Magnolia

Charlotte Mclean

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Magnolia is a glimpse of the human condition. A glance at all of the characteristics and key events that compose the essentials of human existence. It explores what it is to connect with other humans and navigate personal growth, the spectrum of mental illness, relationships, unconditional love, grief, loss, unity and finally the acceptance of life and death.

Lyrically, the songs delve into the duality of man. The cycle of life and death, love and loss, stability and change, growth and stagnancy, unity and separation, family and isolation, convivence and conflict, parents and children.

Magnolia is Pop meets Jazz. The relationship between harmony and melody mimics the themes. There are repeated riffs and pedals, often with fast moving harmony and improvised sections and vice versa. There is a tension between conflicting elements, whether it be a simple melody contrasting with complex form or complicated harmony contrasting with simple Pop grooves. Often there is stability in the Pop drum grooves while there is tension harmony. There is an improvisational element throughout and form is Jazz/Pop hybrid.

Raw. Honest. Visceral.

Expected release: June 4, 2020

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Find Comfort in What Ends

Charlotte Mclean

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Find Comfort in What Ends explores the cycle of life and death as well as the continuous cycle between parent and child. It is about growth and what it means to be human.

from Magnolia, releases June 4, 2020 Written, arranged and produced by Charlotte Mclean

Charlotte Mclean - Vocals / Electric Piano / Backing Vocals Mark Sholtez - Backing Vocals Bruce Woodward - Guitars Luke McIntosh - Bass Aaron Jansz - Drums

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A captivating live performer, Charlotte Mclean's rapport with both the band and her audience is exceptional. Whether singing her own well-crafted compositions or interpreting the works of greats such as Ellington and Porter, Charlotte pilots every song into her own musical universe with style and finesse.”

— Al Hensley Presenter, Jazz Plus, Noosa FM; Contributor, Rhythms Magazine.

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