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Majorhart 02:18
Busy Busy 02:45
Cold n Grey 02:58
Hot October 03:22
Burn Away 03:24
Didn't I 03:38
One Half Man 02:49


released April 23, 2015

Music & Lyrics: Ionie, Tom Stroll
All Vocals: Ionie
All Bass: Doug Drewes
All Drums: Diego Maldonado
All Percussion: Rebecca Reid

Tower Of London
Piano/Guitar: Tom Stroll
Additional Writers: Tara Ortiz

Piano: Elan Bortniker
Guitar: Chris Frank, Tom Stroll

Cold n Grey
Piano, Guitar & Fork Guitar, Mbira: Tom Stroll

Hot October
Piano: Elan Bortniker
Guitar: Chris Frank
Saxophone: Connell Thompson
Additional Writers: Chris Frank, Hayden Frank

Busy Busy
Keys: Isamu McGregor
Guitar: Tom Stroll
Trumpet: Michael Fatum
Trombone: Spencer C. Hale
French Horn: Casey Cronan

Burn Away
Guitar: Chris Frank
Cello: Kristine Kruta
Additional Writers: Chris Frank

New York City
Guitar: Chris Frank
Saxophone: Connell Thompson
Trumpet: Michael Fatum
Trombone: Spencer C. Hale
Additional Writers: Chris Frank, Rick Baue

When Ya Comin Home?
Keys: Isamu McGregor
Guitar: Tom Stroll
Additional Writers: Russell Angelico

Didn’t I
Guitar: Tom Stroll

Give Me Your Eyes
Piano: Elan Bortniker
Violin: Tessa Sacramone, Josh Henderson, Gabryel Smith
Viola: Alex Wong
Cello: Alexandra Jones

One Half Man
Piano: Isamu McGregor
Violin: Leigh Wallenhaupt, Dylan Shane
Viola: Sarah Haines
Cello: Kristine Kruta

[This is not per-song:]
Recording Engineer: Merter Yildirim
Mixing: Robert Hann
Editing: Tom Stroll, Robert Hann
Mastering: Tom Scheponik
Producer / Arranger: Tom Stroll
Assistants: Andrew Madden, Garvin James, Senem Pirler, Sarah Fishman
Recorded at James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio (NYU)
Cover Design: Tamara B. Hayes
Photos by: Paul Terrie

Thanks to every bit of inspiration--strangers, sculptures, sorrow, and city life; meditation, monuments, lovers, ecstasy…
To my family and dear friends for their undying support, to life’s imperfections, and the ever-elusive capacity to let go.
To Tom Stroll, my beloved collaborator and friend, who will always keep his eyes on the stars.
To Merter Yildirim, the ‘we can do that’ man, for somehow always moving mountains.
To all the wonderful musicians who contributed their hands and their hearts.
To NYU, for having us, and for putting all the pieces together.
To Dojo restaurant, where the faint glimmer of an album first came to life.

“It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open...No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching...”
―Martha Graham


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