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!
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.