The Moon Rises Over Trans-Atlantic Duo – Sunflow ~ "Under the Stars"
Released on Head Space Records
(DUBLIN, Ireland) "Under the Stars" a ten-song collection of lush, sweet melodies to help get to Slumberland, is now available on CD (digipak with lovely artwork) as well as a digital download through ItsAboutMusic.com, with a street release date in Ireland of December 1, 2008.
The new duo, SUNFLOW, is the brainchild of two trans-Atlantic songwriters Nancy Falkow (USA) and Fran King (IRELAND). Upon a chance meeting at a train station in Dublin, Ireland, Falkow and King became fast friends.
A few years and ten timeless tracks later, "Under the Stars" was born. Originally intended as a lullaby album, the songs seemed to take on a life of their own. Drafted in to augment this project was producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist, Duncan Maitland, (The Honeybus/Colin Hare), who elegantly and effortlessly brought out the best in each composition.
Having both recently become parents, Falkow and King had searched in vain to find music on the market to equal such time honoured records as Harry Nilsson's classic "The Point" and Carole King’s “Really Rosie.” They then decided to put together an album of their own-- music for parents and children to enjoy together-- and Sunflow shone.
"After I heard Fran's song, 'Eve's Lullaby,' I was inspired to write something for my little girl," explained Falkow. "I would be honoured if kids that hear this, grow up and revisit it with their kids someday."
Sumptuous, warm vocal arrangements rest comfortably on beds of acoustic guitars, strings, and keys. The result is an enchantingly refreshing album that celebrates childhood innocence and parenthood. “Under the Stars” is a must for any new parent, and lovers of songs that brim with melodic harmony!
"After listening back to the final masters of this album, I became very aware of the reality that songs and records of this style are almost a lost art," discussed King. "I had Harry Nilsson in one ear, and James Taylor at my shoulder (in my head anyway) with Carole King waxing the
melodies--I hope this album inspires listeners as much as it's influences have inspired us."
Fran King, native of Dublin, is a pop/rock artist with an internationally acclaimed debut album (“Beautification”/Head Space Records/2006) already under his belt, and a follow up album "Into the Sun" due for release in 2009. He is a seasoned musician and performer and has worked with Sir George Martin, Sugababes and has played in every major venue in Ireland.
Nancy Falkow is a native of Philadelphia (via New Jersey) currently based in Dublin, with three equally melodic albums already in her discography, her last release being the well received, Clear View (2004.) She too is a seasoned vocalist who has toured America as a solo artist and had the opportunity to tour with Daniel Lanois (Shine Tour) and sing background vocals for the likes of Patti Labelle, Astrud Gilberto and many others.
"I just can't believe people are still allowed to write songs this good!.... Knowing nods to Emitt Rhodes, Harry Nilsson, Paul McCartney & Wings....This here album is so full of good vibes and beautiful melodies it's a shame you have to cobble it with a label like "children's music"…
so we won't! Under the Stars is music, folks ... dig it, and buy copies for all your family." – 10/08, Warren Truitt, Kidsmusicthatrocks.blogspot.com
NAMED #2 Best Children's Debuts 2008 - kidsmusic.about.com
View the our videos
I Wish you Love - http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=zbhQWP9AZzs
Dreamboat - http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=f-ir0qusdXU
Goodnight - http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=KLlADSyE6u0
Now Sleep - http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=FCoiwfR7w-M
Thank you for taking the time to listen and try not to fall asleep!