Skylight is the 4th Elskavon full-length album, and the culmination of 3+ years of writing and sonic explorations. After releasing three albums in the span of three years, Bartels decided to take his time with the 4th, getting lost in writing and recording and spending countless hours on every song. It was a labor of love, a collection that stretched his creative talents and imagination.
Since 2014's Reveal, Bartels has had a second child with his wife Rebekah, bought a house, transitioned jobs, and written a ton of music. Many of these things and the emotional journeys along the way have inspired his music, and led to the idea of every single song on the new album being a dedication to a specific moment or memory in his life. From the song dedicated to the birth of Oliver, "Offers of Peace," to a serene moment in South Dakota witnessing multiple packs of elk calling and running at each other at dusk, each memory is special in its own way.
Written and recorded by Chris Bartels in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017.
Additional guitars by Clark Strasburg.
Additional vocals by Katylin Strasburg.
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