DM Stith

"Staying Awake"

June 28th, 2019

The first of three summer singles; unearthed and reworked from the DM Stith archives.

  • 1 Staying Awake
From DM Stith:
A thesis statement for a new phase of recordings. Written after the end of Sufjan's Age of Adz tour (I toured in his band and opened the shows with my own solo set), worked and reworked for the last 5 years, and finished, finally, with the help of Ben Hillier (rhythm and programming), Paul Wianko (string arrangement), Grey McMurray (guitar) and Shahzad Ismaily (mixing). The song was completed this spring on the Isle of Portland in Dorset where I'd parked myself for a couple weeks of solitude, sea sounds and sporadic torrents of icy hail.

Written, produced and performed by DM Stith
with additional help from
Ben Hillier: drums, programming, engineering
Paul Wianko: cello, string arrangement
Grey McMurray: guitar
Shahzad Ismaily: mixing
Patrick Damphier: mastering


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