With songs that ponder the meaning of life, love, and our fleeting existence in this beautiful world, Paper Cranes music is warm, yet melancholy.
Paper Cranes’ second album Voices is due for release on January 18th2019, and while it draws on their past sound, this new artistic whole is lighter and more hopeful than their last offering The Road Home.
Voice delves into themes of togetherness and relationships, the echoes that pull us together and send us apart. In its darkness and lightness, the album is about doubt and freedom, the changing seasons, the decisions that lead us, the lies we ’re told and the search for truth.
“People ’s words can build walls or break them down,” says band member Fraser Browne. “Voices shape everything around us. As we grow, there are competing voices throughout our life –whetherrelationally, politically, in social media or the news, people fight for our attention and to convince us of their truths. And the memories of words spoken to us can be powerful forces – negative and positive. Some voices around us are strong and can drown out the quietness and peacefulness of others, and in our journey, we constantly have to sift through the words of others that are lies, mistruths or judgements, and find voices of freedom.”
In the time since ‘The Road Home’ was released, Paper Cranes have played throughout New Zealand on a few tours, including with Auckland band Fables, who will join them on this tour (except on the South Island dates and Festival One).