PERENNIAL is here!

PERENNIAL is here!

Perennial, written over the course of the last 6 years or so, is an exploration into the repetitive cycles of life — the seasons of hardship and redemption.

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A personal note about Perennial

The last few years have been tough ones in both battling some personal demons and observing the state of the world. (To quote Jim Halpert from The Office: “Lord beer me strength.”)

For a time, I gave up music… I just couldn’t pick up a guitar or sit down at a piano for weeks on end. I felt as if I had lost my voice and that I was completely lost in a vast ocean of forced life changes and utter depression.

These melodies haunted me perennially; year after year. I knew I had to wrestle with them or face the consequence of never having dealt with some pretty hefty things. Such is the journey of this collection of songs.

So much of this album reflects that confusion, but to me it serves as a constant search for clear waters; a sort of therapy over the years.

When it comes down to the grit of it, we’re all in a search for clearer waters in some way or another now more than ever. I hope someday soon, love will rise above the rampant hate and confusion that fills our tv screens and news feeds or soon enough we will destroy each other and ultimately ourselves.

So, if you take one thing from Perennial, let it be this:

Children meet at fence lines
To spread their joy to the other side
Til there’s no hate, and there’s no fear,
Til there’s one song in my ear

– Hollow Men (The Children’s Song)

be good to one another,
nathan stiteler

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