The Pieces of Cadence

It has now been over 3 years since I recorded my first solo album. Since then, there have been many changes, trials, and adaptations in both my musical and personal life. Alas, the journey never ends... Nor should it! I feel this past chapter of my life will be well represented in my newest album, Pieces of Cadence. It is an album full of rises and falls, tension and release. A representation of the balance between the chaos and order of our reality. The cover art is my interpretation of the yin yang symbol - balance through chaos. What began as a few single tracks recorded with the intention of creating a small EP, grew into a full-length, 11 track concept album. I really wanted to capture the imagination with this collection of pieces, to see if I can take the listener on an inward journey. The songs are placed in order very meticulously, as there is a very specific story that I want to tell. I can't help but feel like I'm asking a lot of my listeners, but I do feel that those who are willing to lend their imagination to the 45 minutes of music won't come out empty handed. I've put more work into this album than any other so far, and even had several of my favorites musicians record tracks for it. It's hard to put into words the process of making this album, but for me it comes down to this - triumph in the face of suffering. I was composing the music for this album during a very difficult time in my life, and wanted to give up several times. However, I feel as if the trials contributed to a larger picture - they were the "pieces" of the eventual "cadence" that came with overcoming them.

- Morgan


Morgan Thomas