THE LAY AWAKES SHARE LP HOME AWAY FROM HOME
Photo Cred: Patrick Kolts
WATCH: “Falling in Love”
“The Lay Awakes quickly bonded over their love of music. Though living in New York, traces of their Canadian roots are evident in their beautiful songwriting.”
– Atwood Magazine
“The reflective, yet dynamic track certainly showcases the refuge of music from the daily grind, blending delicate and light to shadowy acoustic singer-songwriter and folk sounds, paired with Paddock’s airily gorgeous vocals and brighter pop melodies.“
– The Big Takeover
New York City-based singer songwriter duo The Lay Awakes shares their debut LP Home Away From Home. CelebMix premiered the record praising, “The pair are based in Brooklyn, New York and are ready to take over the world with their sound.” Home Away From Home is available now on all DSPs.
Internationally acclaimed wheelchair athlete Patr,ick Anderson teams up with his wife, songwriter Anna Paddock, to release their debut full-length album Home Away From Home. It’s a collection of songs that draws on the joys and sorrows of the couple’s life as it is now, through stories of love, friendship, and family life.
Atwood Magazine covered the first track “Falling In Love,” writing, “The Lay Awakes’ new single ‘Falling in Love’ captures the feeling of starting to fall in love with your partner while beautifully explaining the confusion that comes with it.”
Home Away From Home is produced by the The Lay Awakes’ longtime friend, Jeremy McDonald. McDonald is a Pittsburgh native whose production credits include Beyoncé and Kevin Garrett. The mixing engineer is Grammy Award-winning Will Hensley, who has worked with artists including Coldplay, Regina Spektor, Leonard Cohen, and John Mayer. Together, McDonald and Hensley have produced an LP that is mature but still falls fresh on seasoned ears.
It is also a credit to the duo as songwriters and musicians that Home Away From Home is so diverse in tone, tempo, and production sensibilities, ranging from lush to evocatively sparse. What ties everything together is the beautiful and honest singing, along with uninhibited lyrical authenticity. These ten tracks show the spirit and promise of a growing musical partnership and a vision to play the long game and see where the music takes them. Home Away From Home will be available on all digital streaming platforms on May 4, 2018.
LISTEN: “Press Play”
Home Away From Home – TRACKLISTING
01. Falling In Love
03. Home Away From Home
04. Had It Coming
05. Babe Are You Sure
06. Press Play
07. All In The Cards
09. You Understand
10. Psalm 16
THE LAY AWAKES is a singer-songwriter duo based in Brooklyn, New York, with roots in the prairies of Canada and small-town Ontario, where their story began.
Anna Paddock and Patrick Anderson met at a wedding in rural Saskatchewan and were quickly drawn to one another over a shared love of music and sports. After talking all night and realizing they were driving home in the same direction, they embarked on a caravan-style road trip across western Canada. Things were never quite the same. They married in 2011, and, choosing love before play, waited a few years before forming The Lay Awakes. They released their debut EP in 2015 and have been making music (and babies) ever since.
Anna (piano, vocals) grew up in various states and provinces, but her family ties connect her to rural Manitoba. Her dad played and coached hockey, moving the family around and inspiring her own collegiate volleyball career. Trained as a classical pianist and inspired by dance and musical theater, Anna continued her studies at New York University, where she earned her master’s degree in composition and began writing songs.
Patrick (guitar, vocals) hails from Fergus, Ontario, and points to the family songbook and campfire as his early musical influences. Patrick is perhaps better known for his alter-ego as the world’s best wheelchair basketball player. He has won multiple Paralympic gold medals and continues to represent Canada internationally.
Patrick and Anna share their small Brooklyn apartment with two kids, multiple instruments, and many wheelchairs. They are excited to share their debut full-length LP in May 2018.