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- Vinyl pressed at RTI
- Includes download card
The solo debut from Adam Haworth Stephens, lead singer and songwriter of San Francisco duo Two Gallants, spotlights his ability to craft compelling and intelligent songs that have forged an intimate and emotional bond with fans and captivated critics with words so personal they're universal.
From beginning to end, We Live on Cliffs is a shimmering blend of alternative folk with a pop sensibility, full of first-person narratives that when combined, create a marvelously eclectic collection. And while there is a natural bridge between Two Gallants and Stephens' solo work, these songs contain an introspection and musical diversity that has not been touched on before. "These songs are about desperation," says Stephens. "The desperation to make something of living, to find a sense of ease, to find someone to love and to maintain that fleeting feeling of love." The record is Stephens' most ambitious work to date and his storytelling is as illuminating as ever, further establishing him as a talented and important songwriter.
Produced by Grammy Award-Winning producer Joe Chiccarelli, We Live on Cliffs features Stephens on vocals, guitar and piano, and a host of guest musicians including Patrick Hallahan and Bo Koster (My Morning Jacket), Justin Meldal-Johnsen, Joey Waronker, Cody Votolato (Blood Brothers / Jaguar Love), Mike Daly, Petra Haden, Andy Cabic (Vetiver) and current band members Jen Grady, Matt Montgomery and Omar Cuellar.
Release Date: September 28th, 2010
01. Praises in Your Name
02. Second Mind
03. With Vengeance Come
04. Heights of Diamond
05. The Cities That You've Burned
07. Southern Lights
09. Everyday I Fall