Fortune Smiles

by Audrey Harrer

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“Fortune Smiles” is an experimental pop single that explores the intertwined and opposing forces of will and luck– confronting the question of whether they might both be leading you to the same place. Processed harp, shifting vocals, and orchestral textures interlock to construct a contrapuntal tornado evocative of Kate Bush, tUnE-yArDs, and Terry Riley. 

The physical release of "Fortune Smiles" is on a Fruit-Loop-flavored blue fortune cookie packaged in a gem-shaped origami box (handmade by yours truly). Cracking it open reveals a URL where you can discover the audio.

lyrics

i was born on a hill, 
or maybe a bus, 
wherever glitter lands, luck 
spotlight hot, 
tell us what you want 
paint the picture, 
describe the inkblot 

brightness aggressive 
and cruel in its clarity 
hallways fluorescent, 
the distant the beckoning 

i’m swinging 
door, door, door, door, 
door after door 

fortune smiles 
we lean her way to feel this 
flash, to smile back 
she leans our way to feel this 

we live in a deal, 
or maybe a ride 
every coin lands on a side 
binary blades of light 
switch black, switch white 

rooms made of edges, 
no details, no in-between 
walls and decisions, 
the risk and the charity 

i’m swinging 
door, door, door, door, 
door after door 

fortune smiles 
we lean her way to feel this 
flash, to smile back 
she leans our way to feel this 

i’m waiting here for the after 
staying for the glow... oh... 

it was a joke 
trapdoor, tornado 
it was a game show 
lifeline, split, wishbone 
we really like you 
but we’re gonna say no... 

fortune smiles 
we lean her way to feel this 
flash, to smile back 
she leans our way to feel this

credits

released October 12, 2018
PRODUCTION 
Written and Arranged by Audrey Harrer 
Engineered, Produced, and Mixed by Chris McLaughlin 
Additional Production by Audrey Harrer 
Mastered by Joe Laporta 

MUSICIANS 
Audrey Harrer: Voice, Harp, Mellotron 
Jesse Christeson: Cello 
Nick Kochel: Bass 
Will Ponturo: Drums 
Neta Raanan: Tenor Sax 
Jessica Gillespie: Bassoon 

PHOTOGRAPHY 
Michael Pessah and Audrey Harrer 

SPECIAL THANKS 
Michael Pessah, Maureen McNamara, David Isacson, Richard Drechsler, Jeannie Greeley, Wendy Rapoza, Angela Harrer

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Audrey Harrer Boston, Massachusetts

Audrey Harrer is an experimental pop composer/vocalist/harpist. She looks for clever ways to connect lyric and gesture and is particularly interested in the space where music and drama collide.

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