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ing, in 2014, and her 2015 collaboration with Seth Avett, Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith, Sorry Is Gone became the soundtrack to a highly personal and traumatic story. The Ohio-born Mayfield was quietly enduring years of domestic abuse, smiling and touring while she hid a brewing tempest and the bruises, too. But lyrics dont lie even as bruises fade, and they started to tell the tale of her marriage before she was even able to; songs often dark and dangerous and ready to confront and claim her life. Written primarily on an acoustic baritone guitar out of necessity at first, in her thin-walled apartment Mayfield started to process the years of hurt and uncertainty through words and melodies that helped her see the light in the darkness.Though much of Make My Head Sing was written music-first, Sorry Is Gone began with those lyrics, and, so often, a path forward unfolded itself as the songs formed. The cold hard truth is you love me too much, she sings on Meadow, a moody, echoey moment about finally realizing someones true colors. The cold hard truth is you couldnt love me enough. Its a brutal line from someone who refuses to be victimized. Evoking the pathos of nineties grunge, the folk confessions of her idol, Smith, and the cool blas of bands like Luscious Jackson, the tracks that comprise Sorry Is Gone arent devised to make anyone comfortable but herself but they are there to help share an emotional journal and a certain kind of healing that can only come through music.I have to sing about things and write about things that have happened to me as therapy, says Mayfield, who shaped so many of these songs in the isolation of the small apartment she shared with her husband while their marriage fell apart in her hands in many ways, those songs pointed to the way out before she could get there herself. Thats what connects me to other music I listen to. I want music to make me feel things. This is my inner dialogue, and my chance to get the last w
  • Start:February 09, 2018
  • End:February 09, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:Larimer Lounge, 2721 Larimer Street, Denver, Colorado, United States, 80205
  • Phone:N/A
  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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