August 2022

KAROLINE HAUSTED AND MARK DAVIS SOLO RELEASES ARE ON THEIR WAY

Yes!

It is true: both a Karoline Hausted solo release - called One And Apart - and a Mark Davis solo release - called Travel Where You Need To - are in the final mixing stages!

At some point along the recording process, we realized that there is a shared theme between our two records. Coincidence or soul-directed? Who knows, but it’s cool. They both have to do with living in a foreign place- Karoline’s songs were written and recording started while we were living in California, and they speak largely about being a Dane living there. And Mark’s, as the title “Do You Miss Me, California?” reveals, is largely written and recorded here in Denmark, since our arrival during the pandemic. For this reason, we have decided to release them at the same time.


Mastering will begin soon and we are actively looking into the best ways to put them out to the public, which can involve costs and time. As of now, they can be expected to arrive in early 2023.

HOWEVER, if you’d like to get an exclusive early peak NOW at tracks from Mark’s record- Travel Where You Need To - we have set up a Patreon page for Mark Davis and his Inklings. An unmastered mix of Mark’s opening song, “Do You Miss Me, California” can be listened to there now - it's open to the public.

If you have the means, becoming a Patreon supporter is a wonderful way to help us get these records out. More special content for supporters will be coming soon, including first listens to all the new tracks from Mark's album, plus posts about the songs and lyrics, and more surprises. Please check it out!

There is also the option to buy To Wake You a coffee (or several) and show your love that way via the buymeacoffee.com button below.

Thank you for sharing the journey with us!

(Foto: Tam Vibberstoft, www.tamvibberstoft.dk)

December 2021

Winter and the Sacred Tree album now available digitally here on our website

We are happy to announce that our
Winter and the Sacred Tree album,
which has only been available as a CD up until now, is finally available for digital purchase on our "Store" page. You will also see there how to order physical CDs if you’d like to do that.

Also, we have lyric videos coming out for several songs from the album. You can see them below!

The tail end of 2021 is upon us and we are pleased to give you a little check-in!

First, 2021 is a big year for us because we are celebrating 10 years of being married in November! Crazy to think it’s been that long already and also to think about all we have done in those years- it’s been quite a journey, full of marvelous little journeys all their own.

 With gratitude and open hearts, we have been settling into our new home here in Denmark (on Jutland, near the town of Skanderborg).  As things began to open up during the summer, we finally have been able to connect with our community here. We were invited to be part of a mini-festival in August held in the local town of Hylke featuring local musicians, which was a great way to begin meeting folks.

Of course, our single Summer (She Can Do What She Wants) was released in June, and is now out “in the ethers.” We are both working away on individual recording projects, which always involve some co-collaboration. Stay Tuned!

Single: SUMMER (SHE CAN DO WHAT SHE WANTS) out now!

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June 2021 

You are in a long Scandinavian winter wondering where Summer could be.

Then you’re in the blistering California heat wondering when Summer might give you a break.

Our pleadings to Summer fill a lifetime and span the spectrum. 

Sooner or later, each of us is bowing down in deference to that which is beyond us. 

Summer - like the whole of nature - can do what she wants. 

The new single “Summer (She Can Do What She Wants)” from To Wake You is a catchy, hummable tune about all of this, with a steady beat to tap your feet to, and a delicious sonic landscape of harp and guitars to lose yourself in. 

“Summer (She Can Do What She Wants)” is the latest chapter in the musical marriage between Denmark’s Karoline Hausted and California’s Mark Davis (Hausted, a Danish Music Award nominee for her song Alarm and Davis, receiver of an Album of the Decade award for You Came Screaming from The Los Angeles Times). It was recorded in San Luis Obispo, California before the couple managed to hop over the Atlantic to spend the pandemic year working on a new home in Denmark. Final touches and mixing were then completed remotely with engineer Damon Castillo of Laurel Lane Studios. 

And so, as an expression of the coming together of California and Scandinavia, and as a celebration of nature’s beauty and mystery, To Wake You brings you “Summer (She Can Do What She Wants)”. 

This is a stand-alone single release, coming between 2017’s 6-song EP “Beauty In The Smallest Things” and the live-in-studio album “Winter and the Sacred Tree,” scheduled for digital release November 2021.

April 2021

New Single Coming Soon

In the trying and bizarre times of the past year, we’ve been quietly keeping the creative fire alive, mostly by making some home studio recordings of new songs. The first that will be coming out is called "Summer (She Can Do What She Wants)." Karoline wrote the melody and music on the harp, then Mark wrote the words, then we hit record and followed the muse into a rather epic and atmospheric landscape. Lastly, we placed the mixing duties in the hands of our trusted studio-wizard, Damon Castillo. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the result.

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