These four songs were written over the last few months of my dad's life. Together, they chronicle his death and the emotions of the aftermath. There's the anticipation of heartache (The Shovel and the Oleanders), reflection on his life (The Orchard), the void left behind (New Kind of Empty) and the fragility of memories (Fade To White). In many ways, these are the most personal songs I've written.

Thank you to the wonderful, talented friends who made this project possible.

For Pop.
Brian Mello - vocals, guitar, keyboards
David Phillips - pedal steel
David Knupp - bass, upright bass, harmonica
Peter Craft - drums, percussion, Hammond B3
Sandra Mello - backing vocals on The Orchard

Engineered & mixed by Peter Craft at Boxer Lodge (BoxerLodge.com)
Mastered by JJ Golden at Golden Mastering
©(p) 2023 Brian Mello (Austin Mello Music, BMI)

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