Independent release - November 2016
ITUNES. SPOTIFY. BANDCAMP.
The release of Hymn in 2016 marked the beginning of Joel Porter's self-titled solo project. This introspective folk song introduced Joel's honest and poetic narrative style and organic musical influences.
"Hymn is a story about leaving home, but discovering that regardless where you go, you take the people you love with you. It is a tribute to my family, to my friends, and an indication of how much of an impact they have made on my life. Its telling them that even though I'm 1500 miles away, I'll be there for them. Its a reminder that every memory, every heartbreak, every scar stays on your mind, heart, and skin... and even though we continue trying to navigate new areas of life with the passing of time, where we come from follows us through it all... and is intertwined to the stories we are trying to scribble down every day." - Joel Porter
Written by Joel Porter and Nikki Shannon Fernandez, produced by Jason Clark (Machines are People Too) and Joel Porter, mixed by Jason Clark and Joel Porter, mastered by Chris Gehringer (Sterling Sound), cover art by Brea Wike (Brea Wike Originals), photography by Bryan Hempstead (Bryan Hempstead Media)
Offical 'Hymn' music video Cinematography and editing by Charles Davis Weeks (Print Pictures)