the lost one is a song I wrote after several members of my family died in a short period of time. I wanted to express how I felt and being a violinist this translated into music. I brought the song to Anja Elise and together with local Milwaukee musician Dallas Brown a fully instrumented single emerged that explores the emotions of loss and coming to terms with grief. Many thanks to Anja Elise & Dallas Brown whom without lending their talents of performance, co-writing and countless hours of mixing, this single would not exist. Also thanks to Craig Freigang for drums, Ella Freigang for the haunting artwork which graces the cover and Justin Perkins from Mystery Room Mastering. This is lovingly dedicated to my sister Susan and my lost ones. We hope you enjoy this collaboration!
“Dallas Brown's gentle guitar work is a tone-setter. Elise’s cool, melancholy vocals come in next and are soon joined by Craig Freigang on drums as a story of ache and escape unfolds… Lisa lends her violin throughout the song. Cover art from Ella Freigang, the third member of the sibling trio to contribute.” - Brett Krzykowski
In the words of Anja Elise
“Working on this project with my mom was a beautiful experience. My love of music stemmed from her, so creating something together felt very full circle. I learned more about our family, my mom and the power that music has to heal. I'm so excited to share this song with the world!” -- Anja Elise