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Thorns ( single )

by Ohara

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"Thorns" is OHARA's first official single.
Debut album TBA.


"There is no light without shadow and no psychic wholeness without imperfection. To round itself out life...calls not for perfection but for completeness and for this the 'thorn in the flesh' is needed, the suffering of defects without which there is no progress and no ascent." -C.S. Jung

So I take it on myself to pull it out
Thorns on my sleeves make me bleed

I change, change


released December 27, 2013
Written by OHARA Hale
Produced by OHARA Hale and TODD Macdonald
Engineered/Mixed/Mastered by TODD Macdonald
Vocals/Guitars/Synth by OHARA Hale
Saxophone by ADAM Kinner
Drums by JEREMY Gara
Bass by DAVID Labruyere
(Secret Vocals by CHARLOTTE Oleena)

Special thanks to Frances Duchesne, Martin Horn, Carl Jung, and those velvet roses that prick to the touch yet scent so sweetly.

"Many bitter circumstances have forced me to see that though the sin one has committed or is can be regretted, it is not cancelled out. I don't believe in the tiger who was finally converted to vegetarianism and ate only apples. My solace was always Paul, who did not deem it beneath his dignity to admit he bore a thorn in the flesh." C.S. Jung

This song is free but if you'd like to make a donation toward the production costs of this tune then that would be greatly appreciated. :)
Paypal to oharahale@gmail.com <3


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Ohara Montréal, Québec

Ohara’s music has the beauty of a paradox: it’s both slow and upbeat, both vulnerable and resilient, both gentle and assertive – her vocals float out into the room with a tender clarity. Alone or accompanied by friends, Ohara Hale reveals the more tender and thoughtful aspects of her body of life-art-work. It’s a poem, a song, a leaf, a cloud. It is something you can hold, something you can have. ... more

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