Cord [Single]

by Beerjacket

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'Cord' is the first track to be taken from Beerjacket's most ambitious project to date – album and corresponding book 'Silver Cords'.

Accompanying the 12 songs on the album are a collection of 12 short
stories; intertwined with the music, intended for consumption alongside it. Of the project Kelly says, “At some point in the writing of 'Silver Cords', I decided the record would live in a book and that each song would be accompanied by a short story inspired by its lyrics.”

The tenderness of the music ebbs and flows, conveyed perfectly with lead single 'Cord'. Refreshing in its simplistic truth, the track is an elucidation of why Beerjacket has become the cult figure, despite his modesty, within Scottish music that he is. The accompanying short story, 'Shoots of Life', focuses on that one connection in your life that holds everything together. The cord that connects everything.

“I’ve always believed that as people, the threads that tie us together don't just connect us to each other, they connect us to ourselves and define the ‘selves’ that we claim as ours. The decisions we make are seldom made alone and we are seldom alone, even on our own.” – Excerpt from 'Shoots of Life'.

The combination of sound and print is something unique to 'Silver Cords'. Having released five albums in the traditional manner Kelly was keen to release something truly special. To make something physical that won't be cast adrift on a shelf in favour of its digital imprint. This pairing creates an ethereal tone which binds the
stories with a dreamlike, magic realism quality, and certain recurring themes of isolation, now-ness, interconnectedness, loss, and fear.

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released September 7, 2018
All music and words by Peter Kelly

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