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“Be A Child” New Single + Video from Kela Parker’s Upcoming Album The Dreamer & The Dream

‘Be A Child’ is the first single off of Kela Parker’s upcoming album, The Dreamer & The Dream, premiering Jan 19th on Northern Transmissions.

Click to buy the track or pre-order the full album via iTunes:

Pre-order The Dreamer & The Dream on iTunes

Buy “Be A Child” on iTunes

Stream on Spotify: “Be A Child”

Stream on Soundcloud: “Be A Child”

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Lyrics:

Be a child, be a child
Now you retrieve
This life again
You forget yourself
You forget yourself

The past retreats
Your path release
Begin again

Here again, back in time
A master who forgot yourself
You forget yourself

Let go your fear
The path made clear
Begin again

And round and round and
round and round we go
And round and round and
round

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Music & Lyrics Composed by Kela Parker, ASCAP 2018
Videography by Kevin Eikenberg, Fourten Media
Video editing by Valerie Indira & Kela Parker

Searching & Sewing // Battling Depression with Music

 “We live in pieces for a while, and then, through our feminine powers of searching and sewing, we are recollected                                                             and find our way to wholeness.”

                                                                                                                      -David Richo

 

My second album, the 7 song EP “Searching & Sewing,” was written during 2012 and released in October of 2013. The title track is an ode to the depression I was dealing with during that time. Years before, I had healed from an earlier phase of depression partly by learning that the nature of depression is that it becomes embedded into our nervous system and our identity. Singing to depression as a separate entity helped remind me that it was separate from me, and it was not the sum total of me as a person. Depression was not a permanent life sentence.

 

 

There is always one song on each record that is the hardest to capture. “Searching & Sewing” took the longest to write, and it was trickiest to record in the studio. The song was about trust and persistence while wading through the unknown, and in the songwriting itself, I also wandered into a new form I hadn’t used before. Once Will, Vic and I nailed the drums and piano parts, and I knew it would come together, this became my favorite song on the record. It builds from a somber piano ballad to driving the demons out using the piano as a percussion instrument. As I learned as a teenager when I played the Rachmaninoff preludes in C# minor and G minor, crashing around on a piano is one of the best ways to let off steam and, in this case, to give depression a good ass-kicking.

Music has always been a path to healing for me. I am so honored to have you be a part of this journey and to share this music with you. To get a free download of the tune please click here to join the mailing list, click one of the disc images above, or head over to iTunes or Spotify.