Arrows and Sound
For fans of:
Radiohead, One Republic, Sigur Ros, Doves, Ratatat
Arrows and Sound
Arrows and Sound (Instrumental Versions)
“I’ve always been fascinated by the ability of sound to generate emotion and reveal what our hearts are longing to say. Arrows and Sound starts with a noise. A chord on the piano, the palm of a hand against the pavement of a garage floor in rhythmic motion, the strike of a mallet against a bell. And from that sound, a melody is born, and soon a specific emotion emerges. Like arrows targeted at the heart, the music i love and the music i want to make is centered around the ability of melodies and soundscapes to make us feel, to be inspired, to articulate the subtle groans of our hearts without saying a word. I’ve been so blessed to chase these ideas in the controlled environment of the studio. Arrows and Sound is my attempt to make music that moves me and hopefully others, to connect with hearts in a way that only sound can.“ -Philip Zach There was a time when Philip Zach thought he’d never sing again. He had spent a decade creating music with his brothers in a band called Remedy Drive. He’d toured the world, won tens of thousands of fans, seen his dream come true and, in the process, built up thick lines of dull, white scars along his vocal chords. Surgery was imperative. Full recovery was doubtful. His future, uncertain. The doctors told him that his only chance of ever singing again was to spend the 2 months following the surgery in total silence. No singing. No talking. No communication at all. It wasn’t a guarantee but, with absolute silence and a small miracle, he had a shot. For Philip, it was a shot worth taking. He resigned himself to total silence. He shut up entirely. He didn’t talk to his family. He didn’t catch up with his friends. He didn’t answer the phone, order at restaurants, or respond to friendly “hello’s” on the street. He became an observer, a tagalong. He followed conversations instead of joining them. He listened to people and watched how they reacted to the things around them. He learned that being quiet was almost like being invisible. It gave him a chance to look at people, relationships, and the world in a new way. And as he did, he started learning how to speak without saying anything. The journey he took as his voice healed is represented clearly in the songs on this debut, self-titled album. The grief and longing and triumph and joy and loss are at the core of Arrows and Sound.