*50% of proceeds go to an emergency meal service in Duluth, MN.
Tender Ness's latest EP, released Feb. 11, 2021. Compact disc with liner notes.
"A collection of studio recordings from 2018, the Like Icarus EP reflects the more ensembled sound from Tender Ness, with sultry, subtle arrangements sung in English, French, and Japanese. Singer-composer Peter Witrak is joined by his trio members Veikko Lepisto and Cory Coffman, as well as guest musicians Jimi Cooper, Janell Lemire, and Melanie Sever. Recorded at the House of Tarot in Duluth, MN, each song conveys a certain desire for touch and for connection—something especially poignant now in 2021. Whether it is the literal need for connection (“Starving for Touch”), or an artist’s desire to embrace the divine (“Like Icarus”), each song burns with a quiet passion, a kindling for distant friendships (“David”), an insatiable thirst for life (“Bacchus en noir, Karine”) and for those late-night longings (“A Rose at Midnight”)."