It started as an obsession, that began a friendship, that formed a band, that turned into a love that has challenged their sanity and their hearts. Chris Lancaster is an electro-acoustic cellist. Alison Clancy is a dancer and singer. Loving You is a vehicle for their continuing story as songwriters, artists, creatures.
Fighting for Love and Loving the Fight.
Photo by Daniel Jackson
released February 14, 2015
album introduction by Josh Berquist
"Few bands ever define a mission statement so straightforward. Yet, Loving You spells it out from the very onset of their debut EP Tuff Love. These are drowning songs: whole oceans of ache and heartbreak that rear up into impossibly spiraling waves and crash down into depths unfathomable. The luminous pull of all this ebb and flow is Alison Clancy, with songs that draw in passionate collaborators and coax inspired performances from them. For TUFF LOVE it’s Christopher Lancaster and his otherworldly cello playing that floods Clancy’s songs with the intensity demanded of their author. Between the two of them, they lure the listener, lull them into acquiescence, sublimely sedate them, and have them thrashing about for air by the second track. With or without accompaniment or additional band members, Clancy and Lancaster are an unpredictably combustible core of creative catharsis. Clancy is the sort of performer you cannot take your eyes off of and Lancaster is the kind of musician you can’t possibly believe is capable of the sounds he coaxes out of his cello."