Following Your Shadow


For Charlie 

No puns here. This is a very special song penned with love and in celebration of life. It is presented in 4 distinct movements. The first of these brought to the band by bassist Jeremiah Waldo marks a beginning of a journey and its cautious rhythmic inherent yet staggered universal pulse. – The source that casts the shadow. It returns at the song’s conclusion resolving the continuum. The 2nd bears witness to both joy and melancholy merging melody with a teasing simple chord progression. The forces that direct the shadow’s cast. It repeats multiple times on 2 occasions concluding in crescendo. The 3rd seeks peaceful reflection and respite in a quieter moment. It is the comfort zone. The gentlest of spaces made so by the shadow’s presence. This dynamic lull enchantingly occurs twice rest and renewal. And the 4th in exuberant celebration, exemplifies the triumphant light of all else made brighter snuggled against the shadow’s hue. This is perpetually potent and need only be experienced once to understand it is always present as part of the whole there-after. 

Tuatha Dea’s own Chantal Haskell returned to her Tuatha Dea family specifically to help write this one very important song. Her violin flows above, around and throughout the movements creating spectrums of emotion to celebrate the song’s subject and purpose. Penned with love. – Tuatha Dea – “Following Your Shadow”. 

Following Your Shadow
Written by Danny Mullikin
Sound Biscuit Publishing
Vocals: Rebecca Holman Mullikin
Vocals: Katherine Holman
Acoustic Guitar: Danny Mullikin
Penny Whistle: Chris Bush
Bass: Jeremiah Waldo
Drums: Brett Maney
Piano: Dre Hilton
Violin: Chantal Haskell