Luna

by Evan Freeman

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"Calgary musician Evan Freeman’s debut album Luna is quite possibly one of the most ambitious and successfully so works of epic musical art to come out of this city in years if not decades — a masterfully sculpted piece of pop-informed shoegazing wonderment that is as intricate and realized and brilliant as it is pretty and pleasurable and spiritually uplifting.

It changes things."

-Mike Bell, Calgary Herald

Luna tells a story of rebirth and transcendence. From ambition to aspiration, from the personal to the universal. The thematic arc of the album is based on the life cycle of the Luna moth (Actias Luna): from larva to chrysalis to fully-realized being.  

Evan weaves this theme drawing from his experiences growing up in Calgary’s emerging arts scene; his travels in Iceland, Mongolia and the rocky mountains; and his recent two-year stint living in Mexico City.

Recording took place at OCL Studios, a creative oasis located near Calgary, with engineer Josh Rob Gwilliam behind the board. Derek Downham (The Beauties, Andy Kim, Serena Ryder) produced the record, infusing pristine textures and moments of overwhelming intensity into the songs. The album was mixed by Arran Fisher (Freak Heat Waves, Woodpigeon, The Summerlad) and mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, Constantines, Wintersleep).  

In live performance, Evan is joined by prolific local musicians Darren Young, Robin Cillo, Keath Mueller and Rauth Clement. This dynamic quintet interprets Evan’s material with mind-blowing intensity and infectious groove.

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released February 27, 2016

Producer - Derek Downham
Instrumentation and Vocals - Evan Freeman and Derek Downham
Recording Engineer - Josh Rob Gwilliam
Mix Engineer - Arran Fisher
Mastering Engineer - Noah Mintz
Assistant Recording Engineers - Brennan Kennedy and James Bundy
Recorded and Mixed at OCL Studios, Calgary, Canada
Mastered at Lacquer Channel Mastering, Toronto, Canada
All Songs Written by Evan Freeman
All Songs ℗&© Evan Freeman Media Inc. (SOCAN)
All Rights Reserved
Made in Canada (MAPL)

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Evan Freeman Calgary, Alberta

Evan Freeman is a Calgary-based musician, singer and songwriter. Evan's music evokes vast landscapes: prairie thunderstorms, soaring glacial peaks and post-apocalyptic skylines. Dreamy pop hooks wrapped in post-rock and shoegaze tones.

Contact: EvanFreemanMedia@gmail.com
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Track Name: Luna
Lyrics:

It's a consequence of greed
Wanting so much more than you could ever need
It's the possibility
To be more than what you are
Invincible yet lost within a dream

Luna
Do you remember who you are?
Luna
I would animate you
Shine a light behind your eyes
Send shivers down your spine

It's your nature at work
Angels calling your higher self to serve
It's the path to where you were
Before you lost your way
Free to breathe new life into the world

Luna
Do you remember who you are?
Luna
I would animate you
Shine a light behind your eyes
Send shivers down your spine
Track Name: Here With You
Lyrics:

Whenever I walk around in Santa Fe at noon
I think of what you said, and all the things that we've been through
It's never easy to move somewhere new
But that's what we did, and I'm here with you

When I'm sleeping, I dream of what we had
Then I wake up and you're holding my hand
It's never easy to move somewhere new
But that's what we did, and I'm here with you

In the daylight this street seems surreal
The vacant tracts
The steel, glass and the whole damn deal
It's never easy to move somewhere new
But that's what we did and I'm here with you
Track Name: Dreamer
Lyrics:

When time was slow
I waited for your call
Would it ever come?

Money, jobs and other instruments
Designed to keep us in the mix

Desire

Thought
Independent thought
So innocent and sweet
To be beautiful
Somehow beautiful
It's all I've ever dreamed of

Dreamer

A child killer
With eyes like yours
Driven by his lack and need
Be careful, dear listener
Just where your dreams may lead

Dreamer
Track Name: Halo
Lyrics:

How I wish for you
The holiness that words can bring
Fresh in love, without reason

Without thought
Our minds unpacked and young

Creased by habit, calling, speech
We all inhabit what we're thinking

Dance around the earth with her
In a blacktop blur
Her hands, they form a halo
The future sweet and certain

How I miss you
When we are far apart
Miss the shelter in your arms

In our vows
To share a soul and share a fate
We found the solace we were seeking

Dance around the earth with her
In a blacktop blur
Her hands, they form a halo
The future sweet and certain
Track Name: In The Midnight Sun
Lyrics:

I came to thee in the midnight sun
I came to thee in the midnight sun
I was on my knees, crying 'rescue me'
I came to thee in the midnight sun

I sought salvation for my soul
I had to find my way back home
Take me away from these aches and pains
I sought salvation for my soul
Track Name: Calgary
Lyrics:

I've got a long walk ahead of me
West to east on 17th
In the soft sun and the summer breeze
The city seems to be at peace

Born and raised here
Gone, erased

We're on our way
We will celebrate
This beauty we can't contain
We're on our way

I can't see our indie scene
Squeezing into old skinny jeans
We tailor what's handed down
We make the best of what's around

Gone, erased here
Home again

We're on our way
We will celebrate
This beauty we can't contain
We're on our way

Friends stay strong
Please don't leave
You are the heart this city needs

We're on our way
We will celebrate
This beauty we can't contain
We're on our way
Track Name: Eden
Lyrics:

Eden is calling
A distant shore, so far away
We'll leave the fallen
We will find our home

Eden is waiting
A distant shore, so far away
We'll keep on sailing
We will find our home
Track Name: Brunello
Lyrics:

What a lovely feeling
When we talk as human beings
What a lovely night
To see each other eye to eye

If you shattered a glass
If you stained the floor
I would only love you more

I would pour for you, I would pour
I would pour for you, I would pour
I would only love you more

What a fleeting chance
To feel how our flavours dance
How I've often thought of
Pouring out this bottled blood

I would pour for you, I would pour
I would pour for you, I would pour
I would only love you more

If you shattered a glass
If you stained the floor
I would only love you more