Dawn and Hawkes stored their possessions and lived on the road, drawing inspiration from American deserts and mountains, to the South Australian coast while navigating a shared journey through mortality, grief and compassion for differing perspectives. Upon returning to Austin, they set upon building a new home and self-producing their second full-length album, The Other Side, released in July 2018.
In a time when the world seems more divided than ever, this album explores themes of empathy, hope, and finding our common humanity. "While on our own adventures of ups and downs we found ourselves exploring themes of empathizing with the other side," recounts Miranda Dawn. "We hope that you will hear this album and share it with someone you love, because these are anthems of compassion for everyone who's ever felt on 'The Other Side.'"
Miranda Dawn - vocals, acoustic guitar Chris Hawkes - vocals, acoustic, baritone, electric and bass guitars, piano, Wurlitzer, percussion, production, engineering, mixing Zeke Benenate - upright bass, additional engineering Clint Simmons - drums Trevor Nealon - Hammond, Mellotron Chico Oropeza - mandolin
Artwork by Ellie Hammack © 2018 Dawn and Hawkes