A journey that began with a search for heritage and ancestry became an exploration of family long gone. Rich with conflict, sacrifice and death; filled with hope and resolve, the journey resulted in an understanding and respect for Comanche legacy and pride - Apryl Allen's birthright. Respect for her ancestors and their way of life is integral to the real-life stories relayed herein; it is supported by documents and oral history from family elders. Her lyrics and melodies are touchstones for relating life altering events of her family's past. This process has been as much a right of passage as a musical endeavor. Apryl is respectful yet forthright in her assessments, she is proud to be part of such a legacy and honors it in the best way she can, through her music. With a passion for words and music, Apryl Allen has created songs that come from life. Lyrics and melodies that reflect emotions and experiences shared by many. Connecting to her music is as easy as breathing; she has the gift of capturing the abstract and conveying it with evocative lyrics. Apryl transports you to places of thoughtfulness and insight. Her lyrics transcend the ordinary but are based in the commonplace. Through her Comanche heritage she relates to life experiences, feelings and emotions with a focus that is both introspective and forthright; her songs come straight from the heart.