Sweet Abandon

from by Kai Welch

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    After years of collaboration, Kai has a beguiling new solo project. Drawing from past experiences but seeking to explore new sonic terrain, Kai has written a set of songs that is set to establish him as one of Nashville’s most unique voices. Tracks like “Perpetually Out Of Fashion” distill years of Kai’s musical influences - folk, indie, and a strong pop sensibility - into mere minutes, making for a listening experience that refreshingly defies genre and leaves us like a late-night snacker - satisfied but secretly hoping for more. “Sweet Abandon” is a bare bones slow waltz that showcases Kai’s yearning vocals atop a warm backdrop of old-time strings. These tracks are just a sampling of what listeners can expect from his Perpetually Out Of Fashion EP, to be released later this year. Recorded and self-produced, the Perpetually Out Of Fashion EP also showcases his instrumental talents – he played almost every instrument himself – as well as cameos from a few distinguished friends (his critically-acclaimed roommate Langhorne Slim sings a background vocal on “Baby Where”, and inimitable Appalachian fiddler Rayna Gellert shows up on “Sweet Abandon”).

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lyrics

like a record revolves beneath the weight of the needle
like the calm chords resolve with a strength all their own
there's a sound in the dark, there's a bird in the hollow
calling me round the bend, where there's no way to know

So I step out again, sweet abandon
I breathe in the air of the free and the damned
you can't put a price on the feeling of standing
at the edge of your little world, where your luck meets the land
ooooh

From the towering walls of sierra nevada
to the colors of fall in my Tennessee home
some are searching in vain at the back of a theater
in the front row of a church pew still there's no way to know

So I step out again, sweet abandon
I breathe in the air of the free and the damned
you can't put a price on the feeling of standing
at the edge of your little world, where your luck meets the land

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Oh she waltzes again, sweet abandon
I breathe in the air of the free and the damned
from the peaks to the plains, echoing through the canyons
at the edge of your little world, where your luck meets the land

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from Perpetually Out Of Fashion, released May 23, 2015

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Kai Welch Nashville, Tennessee

Conceived in a tipi in Oregon and raised by parents he describes as “semi-nomadic, back to the land hippy homesteaders,” Kai Welch is a Nashville-based songwriter and musician best known for work with Abigail Washburn, Bobby Bare, Jr., and on a recent Grammy-nominated Greencards album. His love for music and nature led him to start Music for Wild Places, a non-profit outdoor concert series. ... more

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