The timeless coming of age story revolves around finishing high school, graduating college, taking our first job, or growing distant from someone who meant a great deal at some point. But what happens after these critical moments? This is what Palamara meditated on when making A Voice in the Wilderness.
Within these lingering uncertainties there’s a swelling of peace, contentedness, and confidence in A Voice in the Wilderness. The things that mortify and unnerve during youth can become less daunting as we age, and there’s an incredible freedom in that realization. In the last lines of the record, Palamara borrows a quote from the philosopher Seneca (“Life is long if you know how to use it”) and concludes, “if that’s not enough, then I’ll start anew.” Ultimately, the crux of A Voice in the Wilderness is confronting what happens next.