This EP started with 5 acoustic songs, mostly void of lyrics. I had so many scattered ideas for them and knew the only person I could trust to decipher the creative chaos was Rhys Zacher. And, boy, have we created a monster. I couldn't be more proud.
The title 'Catharsis' came from a good friend, Ben. Simply put, the lyric-writing process for the EP was a purging experience. Fingers down the throat, ridding of everything that plagued my mind at the time.
Midway through last year, I went through a lot of shit, mostly crazy head stuff. An internal war against myself. Writing about it was the best way, the only way, to empty my conscious.
I've never really been a lyricist. In Crystal Cove, I relied on Matt to take on the role of lyricist. But now, with Shirts For Matthew, I have no one else to rely on. It's either I write the words or play instrumental.
It's really fucking scary to think you'll all have a direct line to my headspace at that time. But liberating, too. There are no secrets here. This is me, cut open. Exposed. Bleeding. A shivering mess. It's ruthless honesty.
Catharsis at its best.
released 14 March 2012
This EP wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for the following people. my folks ay. my brother kieran for introducing me to good music. his wife jacqui for being an amazing sister in law. my 3 other brothers from Crystal Cove. you guys have made me the musician i am today. words cannot describe how much i love you. Rhys Zacher for being the genius he is. and Ava-Mae. The complete and utter purpose in life! you are my breath, my heart beat and my song! you are all that is my world! it is you and me little girl against the world! I will forever love you!
All songs written by Sean Degan
Produced by Rhys Zacher and Sean Degan
Mix and Mastered by Rhys Zacher at Spinlight Studio
All instruments and vocals by Sean Degan. EXCEPTE
All Drums: Rory 'Balls' Fennell
Bass on 'Soul Search' Gareth Owen
Vocals on 'With Our Hearts Still Crossed' and '...and then i got smacked up' By the angelic Caitlin Harnett and Melody Pool
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