"Sojourn Through the Night" is a letter of encouragement from a friend who feels your pain.
We're all on a journey.
Producer, Matt Patrick, turned Ry Edwards thoughtful lyrics and unique songs into a powerhouse concept album.
All songs were brought to Matt at The Library recording studio in Minneapolis via Ry's voice and an acoustic guitar.
Then between 9am and 4pm Matt by using his ingenious aptitude with guitars, bass, keyboards, and percussion, created a sonic masterpiece!
Check out the behind-the-scene video for song "Dominoes"
Sojourn through the Night is on a loop during my early morning summer walks. When I go to bed feeling skeptical, like I’ve lived someone else’s simulation, in a world I don’t quite recognize...
this feels real.
What other than music can do that? Ground you in truth while also lifting you out of the muck? That is this album. There is enough of a lament here to sate a wannabe goth girl like myself. Yet these deep dives into the shadows of the soul make me further appreciate the promise of the upbeat tunes.
Because, why not? If this life is an illusion, I want it to look like a musical. And the part of me that is the foil to my inner goth is dancing, clapping, and singing along with Ry.
But more than anything, these songs give me what I really crave: an authentic voice and the hope that "I am not alone”—that there is grace and glory in the midst of this madness. So that, when I turn off the music, I release a contented sigh and know “I made it through the night.”