New single “Greyheart” is out NOW!

About the song:

This song began in the Porcupine Mountains of Michigan when I stopped to rest under a big old maple tree. Next to me below the thick leaf cover was a small black solitary mushroom in the shape of a heart. It was a “blackheart.” Kim commented about how it reminded her of me, perhaps because of my fondness for rock n roll, to which I simply replied that I was actually a “greyheart.” As we continued our travels I noticed other wild marvels including the wondrous sight of a great bison running through the grass and playing, alone, far away from others, in Wyoming. I thought a lot about this while hiking and exalting in being by myself, miles away from other people. Finally, it all came together on paper after returning home, after someone criticized me for my habit of frequently wearing the color black. This song is about being a true individual, balanced, authentic, and free. It’s about being an outlier, not the status quo. It is a self-portrait painted in song form.  ~Sue Cag

“Greyheart” is now available for streaming and download on all major platforms! You can find it on Spotify, Bandcamp, Amazon, and Apple Music.

 

Greyheart (lyrics)
Published by © 2019 Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

Growing up from the ground, below pieces of tree
Partially covered up, and very hard to see
Such a small thing, hidden in the dirt
Impossible to kill, but easy to hurt

A deep black coat over a white heart
With roots tapped in to all things

A streak of darkness and a beam of light
Alone in sadness, alone in joy
Not one to lead, never to follow
Not a heart of gold or one that’s hollow
Not better, not worse
An outlier, a greyheart

Running fast through tall grass in the sun
Rolling in earth and only having fun
Not needing to be part of the pack
Never keeping to a single track

A dark coat over a light heart
With no one else for miles

A streak of darkness and a beam of light
Alone in sadness, alone in joy
Not one to lead, never to follow
Not a heart of gold or one that’s hollow
Not better, not worse
An outlier, a greyheart

Folkstar’s new single “Orphan” has just been released! 

About the song:

This song came about after Sue shared a profound conversation with our friend Nyla and began to reflect on her own experiences. Sue found the words to be difficult yet cathartic to write. When Kim read the lyrics, she immediately came up with a melodic structure and from there we filled in instrumentation like layers of paint. We are so proud of what this song has become. It’s got a bluesy rock beat with extra guitar at the end. Plug in your speakers and pump up the groove!

“Orphan” will be available on all platforms in a few days!

Orphan (lyrics)
Published by © 2018 Karmic Fury Records (ASCAP)

My feet fall heavily on this earth
One step after another is more difficult
I stand alone like an island
With all their good, with all their bad

Coursing through my veins
And clouding up my mind
So different, so much the same
Their spirits fill the air around me, surround me

All my regrets, all my darkness
All my joy, all my kindness
It has all come to the surface
It has all come to the surface

The veil between our worlds is thin
Haunting inside and outside of me
Walking together, I’m now walking alone
I’m walking alone

An island surrounded by a sea of memory
Thick and dark and as deep as fear
I must swim through and not drown
To walk again on solid ground

No matter how complicated it was
No matter how close or far away
I’m alone in this world
I’m an orphan

All my regrets, all my darkness
All my joy, all my kindness

It has all come to the surface
It has all come to the surface

The veil between our worlds is thin
Haunting inside and outside of me
Walking together, I’m now walking alone
I’m walking alone