"The EP takes its title from a chapter in Homer's The Odyssey when Odysseus comes to an island where he discovers lotus eaters and so that is the inspiration for the track and the name of the EP. It's about avoiding temptation, exploring aspects of addictions and apathy. It's accompanied by an exhibition of artworks created by my friend Hershel and I am also going to be accompanied by The Silo String Quartet who are a wonderfully talented group and am very excited to be joined by them and to be exploring the music through the artwork as well."
"The songs themselves come out of my personal challenges that I had faced and a lot of them are about those experiences. When it came time to making the actual album though, it felt quite cathartic. It was a release and it wasn't really challenging, it felt like all that hard work had been done. In terms of putting it on the stage though, I think that the greatest challenge was scheduling two of my most ambitious projects within two weeks of each other."
The artist is currently planning a 2015 tour.
The Lotus Eaters
Abbotsford Convent: Industrial School
Full Price: $25.00