KUAR Arts & Letters aired a special Father’s Day show called “In Search of Lost Fathers.”
The Damsels in Distress composed much of the music in this episode.
We wanted to write something that evoked a feeling of loss and sadness, but also of hope and reclamation. We wrote “My Namesake” – which was the theme – while writing for this show. Both Micah and I were raised by loving and supportive fathers, so we had to place ourselves outside of our own experience and imagine what it would be to not know our fathers.
Where is my father, the one who was to raise me?
Now I’m all alone. Now, I’m on my own.
He was to keep me and name me for his family.
Father’s name. Family name. Where is my namesake?
Below are images of the Damsels in Distress writing and recording.
Listen to KUAR Arts & Letters “In Search of Lost Fathers” show here.