"A real Manchester masterpiece". 9/10
"This album has a voice both distinctive and contemplative"
"An album of soul-achingly rich acoustic landscapes".
PARENT are Rachel Kern and Jason Brown. This is their debut album-12 gorgeous songs with delicate arrangements, rich harmony, meaningful words and bespoke string arrangements throughout. While drawing influences from a vast range of styles and genres, there is real sense of cohesion throughout this beautiful, often intimate, musical landscape.
released June 17, 2016
Vocals: Rachel Kern
Guitar: Jason Brown
Violin and Viola: Sarah Brandwood-Spencer
Cello: Simon Turner
Piano on "Until Then": Sarah Brandwood-Spencer
Piano on "Trying" and "Maneater": Matt Steele
All songs written by Jason Brown and Rachel Kern except "You Are My Sunshine" written by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell.
All string arrangements by Sarah Brandwood-Spencer
All songs ©2016 Jason Brown , Rachel Kern except "You Are My Sunshine" (published by Peer Music. Covered with permission).
Recorded by Mick Routledge in Manchester, England 2015-2016
Produced by Jason Brown and Mick Routledge
Mastered by Paul O' Brien at POB Audio
Special thanks to Pete Whitfield
Cover art "Burdened Children" by Paul Klee. Used with permission c/o The Tate Gallery
PARENT logo by Studiofolk.co.uk