Mother Mourned

Mother Mourned album cover by Piperlain

LIFE AS A YOUNG CARER EXPRESSED IN A RAW, POWERFUL AND PASSIONATE FOLK ROCK CONCEPT ALBUM BY ARTIST PIPERLAIN

“Mother Mourned…a devastating, tragically beautiful concept album…full of confessional lyrics and understated, quietly devastating instrumentation” Joseph Earp – The Brag

Listen to the album in full on Spotify on http://spoti.fi/2tLNDzf or Bandcamp https://piperlain.bandcamp.com/.

Songs

Noone But Me

“This song is about the confusion of growing up knowing that something was wrong but being unaware of what was happening. I was never told that my mother had a mental illness, only that she was different from other mothers, something my father would tell me. The song is about expressing those feelings of confusion and chaos and coming to terms with the impact of an unpredictable situation and sometimes violent surroundings as a little girl, into teenage years and adulthood. It taps into the feelings of disconnectedness from family, myself and the world in the absence of balanced role models with instead inconsistent, often neglectful parenting” – Rebecca, Piperlain

Producers – Ben & Rebecca Voorn-Knight
Co-Producer – Josh Telford
Executive Producer – Paul I
Engineers – Peter Holz & Ben Knight
Vocals – Rebecca Voorn-Knight
Guitars – Ben Knight & Jack Tuckerman
Keyboard/Synth – Ben Knight
Drums – Ben Knight
Percussion – Ben Knight
SFX – Various, including Ben Knight
Recorded and Mixed at The Grove Studios & Audiofunk
Mastered at Studios 301 by Steve Smart
Released 2017 by Audiofunk

Embrace

“Embrace is about holding onto innocence and embracing the inner child through change and turmoil. It’s about wanting to go back in time and visit yourself as a child, embrace them and tell them to be true to themselves. I wrote the lyrics thinking about Ben’s story and wanting to reach out to him as a child and guide him through the hard times – to let him know that it’s never too late to live your dream. The song is about how innocence fades and how the future can’t be predicted but to hold on to what you have now – don’t lose your beautiful self – despite the traumatic things that might happen in your life – your inner child is still there. The song builds from the initial acoustic guitar, adding depth and emotion along the way with the addition of keyboards, guitar and vocal harmonies” – Rebecca, Piperlain

Producers – Ben & Rebecca Voorn-Knight
Co-Producer – Josh Telford
Executive Producer – Paul I
Engineers – Peter Holz
Vocals – Rebecca Voorn-Knight & Ben Knight
Guitars – Ben Knight
Keyboard/Synth – Ben Knight
Drums – Ben Knight
Percussion – Ben Knight
Recorded and Mixed at The Grove Studios & Audiofunk
Mastered at Studios 301 by Steve Smart
Released 2017

Blow up the Telephone

“In 2011 I noticed a marked decline in both my father and mother’s health. My mother started calling more frequently and leaving messages out of fear and loneliness throughout the day and in the middle of the night. They both started calling almost every day, sometimes leaving numerous messages that could often be very dark and hopeless. It reached boiling point in 2012 and I wrote this song shortly before my father passed away that year, a year before my mother was to pass away. The burden had passed onto me to care for my mother without my father as a support. The calls kept coming from my mother with the messages becoming more emotionally abusive. The phone had become a symbol of despair and I dreaded coming home from work and seeing the blinking red light – unable to ignore it and compulsively having to listen to the messages. I felt traumatised by the telephone and vowed to never have a telephone in the house again in the future – only mobile phones. I was sick of feeling hostage to the telephone and it had nothing but bad memories. I couldn’t stand it when it rang and often had to leave it in another room on silent” – Rebecca, Piperlain

Producers – Ben & Rebecca Voorn-Knight
Co-Producer – Josh Telford
Executive Producer – Paul I
Engineers – Jackson Barclay & Ben Knight
Vocals – Rebecca Voorn-Knight
Guitars – Ben Knight
Keyboard/Synth – Ben Knight
Organ – Paul I
Drums – Ben Knight
Percussion – Ben Knight
SFX – Various, including Ben Knight
Recorded and Mixed at The Grove Studios & Audiofunk
Mastered at Studios 301 by Steve Smart
Released 2017

Now

“Now is the last song on the concept album. It’s about letting go of the heavy burden of caring for a mother with a serious illness and focusing on the present and the future – reclaiming what’s to come in a renewed light. It combines elements of rock/pop and electronica with tribal chanting vocals to tap into the primal nature of emotion. It includes a break down segment in the middle that previews the sound effects that appear throughout the album, providing a glimpse. As the final song, it provides a sense of closure to the emotional journey of the album – a hint that somehow, something has been resolved” – Rebecca, Piperlain

Producers – Ben and Rebecca Knight
Co-Producer – Josh Telford
Executive Producer – Paul I
Engineers – Jackson Barclay and Ben Knight
Vocals – Rebecca & Ben Knight
Guitars – Ben Knight
Keyboard/Syth – Ben Knight
Drums – Ben Knight
Percussion – Ben Knight
SFX – Various, including Ben Knight
Recorded and Mixed at The Grove Studios & Audiofunk
Mastered at Studios 301 by Steve Smart
Released 2017