Artist: Cotton Mather with Nicole Atkins
Hometown: Austin, TX
Album: Cotton Mather with Nicole Atkins
Release Date: December 30
Label: The Star Apple Kingdom
In Their Words: "'Faded' corresponds to the 64th, or final, hexagram of the I Ching -- I am writing these songs experientially, not sequentially, and that reading is: '64. Before Completion/ Not Yet Fulfilled.'
Strange, right? Logic would suggest that 'After Completion,' which is the 63rd hexagram, should wrap things up. But the I Ching states that disorder and chaos immediately follow 'After Completion,' and always precede '1. Creation,' where it all starts all over again. It's like moving out of a house, where you've had a life, and starting over in a new place. At first, everything's in boxes and you don't know where the light switches are." -- Robert Harrison
Photo credit: Valerie Fremin