RIYL: Lonna Kelley, Gemma Hayes, Camera Obscura, Doris Cellar

In 2014, while beginning work on this album, Canadian musician Cayley Thomas began to have problems with her voice. Eventually this led to a surgery and a long lay-off where she wasn’t even allowed to talk, let alone sing.

Thankfully for us all she’s back and better than ever. If you like your vocals dreamy and your guitars bright, then definitely check out this gem of an album from Cayley Thomas.

It’s coming from Canada, so even though it’s an import the exchange rate is in the non-Canadians favor at the moment.

The album is also Tiny George approved!

The Details

In 2015 I managed to lose both my voice and my mind.

Let me explain - this album really began as a series of voice memos accumulating in my phone. 'Lines' came about on Highway 2 to Calgary in 2013. 'Clementine' on a rooftop in Nepal in early 2014. 'What If/I Wish' in a cockroach infested hostel in Cambodia. 'Hey You' at 2 AM in my old basement suite. 'Chirp Chirp' was commissioned for a friend's film. 'Weird Love' the result of moving into my grandparents old house pictured above.

In 2014 I began casually tracking songs with my friend Jeff Kynoch, thinking we would complete the project fairly quickly. But it was around this time I began experience real difficulty with my speaking voice. I put the record on hold and stopped booking gigs. I sought professional help and in the Fall of 2015 had surgery, followed by a full month of silence to allow for proper healing. It was pretty weird not being able to contribute to conversations, sing along to the radio or do much of anything. The whole ordeal was heart breaking and crazy making.

Thankfully by October 2015 I had made a full recovery and was able to pick up the album where I left off. We revisited the recordings, re-tracked the vocals and added a few more songs. The result is an 11 track compilation that is both cohesive and separate. Nostalgic and new. Lost and found.

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