Feathers of the Heart is a culmination of unusual and intricate songwriting, a wonderfully deep sound bed of edgy, yet warm, jazz/folk stylings and vocal honesty.
“A sensuous, multi-instrumental musical tapestry, reflecting the depth of life and the experiences it brings. Beautifully arranged, with rich vocals,these songs speak to relationships, dreams, journeys into self-awareness and emotional discovery… explorations into the complexity of life. A stylistically sophisticated, fully accessible, pop jazz CD.”
Clare excels on piano, guitar and arranging. Her voice is extraordinary… her heart easily evident in these subtle layers of musicality and storytelling. This is a rare opportunity to hear her songs with full instrumentation; bass, drums, percussion, guitar – against a backdrop of normally solo work. It is rich and evocative of Norah Jones, quirky a la Suzanne Vega with the bright vocals remeniscent Sara McLachlan.
Her music and her style are her own, as is her ability to communicate through her unique voice.
This album delves deep into the story of hardship, searching, loss and wonder – it has a haunting and beautiful transparency and will leave you turned around as if by a ghost, seductive in nature yet inviting you through the front door into your own life reflections. You leave this album altered, and glad of it.
As she says “Sometimes we need a way to understand my life and I found that writing these songs was a natural outlet – a bit like the white rabbit going down the rabbit hole – to figure out just what had happened and what does it all mean? I find life is an emotional mystery, an invitation to go deeper and within that depth is the most amazing kaleidoscope of truth, clarity and light. It’s a journey well worth taking and because it’s creative, it makes it special”.
1. Desert Highway – 4:51
2. Floating Out In Space – 4:28
3. Is It Enough? – 3:36
4. It’s Not Easy – 5:37
5. I See You – 3:19
6. Why’s It So Hard? – 4:36
7. Do You Ever Wonder? – 3:19
8. In The Lamplight – 5:00
9. Remember In the Silence – 4:55
10. So Crowded – 4:17
11. Frozen In Time – 5:16
12. You Have A Dream – 2:44
VOCALS, PIANO AND GUITAR: CLARE HEDIN
DRUMS: JIM CASSIS TRACK 1. CHRIS TRACK 11. BRIAN KNAVE TRACK 5
BASS: CHRIS KEENAN TRACKS 11, 12, 13. DAVE BELL TRACK 3
GUITARS: MATTIE ALL TRACKS. NICK PETERS TRACKS 1, 10
PRODUCED AND RECORDED BY CLARE HEDIN AT SOUND MUSIC STUDIOS, OAKLAND, CA.
TRACK 1 CO-PRODUCED AND RECORDED WITH JAMIE IN LA.
TRACK 6 CO-PRODUCED AND RECORDED WITH TOM AT FANTASY STUDIOS, BERKELEY, CA.
© 2001 CLARE HEDIN. REPRINTED 2011. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. WWW.CLAREHEDIN.COM