Leah Paul - “We Will Do The Worrying” CD
Skirl Records 035 UPC 888295494007
Release date: Nov 20th 2016
"...you'd think she'd have plenty worries of her own, what with trying to achieve a deft balance of classical, jazz and art-song aesthetics in her music. But she has done it with such seeming ease that it's hard to find the seams...there's no shoehorning of styles, no self-satisfied sense of achievement merely from bringing things together. Rather it's a natural flow from an artist who seemingly has never considered there are different styles, but that music is music."
-Steve Hochman, Tuesday Reviewsday, Southern California Public Radio
"A nearly impossible to pin down flutist and composer…Paul has delivered another category-defying beauty with her latest album…a lush and dreamy take on modern chamber music."
-Chris Barton, LA Times
"Beautiful new record from the flutist, composer and occasional singer Leah Paul...chamber music that has morphed into a kind of art songs, nicely done"
-John Schaefer, New Sounds WNYC
Skirl Records is excited to announce Leah Paul's new album, We Will Do The Worrying, set for release on November 20th, 2016. This is Leah's third full length album on Skirl Records, following 2014's Trenza and 2012's Bike Lane.
We Will Do The Worrying is an extension of the rich chamber writing Leah has honed on her previous albums, this time bringing in lushly layered vocals, alluring string quartet writing and percussive elements to create vignettes of other-worldly landscapes and experiences. Leah's gift for weaving harmonically textural motifs, playful rhythmic counterpoint and sparse yet meaningful lyrics allow the ten pieces on this album to soar, sparking imaginative daydreams in the minds-eye of the listener.
We Will Do The Worrying first began as through-composed chamber works, with lyrical content evolving as each song took shape. Meditations upon dreams and childhood memories are layered and braided throughout distinctly contoured melodies, the end result is a gorgeous marriage of dreamlike lyrics, luxuriant timbres and agile orchestration elevating this music into a genre all of it's own.
Leah recorded this album using engineers and musicians from both Los Angeles where she is based and New York City, two cities that are both deeply meaningful to her. Her reputation as a sought-after flutist, improvisatory collaborator and orchestrator of film music shine inspirational light on this deeply creative and evocative work.