Dedicated to Vanessa
The friend who knows and can translate the song in your heart is a rare and precious gift
To Vanessa: There are no words for what an extraordinary gift this recording has been. Thank you for giving voice to these musical hauntings, calling each exile home to finally integrate, transform, and belong.
To Karina, Melaine, Naia & Lucian: You are each precious to me. Thank you for singing my songs back to me over and over; a living reminder of resilience, hope, and love.
To Dave: You are my champion. Thank you for keeping me safe even as you encourage my growth. I am so grateful to be sharing this complex, beautiful life with you.
To all of you who have held me over these long years, thank-you. I am so very grateful.
Produced by Vanessa Cardui. Mixed & mastered by Richard Harrow
Sora: Vocals, Backup vocals, Chime, Harp, Keyboard, Violin
Vanessa Cardui: Backup vocals, Banjo, Glockenspiel, Lute, Percussion (Chime, Ocean drum, Rattle, Sandpaper blocks, Shakers, Udu, Woodblock), Recorder, Tenor Recorder
Dorothy Bishop: Cello
Aaron Young: Electric Guitar
Brent Van Dusen: Drum Kit
Graphic design by Elizabeth Jones Designs
Album photography by Francis A. Willey
Hair & makeup by Stela Lucina
Fashion Styling by Adrea Tremblay