1. ★ ONWARD WE RIDE 

    It’s been just over 4 months since we released our latest EP: Awake After Midnight. I know that personally this process has evoked a healthy array of experiences and emotions. Inspiring, humbling, and surprisingly raw. Authentic, vulnerable, and exposed.

    Writing is both a deeply personal and poetic process for me. It’s something I’ve always done, but rarely shared. Many times it acts as a catharsis- the place I go to process and create movement around the emotions that I experience as particularly heavy or sticky. It acts as an outlet for the internal dialogue and inquisition I have with my own life. It also serves as the altar for the expression of my inner romantic, the sensual lover in me, and such cooing has been reserved for my beloveds’ eyes and ears alone.

    So taking what I have always kept very privately, and translating it to music and song…allowing people to both enjoy and dislike, to applaud and critique…

    I think Erykah Badu summed it up best.

    'Now keep in mind that I'm an artist…and I'm sensitive about my shit!' ;)

    As challenging as it can feel and as sensitive and dramatic as it can seem, it’s been a very healthy opportunity for my own personal growth and expansion. A journey to discover what truly lies beyond my own resistance and fears, beyond the need for approval and praise. Losing the need to be ‘in control’ of how life shows up for me, and what people might think of my choices and expression…in turn allowing life to grace me with what I most need to experience for my own benefit…as it’s perfectly designed to do…if I would just…let go.

    …to let life be the music, and the music be life…

    ⭐️ Onward We Ride ⭐️ 
    ~ ian

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    photo: Blair Robb

     

  2. 'A career is wonderful, but you can't curl up with it on a cold night.'
    ~Marilyn Monroe

     
  3. 'He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself; for every man has need to be forgiven.'
    ~Thomas Fuller

    Crossing Bridges.

    Shot by Blair Robb Photography 

    Music by The Beautiful Conspiracy => http://thebeautifulconspiracy.bandcamp.com/

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  5. 'Hypnotized by a Lady

    I’m under her control

    Mesmerized by the way she ‘ooooooo’

    What to do?’

    ~ Temptra: the Beautiful Conspiracy

    Listen/purchase: Temptra by the Beautiful Conspiracy

     
  6. ⭐️ Awake After Midnight ⭐️

    After hours show in the Park.

    Listen. Love. Share. => Our New EP

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  8. 'A man's kiss is his signature.'
    ~Mae West 

    How i’ve been vibin’ lately…

     
  9. 'Knowledge is love and light and vision.'
    ~Helen Keller

    art: RONE

    (Source: thebeautifulconspiracy.bandcamp.com)

     
  10. 'Where there is love there is life.'
    ~Mahatma Gandhi

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  11. "'It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.'"
    — Voltaire
     
  12. 'Pain is the doorway to wisdom and to truth.'
    ~Keith Miller 

    …and we continue to awaken…

    ⭐️ Our New EP: Awake After Midnight ⭐️

    photo: Blair Robb 

     
  13. 'If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.'
    ~Vincent Van Gogh

    painting beyond the night and into the dawn…

    Enjoy our Newest EP: Awake After Midnight

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  14. ⭐️ Losing My Mind ⭐️

    Throwback Song of the Day, from our first EP: fourplay

    This one’s a particular favorite of mine. I think its the poetry and mood.  It really captured the ‘vibe’…seeing the dawn of a new day awakening beneath the starlight skies.

    Lyrically, it’s a song that very much reflects the ebb and flow of emotions and confusion ‘searching’ to know myself awakens. It’s a seductive, heartbreaking journey…and one that to a greater extent continues to be so…beautifully.

    The outro is to this one was a foreshadowing of a love affair destined to bloom. I smile every time i hear it.

    We’re actually taking this song back into the studio to give it some greater depth and movement, to be released along with our next EP in the upcoming few months.

    but for now…

    Listen/purchase: Losing My Mind by the Beautiful Conspiracy

     
  15. 'So the darkness shall be the light, and the stillness the dancing.'
    ~T. S. Eliot 

    Enjoy the darkness, be still, and dance.

    Our New EP: Awake After Midnight

    Photo: Blair Robb