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Strand Of Oaks

Hard Love

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Tim Showalter’s latest release as Strand of Oaks, Hard Love, emanates an unabashed, raw, and
manic energy that embodies both the songs and the songwriter behind them. “For me, there
are always two forces at work: the side that’s constantly on the hunt for the perfect song, and
the side that’s naked in the desert screaming at the moon. It’s about finding a place where
neither side is compromised, only elevated.”
Drawing from his love of Creation Records, Trojan dub compilations, and Jane’s Addiction,
and informed by a particularly wild time at Australia’s Boogie Festival, he sought to create a
record that would merge all of these influences while evoking something new and visceral.
These influences coupled with an uninhibited and collaborative studio experience moved an
initial concept for a singularly feel-good record to something more complex and real. As
much as Showalter wants this record to seem like a party, it’s more than that. It feels
like living. “You went away…you went searching…came back tired of looking” is how
Showalter begins the title track, a sentiment that epitomizes Showalter’s own mentality in
beginning Hard Love. As the record progresses, so do the themes of dissatisfaction
and frustration with love, family, success, and aging, both in personal experience and
songwriting.

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