Bill Laurance’s third studio album Aftersun celebrates 5 years since its release on 4th March 2006 on GroundUP Music. To commemorate, the bonus track Held, previously only available on the physical CD in Japan, was re-released in the Aftersun EP along with three tracks from the original record on Friday 5th March 2021.
Addressing the bonus track Held, “I wrote this song on the road in Europe with my quartet”, Laurance explains. “We were playing a new city every night meeting people from different walks of life. One of the many joys of touring is to be reminded daily how similar we all are. Irrespective of culture, tradition or language. We share the same desires, the same hopes, the same dreams. Held speaks to this commonality.”
Watch the video on The Making of Aftersun from the documentary series A Portrait of Bill Laurance below, with interviews with Michael League and Robert “Sput” Searight.
5 March 2021