While original in style, there is a familiarity about Lande’s voice that takes you back in time to some of your favorite female vocalists. The title track, “Stealing Flowers” tells the story of a young girl who sees only the beauty in life, symbolizing the innocence of childhood. “Breathe” combines sultry vocals with slide cello harmonics for a unique sound that will lead your mind through a musical journey. “Fossils” message is to live today and features psychedelic duetting guitar lines. “Your Eyes,” where grunge meets The Beatles, is about conflict and resolution. “Syncopated Life Blues” has a sixties rock feel built to get you on your feet. In all, the collection of songs center around fun beats, dreamy vocals, and eclectic musical styles meant to expand the listener’s mind while keeping them guessing.
Lande brings in some of Central Oregon’s finest musicians to SquirrelsNest Studio, where she records and engineers her own songs. Set high up in the trees, windows offer soothing views, inviting creativity, and cedar ceilings bring warm tones. Strong baselines and psychedelic leads are the end product, a commonality throughout the songs. Final mixing at Soundsmith ties it all together. Special thanks to (musicians) Rich Hurdle, Noah Walden, Jeff Ingraham, Dale Largent, Katherine Hilst, Julie Southwell, Aaron Andre-Miller (live performances) Gregg Morris, Travis Ehrenstrom; (photography/videography) Gary Calicott, Luke Menasco, Carlos Perez; (engineering) Clay Smith, Dale Largent; (website) ModX and Laurel Brauns; (loved ones) the many supportive family and friends.