For the members of Seattle-based band Kris Orlowski, making music is about more than fulfilling personal agendas; it's about creating something that touches the soul. Through relatable storytelling, husky harmonies and Orlowski's knack for creating emotional highs, the band has done just that: touched the souls of people across the Pacific Northwest -- as well as across the country, since 2010. Now, in the wake of releasing three well-received EPs, touring the country and having songs featured on hit television series including "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice," the act is preparing to release its first full-length album, Believer. "The songs we're writing now are evolving the same way our band is," says Orlowski. "It's not just one voice -- but five voices. And yeah, it's my vision, and I'm leading the charge. But in these songs, there is more than just one thing we're trying to say." Having recently collaborated with a 17-piece orchestra for the Pieces We Are EP, Orlowski wanted to go in a new direction with the new material. That's why, along with band mates Mark Isakson (guitar), Torry Anderson (keys/vocals), Greg Garcia (drums) Tyler Carroll (bass) and Jonathan Warman (bass), Orlowski sought out producer Martin Feveyear of Jupiter Studios in Seattle. Feveyear, who has worked with acts including Modest Mouse, Presidents of the United States of America, The Lumineers, and Death Cab for Cutie, gave new focus to the project.
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