Starting Over - EP

by Kevin Chambers

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In the months following his initial EP, he began writing songs for another release and was performing a show each month by the beginning of 2015. At a radio gig in mid-March, however, he suddenly had a debilitating headache and blacked out a few minutes before going on air. About a week later, he came to in the hospital and learned that he had had a stroke. An AVM/aneurysm had burst near the speech center in his brain, and he would need surgery, speech rehab, and physical therapy to recover.

Following a couple weeks in the hospital and a few weeks of rehab, he was lucky enough to receive brain surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Miraculously, the surgery was a complete success and he began his recovery immediately. Returning to the stage just 5 months later, he played Musikfest 2015 in Bethlehem, PA, before moving down to Nashville.

As the year came to a close, he launched a Kickstarter to help him record his second EP. Several of these songs had been put on hold as he recovered from his health issues. With the dawn of 2016, a successful Kickstarter campaign propelled him into recording and releasing his second EP, entitled Starting Over. The EP is a collection of sketches about a 20-something year old kid from North Carolina figuring out life and love in New York City - from remembering an old friend when you just need to see a familiar face, to trying to find the words to tell someone how much you love them.

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released July 8, 2016

All songs written by Kevin Chambers
“Sunny Skies” co-written by Meg Steedle

Produced and Mixed by Dave Pittenger
Engineered by Jared Conrad and Dave Pittenger
Mastered by Cass Anawaty for Sunbreak Music, LLC
Recorded at Catch This Music and Awesometown

Kevin Chambers - Vocals on Tracks 1-4 and 6, Piano, Orchestration, Backing Vocals
Dave Pittenger - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Percussion, Programming, Backing Vocals
Kip Allen - Drums
Nick DiMaria - Acoustic Guitar
Katie Kerkhover - Violin, Viola, Backing Vocals
Sam Levine - Flute, Clarinet
Chris Lord - Backing Vocals
Meg Steedle - Vocals on Track 5

Album Artwork by hue r u
Photography by Kirsten Balani

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Track Name: Starting Over
I've been wrestling with my thoughts most every night
Wondering how I believed that we could make it right
Lights flicker with the swan song
It's two-o-clock, but the night is still young
So I find a lonely bar and step inside

But I'm alright without you
One more drink to ease the pain
Yes I'm alright without you

I'm starting over
Gonna drown in all this alcohol and drift away
And when I'm sober
At least I know that I can start a new day

Closing time and I stumble out in the dawn
Wishing I could call you up and talk about it, but I was way too gone

In the morning I'll be forced to face the sun
Light of day will hit like a freight train on the run
But the hurt won't measure up to what you've done
Track Name: Underground
I saw you standing there with your headphones on, and a torn hole in your jeans
Surrounded by a hundred eyes, but did you see me
In this crowded elevator
Won't you take us down

Let's go underground
See the world beneath our feet
Let's go underground
We'll have it all to ourselves
The deeper we go the more gravity pulls us
So let's go, go down
Let's go underground
Underground

Let the subway cars replace the stars as we dodge the lights
And several miles later, we won't know where we are
Though time has stopped, the clock keeps ticking
So let's not waste a second

We'll both get lost between the rails
And hope we don't get stuck by nails
Just me and you and everyone we know
We know
Track Name: My Everyone
You're the card I'm holding up my sleeve
Only ace in the hole I'll ever need
Cause when the river shows and all my chips are down
That's when I'll need you around

Cause people fall in love and I've seen the spark
And they don't compare to us, no they miss the mark
At the end of the day, when it's all said and done
You're my everyone

You are my sinner, and you're my priest
You're my hunger pains, and you're my feast
You are my argument, and my resolve
The remedy to all of my faults

Day after day and hour by hour
We'd sit and we'd wait, wait for the showers
To be on their way
But I know that sun will shine
With you by my side, I won't ever feel alone
No I won't
Track Name: The Way Home
Don't know how it starts, but you know the feeling
Suddenly you're pressed up against a ceiling
We've been through this before
But here we go again, running 'round in circles
Ready on your mark to jump these hurdles
And end up on the floor
No sense of direction

We've lost the way home
But I don't wanna be alone
We've lost the way home
Don't wanna be alone

Sleep until you're numb and the light starts fading
Try and slow it down, but days are racing
And time won't wait for us
You're ready to move on, but you're still uncertain
Coming to the close, the final curtain
A stage reduced to dust

Help me to find my way
'Cause I need to find my way home
Track Name: Sunny Skies (feat. Meg Steedle)
In this house, there's an attic, a portal to the past
With tired walls and broken toys, the rug is fading fast
Boxes of photos, labeled by the year
Some containing moments of when you still were here
I remember you'd say
Though it seems so far away

Keep your eyes on sunny skies

See her smile in a photo, but I remember tears
And here, he's a champion though he lost for years
Could've been a starlet, but she never left this town
He, man of the year, but the bottle brought him down
I remember you'd say
Though it seems so far away

Bring back a memory
When we began our story
No glimpse or worry of what we would become
Where did the fire go
Now that you left me solo
I'm hanging on to the words I know
Track Name: 5:24
She walked out at 5:24
In a black dress and her hair to the floor
I could barely see in the fading light
But I'm sure she could

We got back home at 5:24
A half day gone, no less, no more
I could finally see with the rising sun
But she turned it out

She left on the 5:24
Some empty bags, a note on the door
And I swear heard through the dark of night
The train pull away

On the 5:24
One way to the shore
It's all you understand anymore
On the 5:24

On the 5:24
One way to the shore
It's all you ever wanted to live for
On the 5:24

Booked a ride on the 5:24
I'd like to view the sea