Talking about happiness: THE WIND + THE WAVE Friday, 25 November 2016 15:36 by madseason
The Wind + The Wave - Grand Canyon

It's time to cover this very special act, The Wind + The Wave, featuring ex-Soldier Thread singer Patricia Lynn and her music partner, Dwight Baker: Dwight worked both in front of the microphone as well as in the recording studio for Alpha Rev, Brandi Carlile, Blue October and Bob Schneider. In addition, Baker has also written music for Kelly Clarkson, and is the owner/operator of Matchbox Studios in Austin.

The duo released last October 28 their sophomore album, Happiness Is Not A Place, their first full-length on Island Records and followup to 2014's critically acclaimed LP From The Wreckage (RCA Records).
The new album from this indie folk rock/alternative country with southern vibes duo is "rawer and rougher" than its predecessor, explains Baker, and it "sounds reckless with a rock and roll spirit and attitude."

The album was produced by Butch Walker (Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Pink, Weezer to name a few), and the result is the sound of a band that has stretched itself and grown. The duo sonic palette is nervier, thanks to the album being recorded live by Butch. Lynn manages to dig even deeper with her lyrics, exploring her feelings about marriage, commitment, and family, while acknowledging her own frantic mind. "Happiness is a journey, not a destination" says Patty about the main theme of the album. "You're constantly making an effort to be a better person and that's what makes you happy or content with your life."

Watch the video for the leading single off the new album, Grand Canyon, clicking on the image, and stream the whole affair on Spotify or on YouTube.