“How do I make the days go by / With a fever dream but a mellow mind?” It’s a simple question with a complicated answer that’s at the root of most of the songs on Eliza Edens’ debut record ‘Time Away From Time,’ out April 17.
For the Massachusetts-raised, alt-folk artist who more recently calls Philadelphia home, the answer is to create her music in a world distinctly separate from the constraints and speed of modern living. Inspired by ideas of geologic time, the challenges of early adulthood, and the grandeur of nature, Edens brings her vision to life with adventurous fingerpicking, heart-tugging melodies, and songs that welcome listeners to inhabit them as they wish. Frequently touring the Northeast, she’s shared stages with the legendary Sarah Lee Guthrie and rabble-rouser, one-man-band The Suitcase Junket. Recorded with support from Club Passim’s renowned Iguana Fund, ‘Time Away From Time’ carves out fresh sonic territory in the realm of traditional songwriting and marks a moment of growth in the life of a budding songwriter.