Apparattus' Third Studio Album, "For This Life, I Thank You"
A message from Apparattus:
With every fiber of my being, I am thankful for this life. This beautiful, chaotic, powerful life. It is mine and with it, I get a light, this one light, to either build or destroy. To expand or deplete. This light can dwindle and often bid adieu. This light once faded in me. Its lost made me feel uncertain, incapable, and unmotivated. Often, I misguidedly associate the feeling with love. But there is a difference between love and war. A war is a fight, a pull, a struggle. An unwanted will of the holder. But love...don't fight it. Love isn't meant to be fought. Love is an onomatopoeia, you have no choice but to do it when you say it or hear it and there is no resiliency. I found this wandering through the twin cities. And with love, Minnesota brought back to me something I had lost so long ago. It brought back the Morning. It revealed once again the blessing of waking up to a new day, and the many things associated with it. Suddenly, life was renewed in me. Joy came in influx and the light that I barely knew was restored in me. Not only restored, but expanded ten fold. It was beautiful...maybe too beautiful. It was so much but it was too much. I had never handled such power before and I collapsed. And the light went out. And with no light, my demons came from their corners from all sides. I truly thought it was the end. Until I unintentionally received a message from Triston. He spoke of a haven, a place where limits were impossible and potentials were reached. Only the will of the holder was the divider. However, Love was the ultimate light. But what made this place so different than ours? Why can't love be the light in this life? Or maybe it is and its something I had forgotten. I forcefully pulled myself from the holds of my past and realized, in the fight to regain my life, what the message was for. The message was for healing. And for me, the healing began for where my thoughts lied. I had to revisit what it meant to love. Time passed and light was restored. Healing was in motion. I and the heart of glass watched the hourglass turn in our favor. And when morning returned to the eyes of a new divide, we would raise our hands to the sky and say..."Thank God".
released July 7, 2017
(c) 2017 Illa Propper Music Group under exclusive license to XL Recordings
All songs composed and produced by Justin Daxt Bobbs
All songs mixed and mastered by Justin Daxt Bobbs and Jason Chanders
All additional vocals by Jason Chanders, Bemyfiasco, and Justin Daxt Bobbs
Feature Credits: Justin Vernon, Josh Pan, Jerreau Vandal, Gravez, Nick Hakim, Bemyfiasco and Jack Garratt
Special Thanks To: Mason Buzzell, Brandon Pryde Music, The Raasch family, Darby Bell, Josh Pan, Ellie Reavis, Walt Wimpye from Gainseville GA, Phony Ppl, Jason Chanders, Joshua Wright, Zachary Lynch, Nick Hakim, Zane Fossford, Kai Minami, Justin Ray, Josh Sablan (Wherever you are), and all of those who's hearts wander like ghost at night
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