“So much of our lives is a roll of the die. We become saints or criminals, monks or defendants largely because of what has happened to us and around us. A lot of who we are is out of our control.” Andy Palmer explains.
Three years of being a public defender in Brooklyn, New York has given Andy Palmer a very unique perspective expressed throughout the dark but vibrantly poetic Hazard of the Die.
Hand picked by producer Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) – via a Sonicbids contest – Andy found himself working next to a legend while recording this album.
“It was pretty exciting,” he says. “I went in there with guitar and bass ideas and he was spot on for what the songs needed.”
Andy originally began performing as a way to conquer his shyness but music was not yet his path. Learning the importance of practice and preparation in law school, Andy soon left the material world behind to spend 6 months on a yurt in Maine.
Andy’s purpose was to find his “inner calm”. He meditated, tried to disconnect himself from the physical world, and spent hours each day playing music without influences from the outside world.
Mr. Palmer reemerges on the music scene on May 7th with this amazing collection of stories told to music – Hazard of the Die.
[The album title] taken from Shakespeare’s Richard III, is a reference to how, in life, everything is up for chance. No matter the outcome, we keep moving.
In the spirit of great storytellers such as Tom Waits, Dylan, Johnny Cash, and Nick Cave, this album is alive with poetic outlaw adventures which tumble through the topics of robbery, death, class struggle, sin, and salvation.
The press have been eating up this music saying things like “Denver’s Best”, “epic”, “timeless”, and “watch this guy”. Reminding you of the fact that Hazard of the Die was produced by Warren Huart (Aerosmith, The Fray) should allow me to stop talking.
Hazard of the Die will be available May 7th.