Love & Summer

by Kevin Andrew Prchal

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At first blush, Love & Summer, the third full-length album from Chicago-based singer/songwriter, Kevin Andrew Prchal, is a rollicking celebration of its two titular themes. Radiating romance and whimsy, the album revels in the never-ending present of love; its songs ecstatic and tender, playful and impassioned. Early on, Love & Summer stakes out its territory—a green and blossoming world which Prchal explores with breathless wonder and delight. Musically and lyrically, its mood is pastoral: fiddles and pedal steel mingle with the recurring voices of cicadas, and Prchal draws on a register of natural images to populate its landscape. Yet even while Love & Summer presents an homage to this idealized world, the album is also—perhaps more so—a paean to an evanescent present, where, as Prchal sings, “time will fade like sugar on our tongue.” In this sense, the insistent optimism of Love & Summer is motivated less by the dizzy raptures of love than by a hard-won awareness of the fleetingness of things and a determination to remain focused on the here-and-now of real human connection.

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released June 30, 2017

Love & Summer performed by:

Kevin Andrew Prchal - Vocals, Guitar
Aly Prchal - Backing vocals
Zach Goforth - Bass, Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chris Tiritilli - Lead Guitar
Nate Erickson - Piano, Organ, Banjo
Dan Knighten - Drums, Percussion
Ben Bell Bern - Trumpet
Katherine Andrick - Violin (Tracks 1, 6, 9)
Brian Wilke - Pedal Steel
Ryan Suzuka - Harmonica
Adam Krier - Organ, Percussion
John Morton - Violin (Track 13)

Produced by Adam Krier
Engineered by Jonathan Alvin at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, IL
Track 9 recorded by Rollin Weary at IV Lab Studios in Chicago, IL
Assistant engineered by Alex Katsaropolous
Mixed by Jonathan Alvin
Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Engineering
String arrangements on track 13 by Adam Krier

Photography by Dolly Avenue
Album design by Taylor Bastone

All songs written by Kevin Andrew Prchal
All songs arranged by Kevin Andrew Prchal and Adam Krier

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Track Name: Illinois
In the country, sky above me,
wide awake and swinging from the stars.

Got a good wife, sweeter than life,
sleeping off the crowds and boulevards.

Illinois where I learned to dream,
Running home with a bloody knee,
Ever holy the mud and pine ,
Illinois guide me home tonight.

Ain't a highway, or an airplane,
build to know my heart or know my name.

Forever I'm hers, together we're tied,
To the ones we love and the land we prize.

Illinois where I spent my days,
Hiding out in a four track tape,
Ever holy the buzz and rhyme,
Illinois guide me home tonight.

Sprit of the morning rise,
All your colors untied
Give me to another beat, another day alive.

Singers of the evening sing,
Tune your feathers and strings,
Give me to another night, another chance to feel alive.

Illinois where I saw her face,
Like a fire on an empty stage.
Ever holy the ring and aisle,
Illinois guide me home tonight.
Track Name: Back to the Earth
In the brightest of daydreams, I'm tied to your side;
Drifting through riverbends, painting the sky.

Ain't a world beyond ours, dear, that's built for our love,
No pillars or silver clouds would be good enough.

But the seasons are changing and our love is aging,
So lay me down easy and low.

Give me back to the earth,
to the mud and the dirt,
where the weeds and the flowers grow wild.

Let the sun and the rain,
fall upon where I lay,
and the life that I lived will give on.

Well we raised our Louise among the chickens and weeds,
She grew up like a dandelion and left with the breeze.

And all the nights in the city like kids on a swing,
With the angels in alleyways, dealing their wings.

But the seasons are changing and our love is aging,
So lay me down easy and low.

Give me back to the earth,
to the mud and the dirt,
where the weeds and the flowers grow wild.

Let the sun and the rain,
fall upon where I lay,
and the life that I lived will give on.

Sing a little louder,
Raise up your hands,
Grin a little wider,
Knowing I was your man
Leave me where the sun sets like a flower unfolds,
and lay me down easy and low.

Give me back to the earth,
to the mud and the dirt,
where the weeds and the flowers grow wild.

Let the sun and the rain,
fall upon where I lay,
and the life that I lived will give on.