Thursday, February 9, 2012


Supernova: the explosion of a star in which the star may reach a maximum intrinsic luminosity one billion times that of the sun. But from that explosion, new stars are born.
And so the journey continues. I'm well aware that if I keep posting about them I will become the number one creepy fangirl, but I continue to feel deeply connected to this music. I mentioned Dorris' battle with cancer over the last year. During that period of time, a song Nate wrote, "Supernova," became her theme song. They decided to title their new album Supernova as well, and it chronicles all the trials and tribulations of the past year. The album just came out this past week and again I find myself deeply drawn to the songs. A lot of the magic of Girlyman for me is the artful balance of me, as a listener, knowing what of their own personal stories they're referring to in specific songs and sill being able to relate very intrinsically to the messages. Much of that comes from seeing them live and hearing them each describe how they came to write certain songs. They explain how they got there and then play and it always feels like an invitation to add your own experiences into this spinning vortex which is their musical community and fan community and everyone else who has been touched by them. Check out Supernova, it'll be on iTunes soon.

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