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Album Of The Month: John Adorney – Invisible Songbird

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The New Age Music Guide Album of the month for May 2021 is John Adorney’s “Invisible Songbird”. It became an instant fan favorite when it was released back in 2018 – and it is an album worth coming back to, again and again. “Invisible Songbird” is a pillar in recent New Age music history.  

Artists are often asked; where does your creativity come from? I guess it might feel like an invisible songbird, a well of tones and creative ideas you cannot stop – even when you are trying to sleep.

This beautiful and enigmatic poem is included in the “Invisible Songbird” cover:

Invisible songbird, why do you sing?
No one is listening – the world is asleep.
In the heart of this deep, dark night,
your song echoes against the hidden trees
toward an audience of stars.

Invisible songbird, why do you sing?
There’s nothing in your song that
suggests you are lonely –
you sing so boldly!

Invisible songbird, I’ll soon be asleep,
so I wonder:
Does your song never end?

Drink the Water and Feed the Fire
“Drink the Water and Feed the Fire” is the album opener. It is an upbeat and positive song, with John’s trademark melodic elements and atmosphere. Daya’s vocal work is, as always, amazing. Old fans will feel right at home.

“Love Most Bright” is a jewel of a song, featuring a rendition of Bach’s “Jesu, joy of Man’s Desiring”. The arrangement, including cello, is spotless and filled with creative twists and turns. It is a very rewarding listen. Next track is “A Single Sort of Love”. It is a gentle flute and viola melody, showing just how versatile an artist John Adorney is.

True Feel-good music
One of the things I like the best about John’s music is his playfulness. It is never too serious. You can trust him to deliver songs that not only make you feel good – but also smile. “Joyful” is such a song. If you need to smile (who doesn’t?), put it on and you’ll see what I mean.

Then the album shifts gear. “The Vow” is a song with nice Eastern flavors and mystique. Here John is easily on par with Al Conti or Ricky Key. There are many layers of sound to appreciate. Then we are back in the States again with the Bluegrass inspired; “Welcome Home”. Fans of “Towards a Gentle Place” will for sure enjoy the next piece, “A Touch of Kindness”.

The next part of the album has a chilled vibe, with a touch of world music. “Windtrails On The Water”, “One Voice” and “Shadows and Light” show that John can take any type of music and redefine it into his artistic expression.

In conclusion: “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song,” a Chinese proverb says. That seems to be the truth about John Adorney’s “Invisible Songbird” too. It is an album you fall in love with not because it has all the answers – but because it contains breathtakingly beautiful music.

For more information and music samples, visit johnadorney.com