"My songs tell me what’s going on with me, like my unconscious trying to get my attention," explains Carey, who had plenty to unravel in her life leading up to the recording of her sophomore full length, 'Dig.' "My marriage broke up while I was writing this album and the songs started to speak to me about my relationship and what I was hoping for and holding onto. What I wasn’t letting myself acknowledge."
Although Carey has called Richmond, VA home for a number of years, her music has an inescapable imprint of her Wisconsin upbringing. And it's back in Eau Claire, WI that she set about recording the album, enlisting her brother S. Carey to produce and Brian Joseph (Sufjan Stevens, Local Natives, Bon Iver) to engineer. The session became the perfect setting to capture such a personal collection of songs. "It’s hard to explain how intimate the recording process was, but it felt very insular and almost delicate."
The eleven songs that came to form 'Dig' provide a stolen glance at a snapshot of Shannon Carey's life, yet invite listeners into the story to explore for themselves. It also marks the closing of one chapter and the beginning of the next.