'The Fear' album is an exploration of the supernatural, love, dreaming/waking, and most of all facing the things that scare you or you think you can’t do, all encompassed in a warping and changing landscape, shedding your perceived notions of what you think life or the world is and being open to new ideas or experiences. 'The Fear' is intended as a meditation, a release of energy and putting positivity and motivation for creating love and joy, challenging what you were raised in or what society tells you to believe. Finding what rings true to you based on your experience, enjoying the journey with plenty of room to ask questions and entertain the mystical.
The album was recorded in various places, houses, studios, basements and bedrooms by Daniel Lyon, then co-produced and mixed at Way Out in Woodinville, Washington by Trevor Spencer (Beach House, Father John Misty, Valley Maker). Spirit Award has chosen to donate a portion of proceeds to MusiCares, which provides a safety net of critical health and welfare services to the music community.
released May 19, 2023
All Songs Written by Daniel Lyon / Spirit Award.
Drums performed by Andrew King.
Bass performed by Chris Jordan.
Produced by Trevor Spencer / Daniel Lyon.
Mixed by Trevor Spencer at Way Out Studio in Woodinville, WA.
Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Percussion, Noises, Dog Barks, Ghost Sounds Recorded by Daniel Lyon at: The Furber’s House in Friday Harbor, WA, Deep Sea Diver’s Basement in Seattle, WA, Big Bldg in Seattle, WA, and on a flight from Seattle to Los Angeles.
Intro on 'The Shadow' by Meredith Paulson.
Drums recorded by Andrew King at Groovebox Studios in Seattle, WA.
Drums/Bass on ‘New Energy’ and ‘Western Violence’ recorded by Trevor Spencer at Way Out Studio in Woodinville, WA.
Drums on ‘Pushing Forward’ performed by Nikki Parker at Logic Studios in Cupertino, CA.
Cover art/Photography by Bella Petro.
Album layout by Daniel Lyon.
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Birds is one of those songs you could listen to forever. And then you listen to the rest of Love on My Mind and you can see how the songs link together and have a story arc to them, and then you want to listen to the whole thing on loop forever instead. Great stuff! D. Per.