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    Keep Making That Joyful Noise
Produced by Patrick Damphier (The Mynabirds, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Mikaela Davis), A Voice in the Wilderness was recorded at Club Roar in Nashville in 2016.
After releasing his previous record, Swing and Float (2011), Palamara took some time away from music. The songs that became A Voice in the Wilderness were written over a span of four years as his bourgeoning career in art museums took him to Dallas, Texas, North Adams, Massachusetts, and, eventually, Cincinnati, Ohio.
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.


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