NEW RELEASE / Soon The Daylight

We’re proud to announce the release of the new David Moorhead project Soon The Daylight. Below you’ll find the press release for our biggest release to date. Join us for a ride through 38 weeks of stories. March 11th marks day one. For more information about Soon The Daylight please visit soonthedaylight.com.

Once upon a time everything was perfect. All the surreal colors that paint the vivid subtext of every wild story you could ever imagine were tangible in a world we once knew. Beauty collided when the sun was down and it was glorious.

But then the daylight. The ever-predictable sun chased us all back into our huts, forcing a reality that is every bit the definition of that word. We wanted to believe that if you could just squeeze a bit tighter the new day would never come. Change would never surface. The triumphant energy held in your hands in that very moment would be amazing, present, and true forever.

The sun came up. Fast. Change happened. We’re left with only the heartbeat of memory.

Soon The Daylight celebrates those memories, reckless abandon, fear, change, and everything you thought you could be because you already were – and are.

This project – and we have to call it a project because it’s not an album – is a concept project. And on that note, it’s a multi-layered concept. We have on one side the songs that are going to tell the story, but on the other side we have the presentation of these songs which gives us a very special twist to the picture that will be painted by the music.

When all is said and done, the Soon The Daylight project will total 32 songs: a single with an A and a B side and 30 different tracks separated out into 3 10-song volumes. These volumes can be considered many things. You could call them volumes as they will be called on their artwork. You could call them playlists. You could call them setlists. It’s really a hybrid of all of the aforementioned terms and all are perfectly acceptable.

Volume 1 is a rocker. Volume 2 is a laid back acoustic set. Volume 3 is the guys in the band hanging out at the bar after a gig still wanting to play some songs before the night turns into day, bringing us right back around to our first thought, completing the circle.

This is where things get really interesting. We couldn’t imagine releasing all 32 songs on one day because the scope of the project is so big and we really want to highlight every piece of work, right down to the artwork. Hey Now Records will be releasing one piece of the Soon The Daylight puzzle per week for 39 straight weeks – music and art – culminating the first week of December 2014 with the release of David Moorhead’s 8th Christmas single. Final running orders for all volumes will be released during week 37 via the release of back-cover artwork. Week 38 will feature the release of the Soon The Daylight album, a final release featuring 12 songs pulled from the 3 different setlists, paired and edited together to truly capture the essence of the entire project. This final release will come with a PDF file that tells the story behind the project and holds lyrics to all 32 songs as well as the credits and words of gratitude.

Twenty of the thirty-two songs will be free downloads. The songs on the final album will be available for purchase during their assigned week of release or streaming (on soonthedaylight.com or our Soundcloud page) as well as a final collection during week 38. All album tracks released will have tagging related to their volume placement and not the final album. The final collection will have tagging that reflects its presence on the album.

The first release date is March 11, 2014 when we release the cover art for the single, a song titled “SAM / I am” backed by an alternate mix of “Tonight (Don’t Cry)” (previously found on the For The Light That Shines Before You EP).

This is a big project for us as it helps us to celebrate 10 years of Hey Now Records and put another beautiful piece of work on our shelf that we’re proud to say we’ve been a part of.

2014 will be a special year for us and we look forward to sharing it with you.