Preparing for Flight

by Dan Flynn

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'Preparing for Flight' is the new album from Dan Flynn and The State of Things. In some ways it's their debut album but really it's not. From 2007-2011 Dan Flynn released three solo albums under the moniker of 'Major Chord'. Then in 2012 Dan met Aaron, Phil and Meabh and together they recorded Major Chord's highly regarded 2013 album Transition (feature album on Radio National, 3PBS, ABC DIG Music, Eastside FM)

Now we have 'Preparing for Flight'.
The bulk of the album was recorded and mixed In Melbourne's Head Gap studio while some tracks were recorded in Dan's home studio. Some of the new songs are finger-picked folk ditties, while others are full band productions. Some of them have pop leanings, others are drenched in atmospheric synth, but all of them are highly emotionally charged and fully realised.


released October 16, 2015

Dan Flynn - vocals, guitar, synth, keyboard
Meabh Friel - vocals, mandolin, tin whistle
Aaron Pepper - drums, piano, guitar
Phil Collings - bass, ukelele
Kate Connor - violin
Bob Streckfuss - vocal sample on track 10

Tracks 1,3, 5-9, 12 recorded by Neil Thomason at Head Gap Studio Melbourne.
Tracks 2, 4, 10, 11 recorded by Dan Flynn at Shakespeare Ave, Melbourne.
All tracks mixed by Neil at Head Gap except track 10 mixed by Dan Flynn.



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Dan Flynn is a Melbourne-based songwriter and producer.

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Track Name: Heavy lies the crown
Come walk with me I will take you down
Come walk with me I will show you around
I'm sure you'll find what you're looking for
And I won't mind carrying you home
There will come a time to travel on your own
And I won't mind leaving you alone
All that you bring will only bring you down
All hail the king
Heavy lies the crown

The road is long but I'll show you the way
Track Name: Apocalyptic love song
I've heard it said, it might be there's no turning back
In a world gone mad
And all we have will be gone forever and then
We'll fade to black
But don't be sad my love I'll be holding your hand
Until the end
If all goes well we'll burn down together and then
We'll begin again and again