Originally, the goal of this album was to create music where each individual piece would represent something in a child's room. However, my heart and emotions have more power over me than I could ever explain. As soon as I entered into a relationship, my music shifted immediately, expressing in sounds what I could not express in words. I began my summer of 2009 writing several child related pieces. "Rêverie d'enfant," begins by setting the atmosphere of what it's like to be in a child's world and thoughts. "Le carrousel," as you can guess, materializes a colorful carrousel that one might find on the nightstand. "Petite danseuse" animates a dancing ballerina who comes to life. And finally, "Sur l'eau, petit bateau" depicts a serene painting of a little boat on it's own journey in calm waters. A transitioning piece, "De longues heures," brings me in an altered state where I am transported in time. I feel as if I have control over the clock's hands, making them spin faster and faster in order to make time appear to be moving as quickly as possible. "L'attente" portrays that uneven feeling you get when anxiously waiting to see someone. While all afore mentioned pieces were written at home, it wasn't until I arrived in France that I faced my true suppressed feelings. The relationship I was in was not the one in which my heart wanted to be in. Aching for someone else, my music painted those internal hidden emotions. "Un manque" underlines that feeling of missing something. "Mon secret" is an attempt to hide the amount of hurt within, while unwrapping some sweetness and vulnerability near the end, as if to ask for someone to recognize my pain. The bittersweet sound of "Nostalgie" continues by sharing this sadness aloud, while softening this hurt with it's legato nature. "A tire-d'aile" imitates a bird, stuck in a cage, symbolizing my desperate search for an escape. "Coups de coeur" mirrors my heart beating a million miles an hour, which is the effect I get when talking to this special someone. "Douce nuit" is the sound of my heart resting in peace. And last but not least, "Voyage" is my final work written in France, mixing sounds of uneven feelings with certainty and motion. I was finally ready to return home and make things right again, being honest with others, myself, and most importantly, my heart. Before I end, there's one special piece that I want to dedicate to my favorite aunt, Anne DeChezelles. "Larmes d'amour" meaning Tears of Love, expresses the hurt I hold in regards to her situation. She has had much difficulty holding her own child, and if there's anyone who is a more loving, giving, and deserving person when it comes to being a mother, it's her. I will end this by telling you that my music is my diary. Hence, sharing it with you, while putting me in a vulnerable position, truly brings me nothing more than heartfelt joy and honor. Thank you again for all those who have supported my first album, Cascade, and even more so, my music in general. It is with long awaited excitement that I am absolutely thrilled to finally share this second album with you! Tara O'Brien.