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by Only in the Mornings

A collection of haunting & melancholic tunes, with ethereal & delicate vocals, all within a fragile singer/songwriter setting.
Genre: Rock: Slowcore
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1. Unfeeling
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2. Willing
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3. An Invocation
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4. Song for David
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Album Notes
Dreamily weaving haunting melodies, only in the mornings builds touching and melancholic songs of an atmospheric, indie/folk manner. Following musical residences in Chicago’s live scene and Eastern Maine, only in the mornings finds himself having returned home: Columbus, Ohio: a scene where he first honed his skills. Upon his first release, Hubert, “This Reality” (UK’s most-listened to indie-music podcast) described, “That kind of breathless audio bubble, the moment of sound that surrounds and comforts and lasts for so very long, was recently created for me by an atmospheric source. Only In The Mornings eased its way in to my ears in a stealthy, breathless style that held me captive and made me want to wrap myself up in its sound.”

The essence of only in the mornings (and the new album) resides in the floating voice of Brian Ward, with its airy altitude and tenderness. The songwriting dovetails with these lofty and gossamer vocals, as it blends ethereal, fragile landscapes of acoustic and steel, reverb-drenched electrics, and the eerie colors of pianos and strings. As is his trademark, though, only in the mornings abstains from layer upon layer of epic orchestration, instead calling upon the power and frailty of an intimate musical setting. Such a sound surfaces as a touching and melodic experience to the listener.



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Richard Sizemore

Captured my soul.
I'm very disappointed that this album didn't exist when I was a boy of 12. Listening to it brought back a memory long since forgotten. Being a tortured soul I’d skip the bus and walk the mile to school. On this occasion half way there, I decided to cut class and took the railroad tracks back to the field behind my parents’ house. I found a soft spot to lie down on overgrown grass and weeds. It was a beautiful sunny day with only an occasional cloud to block the sun streaming down on my face. Not sure why listening to the album Saudade made me remember this. But I thought, how complete this day would have been listening to it as I dreamily watched those occasional clouds roll by. It would have brought such comfort to this lost kid. Thank you Brian Ward.