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1. Bond and Free, 4:41

2. Remember, 4:18

3. I've Seen, 6:06

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released November 1, 2015

Kathryn Samman - Voice, compositions
Jérôme Beaulieu - Piano
Olivier Babaz - Doublebass
Mark Nelson - Drums
Em Pompa - Backvocals
François Jalbert - Acoustic and electric guitar
Olivier Hébert - Trombone, string/brass arrangements
Jacques Kuba-Séguin - Trumpet
Jo-Annie Dubois - Flûte
Marie Neige Lavigne - Violin
Elyzabeth Burrowes - Cello

Mix: Tonio Morin-Vargas
Mastering: Ryan Morey Audio Mastering
Recorded by Kevin Fallis and Tonio Morin-Vargas

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Kathryn Samman Montreal, Québec

Whether you've seen her on stage in different jazz venues of the city, as the lead singer and principal character Cirque du Soleil’s Quidam, performing with her vocal trio The Brunettes or singing backvocals for Gregory Charles, vocalist Kathryn Samman is no newcomer to Montreal's music scene. In the fall of 2015, Kathryn released her self-titled debut EP. ... more

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Track Name: Bond and Free
Bond and Free

Love has earth to which she clings
With hills and circling arms about—
Wall within wall to shut fear out.
But Thought has need of no such things,
For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings.

On snow and sand and turf, I see
Where Love has left a printed trace
With straining in the world’s embrace.
And such is Love and glad to be.
But Thought has shaken his ankles free.

(Thought cleaves the interstellar gloom
And sits in Sirius’ disc all night,
Till day makes him retrace his flight,
With smell of burning on every plume,
Back past the sun to an earthly room.)

His gains in heaven are what they are.
Yet some say Love by being thrall
And simply staying possesses all
In several beauty that Thought fares far
To find fused in another star.
Track Name: Remember
Remember

Give away your happiness
And you’ll receive much more
Forget all the games they play
And lead your own war

How can you see the beauty
With all that noise in your head
Close your eyes, take a breath
Forget all that’s been said

And when you think you’re done giving it your all
Remember these words: “Life is love, love is all”
And when a path unclear wakens up your fear
Remember these words: “Life is love, love is all”

Keep your dreams awake
Nourish them each day
Love every moment
Lead your own way

Believe in others
Even when they deceive
Believe in the change
You want to see

And when you think you’re done giving it your all
Remember these words: “Life is love, love is all”
And when a path unclear wakens up your fear
Remember these words: “Life is love, love is all”
Track Name: I've Seen
I’ve Seen

I’ve seen
 the world stop for a minute
Endless nights turn to day

I’ve seen hearts less fortunate
Life come and love go away

I’ve seen
 people, so wicked
The oppressed become immuned
I’ve seen minds, crooked minds
And death when it comes to soon

I’ve seen the truth light up your eyes
And hope live in our hearts
I can see us, allies
I can see us endure it all

I’ve seen us loose ourselves at times
Wondering where to begin the search
Been a prisoner of my mind
Put my heart through so much hurt

I’ve seen
 the truth light up your eyes
And hope live in our hearts
I can see us, allies
I can see us endure it all