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The free songs in this bundle represent 5 projects that The Choir has released in the past two years. The songs you are getting include:
“The Time Has Come” from The Choir’s new studio album, Bloodshot.
“Baby Breathe” from Derri Daugherty’s solo album, The Color of Dreams.
“Gripped” from The Choir’s new acoustic album, Kissers and Killers (The Acoustic Sessions)
“Amazing” from The Choir’s remastered re-issue of Kissers and Killers (25 Year Anniversary Remaster)
“Outta My Mind” from Steve Hindalong’s solo album, The Warbler
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A song of mercy resonates inside you
Listen close, be still, live and learn
Red blood flows through your veins like healing rivers
Redemption every time the planet turns
The Choir, Bloodshot, (Galaxy21)
GRAMMY®-nominated indie rockers’ 17th studio album
The Choir continue to explore and reveal, whether crafting adventurous new sonic textures or shining a light into shadowy corners of the heart. With Bloodshot, the Nashville-based alternative rockers push at the borders of their spacefaring sound while uncovering intimate truths, compelling generations of fans to return and relate.
“We launched this album alongside the reissue of [1989’s] Wide Eyed Wonder,” says drummer and lyricist Steve Hindalong. “That album was about the innocence of a newborn baby. Contrast that with Bloodshot, which is about us in our 50s. We’re weathered and world-weary, and we’re certainly not innocent. But we still see beauty in life through bloodshot eyes.”
Hindalong continues a pattern of unflinching personal revelations through his lyrics, and Bloodshot collects perhaps his riskiest statements ever. The joyful highs and tearful lows of marital life have been chronicled in past songs like “Sentimental Song” and “Sad Face.” At Bloodshot’s core is a story of brokenness and rebuilding.
The 34-year marriage fans had glimpsed through the prism of Hindalong’s lyrics has ended, and the writer appraises emotional damage both inflicted and sustained. “Only Reasons,” “Birds, Bewildered,” and “House of Blues” speak to the unraveling of a relationship that both partners expected to weather all storms. At the songs’ root is a commitment to extend mercy to loved ones in turbulent times, and to rise from disappointment with grace and integrity.
Despite its unmistakable shadow side, Bloodshot also offers light. Songs like “Summer Rain,” “We’ve Got the Moon,” and “Magic” point toward the buoyant optimism of new beginnings. Humor is evident as well. Hindalong takes lead vocal for “The Way You Always Are,” a comical but pointed pot-shot at a wayward brother.
The Choir’s lead singer and guitarist, Derri Daugherty’s clear tenor remains captivating and sweet. His supple vocal takes flight on key track “The Time Has Come.” The singer nods to Beatle George Harrison’s Abbey Road masterpiece “Here Comes the Sun.” The song itself finds the Choir at its evocative best, describing fractured spirits reaching for redemption. Cinematic and spirit-centered imagery are given life by one of Daugherty’s finest performances. “That’s a spectacular vocal,” says Hindalong. “He really got inside the song and felt those things. ‘Mercy on you, mercy on me,’ has been our message all along. That song is a summation of our career, and Derri made it shine.”
The sonic identity of the Choir is heightened by reeds player Dan Michaels. His tenor saxophone on songs like “Only Reasons” traces to new wave heroes Psychedelic Furs, while the baritone sax on “Californians on Ice” points toward groundbreaking ‘90s trio Morphine. Michaels distinguishes his own influential presence on the lyricon, an electronic wind controller used to create spacious synthesizer textures on “The Dizzy Wounded.”
When asked what sets the Choir apart, Michaels describes an intense and symbiotic relationship with its audience. “Ultimately, we cast our net deeper than wide,” he says. Support extends beyond buying albums and tickets. While making Bloodshot, the Choir broke the fourth wall to allow eight fans to actually perform on the album. “It’s a testament to mutual trust with our fans that we can bring them this closely into our process,” says Michaels, proudly. “They were really good contributions, too,” says Hindalong. “It was risky, but successful.”
The band has kept a busy schedule of touring and side projects. Since the release of 2014’s Shadow Weaver, the Choir has toured North America three times and traveled through Europe. Hindalong released his solo album The Warbler in 2016, and Daugherty releases The Color of Dreams in June. Both records stoked the creative fires that produced Bloodshot, and the Choir is eager to travel with its new songs this year.