Paper Cranes’ second album Voices is out today, and while it draws on their past sound, this new artistic whole is lighter and more hopeful than their last offering The Road Home.
Voices 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. When we’re born we hear the voice of our maker – a voice of warmth and love. As we grow, there are competing voices throughout our life – whether relationally, 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.”
Paper Cranes embark on a New Zealand tour to support the album. Tickets are available from Undertheradar (and Just The Ticket for Wellington). Auckland band Fables will play support (except Festival One and the South Island dates).
Paper Cranes Voices Tour
Jan 18 - Auckland - The Wine Cellar
Jan 19 - Tauranga - Folk
Jan 25 - Hamilton - Festival One
Jan 26 - Hamilton - Festival One
Feb 1 - Dunedin - Dog With Two Tails
Feb 2 - Christchurch - Lyttelton Records
Feb 7 - Wellington – Meow
Feb 8 - Palmerston North – Globe Theatre
Feb - 9 Whanganui - Lucky Bar
Feb - 10 Hastings – The Common Room