Distilled down to it's most basic form, Liquid State's debut album is the language of longing. Intense, emotive, and lyrical, the rhythms and melodies of Late Bloom paint a dark, haunting, and undeniably beautiful musical landscape. "It feels like there's fog, there's waves, there's a rough ocean in there," says musician Mark Fassett. "I would say our music has a definite west coast, even a specifically northern California feeling to it." Fassett and fellow musician Jennifer Wilde take turns behind the microphone on Late Bloom to weave a story of love lost. It's a very personal album for both artists, and yet the language of loss is so universal, anyone who's ever suffered a broken heart can relate. "It's a cathartic album," says Wilde. "It came from a place of knowing you have to tear things down before you can build them up again." Wilde's lyrics on "Unraveling" speak to the heart of that place: "it's coming undone falling apart, unraveling i\'m frozen in place can't move at all, unraveling..." But the destruction, the unraveling, makes way for something new and lovely to bloom, and glimpses appear in songs like the lighter "Summer's End", with music Mark wrote while on a camping trip with his daughter. Listeners take an emotional journey with Late Bloom, and that's exactly what Wilde and Fassett intended. "We want you to feel something when you listen to our music," Wilde says, "to feel not just that you heard something that you can relate too, but like you yourself have been heard, too."
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