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by October Ember

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Within the undulating cadence of being human, we falter. We tire. We want simplicity, yet struggle for it as complex creatures. We succeed. We fail. We practice again.

We compare ourselves. We demote ourselves in our own eyes, and lose pieces of who we are along the way. Hold on to the truth that you matter, and have inherent value as an entity that exists.

"Fail" was recorded in our home studio in Columbus, OH.


Come fail with me
Try your best
But keep losing all the same
We can add our love as kindling
But we will always lose the flame
This world is made of rules
We can’t learn and always change
But we can walk away
Let’s end the game

It is heavy, this cursed stone
Our steep climb, so rife with snares
And this ember that we’ve tended
Perhaps it wasn’t really there
Just a play of light and shadow
That convinced us to lay bare
This heap of crumbled souls
On likened stairs

But the sun is not their purview
And the moon’s not in their reach
They’ve put their payment down on stars
But their contract is in breach
And the lessons that we’ve learned
Were never theirs to teach
Let our failures dwarf the sands
Upon this beach

So fail with me, my one
Let’s walk away from pain
Or carry it with us gently
And just sing for us again
We can add our love as kindling
Though the fire’s not the same
There’s still a little light
Left in this flame


released September 9, 2022
Jennifer Dutiel - vox
Kevin Holland - guitar, flute, engineering


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October Ember Columbus, Ohio

October Ember explores the light and dark. Sometimes playful, sometimes poignant, their music is a cross- pollination of dreamy indie lounge, Euro-cafe, and folk-rock.

jennifer dutiel – vox, melodica, synth, ukulele, percussion, glockenspiel

kevin holland – guitar, synth, ukulele, percussion, flute, kalimba, engineering

troy kunkler - percussion, vibraphone
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