keyboard for "Smokes & Cuts"
Amber, Archer, Avery, Cayetana, Charlie, Cynthia, Daniel, David, DeAnndra, Ella, Ellen, Ethan, Haley, Jesse, Joey, Josh, Julian, Jyki, Kenny, Kelly, Lise, Lily, Lucas, Marcus, Naomi, Nick, Noah, Quinten, Seth, Skylar, Theo, Will, Winston, and Yush.
Words and music by April, Oct. 2011 - Apr. 2017, except:
"Smokes & Cuts" - post-chorus based on "Mood for a Day" by Yes
"Vertical" - title and inspiration from Lily
"Quietly, Quietly" - I quiver where I stand
"Comfort" - title from a Quasi song
"I am Going to Be Happy" - title and inspiration from Daniel
Produced and mixed by April, with assistance and feedback from Josh.
Artwork by Charlie.