She’s the consummate storyteller, a singer-songwriter who is equal parts observer and autobiographer. Sara Groves has been sharing her heart and baring her soul through her music for 15 years. Invisible Empires released in October, 2011. In it, Groves explores why society feels so fast-paced, is so social-media-obsessed and so “frenetic,” as she describes it.
In celebration of Sara’s newest release, Floodplain, she is offering the entire Invisible Empires album for free on NoiseTrade. The 11 songs from Invisible Empires are complemented by two new bonus songs. The first is her radio single "I've Been Here Before" and the second is a remix by Don Chaffer of the title track "Floodplain".
"Whether you are just tuning in, or you have been listening for a while, I am so grateful for your patronage, in the truest sense. Thanks for listening" - Sara Groves
"Pen Pals - Gold" is an acoustic collaboration between singer/songwriters Heath McNease and Jetty Rae. Intense, soul bearing lyrics mixed with beautiful harmonies abound from start to finish.
"Gold" is a simple story about the rise and fall of summer love. From its bright, airy opening number, "Camp" to its final moment of acceptance in "July"...the project chronicles the slow acceptance that some beautiful things weren't meant to last. Its not always in the written word. Sometimes just the atmosphere of the song itself creates the backdrop for those feelings to make themselves real.
If you're a fan of The Swell Season, The Civil Wars, The Weepies, The Avett Brothers, or Simon and Garfunkel...then you will fall in love with "Pen Pals."