Sail Among the Stars
Kyle Lardner Biography Kyle Lardner's debut album Sail Among the Stars offers the feeling of a spontaneous and heartfelt outpouring. The 18 year-old Lardner is a performer truly invested in her craft, often drawn to tears behind the piano when creating a song. Like being granted access to the most intimate pages of a diary, the album pulls listeners to the depths of the artist's soul. The record's transcendent quality blurs the boundaries of multiple genres with complex layering and a unique blending of lighter pop melodies and darker, raw lyrical content. The refreshing honesty of her work touches upon a range of emotions - the frustration of a day gone wrong, the agony of heartbreak, the joy of escaping to a better reality, the sorrow of the unresolved. Kyle's music serves as her therapeutic release, giving listeners a candid look into an insightful mind. Sail Among the Stars is best described as the product of a burning passion. Kyle was classically trained on piano as a child, but always gravitated to the creative flow of the impromptu and improvised. Initially, the music was an introverted hobby. Kyle's gift was long hidden, as she could only find comfort for her creative release in solitude and darkness. While in high school, she began to discover an untamable desire to share her gift. This desire swiftly overtook the lure of stardom in Division-1 collegiate athletics and the ensured future that comes with higher learning. Many would be weary of such a precarious endeavor; for Lardner, however, living in the enchantment of this dream is the only viable option. When the mainstream media began documenting the similar aspirations of many of Kyle's contemporaries, she could no longer ignore the deep longing to take her place among them. With the unwavering support of her family and several songs already developed, Kyle began to chase her calling - the result, 10 diverse and emotionally fueled tracks. Don't be fooled by her youthful age; Kyle is a driven individual, releasing the album with nothing more than the support of her family. She wasn't a child of music; as a self-proclaimed jock much of her time was spent around sports. Starting as an outsider would seem to make the self-reliant approach of releasing music more challenging, but Kyle has taken it in stride, opting to document the entire experience and broadcast it on her website. She hopes sharing the process will make such an intimidating industry more accessible to those "connectionless" outsiders, as she once was. Songwriting, on the other hand, came quite naturally. For some the Lardner name is very familiar, as Kyle comes from a notable lineage of writers and journalists including the late Ring Lardner. In many ways, this inventive approach to music seems advantageous, allowing her to avoid the restraints of the traditional rules and logic to create something truly unique. The power of her music lies with her ability of an unrelenting liberation of feelings. An emerging young talent, Kyle Lardner's debut album Sail Among the Stars isn't merely a great record to listen to, it's an emotional experience to be felt.