I want to thank an old friend of mine, Chase Makai, for his beautiful and kind songwriting soul and permission for inclusion in this month’s journal. For those just learning about him as a songwriter, he’s more prominently active with a band called Nahko and Medicine for the People. They’ve started to gain some global recognition for their rockstar storytelling style. Chase plays lead guitar for them.
Chase and I became friends over a decade ago, wandering the streets of Hilo, Hawaii. Our friendship came full circle with the culmination of this recent music collaboration. Earlier this month, Chase released this graceful track of his that I produced called Love She Found. It’s an intimate song about a symbiotic self-awareness of nature, breaking down the barriers between us and this living, breathing being sharing its love by its ability to create… as we so fondly share a similar appetite.
To listen and pick up a copy of the song, check out Chase’s biography below and visit the Bandcamp link. I’d also like to give a shout-out to Lion Eye Photography for creating the subtly stunning music video to accompany the tune. Visit the YouTube link in Chase’s biography to have a peek.
I’ve recently started performing again as well, under my same stage & producer name, Loryn. It’s been a few years, but it’s swung back around. For more information on show dates, visit the MUSIC section below or the Shows tab from my music artist website, which is still active at:
—UPCOMING LORYN SHOW DATES—
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 @ 6p — ARTSPACE ARTISTS SHOWCASE
155 South Hibbert
Mesa, AZ 85210
155 South Hibbert
Mesa, AZ 85210
Love She Found
the low squelching moan
between the atomic soul and
supersoul. it hums
silently, vibrating the ship
that both sails and prevents itself
from existing subaquaticly. the fingertips
i am her greatest and
most malefic creation—
her fondest accident; though
one of many of shall
rest on the lips at the hem of
the branch that holds both man
and mammal as equal. the sun sinks,
the moon is a new friend.
the hawk waits—
his last metal stripe.
his blade of eternity.
his journey from earth’s bosom.
his final denouement as he watches us
at every corner and knows—
before the ship sends him
home, before the eldest of elders
is understood as the majestic father of
creation—he will wholly encompass the void
of universal completion… though never the womb.
she has found her love, and
has set sail to return what
has fully been inherited—a child of
universal love. she has
spread throughout and has become
much more than a simple dispatch,
but a phonetic plea. a mourning
within the soul of not every living
thing but every single thing.
the journey is just beginning… always.
by LORIN DREXLER
Chase’s musical path began in Australia when he picked up the acoustic guitar at age 12. He was located in Australia for 20 years before moving to Hawaii. In Hawaii, Chase met Nahko Bear, where the two bonded over a mutual love for surfing, skating, and, of course, music. Makai went on to join Nahko’s project, Nahko and Medicine for the People, with which he saw success and a quick rise on the international stage. While not on the road with Medicine, Chase can be found appearing as Chase Makai Music, in which he continues to grow and explore his own voice as a musician. Chase’s sound on the 12-string acoustic guitar is undeniable. As his musical identity grows, so does his dynamics as a live performer. Please do yourself a favor and catch Chase with one of his many vibrant projects.
LOVE SHE FOUND (MUSIC VIDEO):
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