With the release of The Dawnseeker in 2006, the debut full-length recording from the act Sleepthief brought critical praise as well as an adoring fan base to a new, and up and coming star. Driven by the desire to write real songs, and to work with and create music with other artists he's admired or whose career he's followed, Justin Elswick aka Sleepthief created a masterpiece of renaissance imagery and melodic pop that has since been modeled as a 'new and emerging genre', when in fact, his music is quite simple in its form, but textured and produced so masterfully, you'd think an entire symphony was on board for most tracks.
The success that followed and that has continued, point to evidence that this is a career in its infant stages. With the release of Labyrinthine Heart," and a whole new line up of all-star vocal chanteuses as well as the debut of a male voice, in Coury Palermo, a young talented vocalist whose voice is featured in the lead off single and video for the song aptly titled, World Gone Crazy." The eSingle released on June 30th of 2009 entered the ITMS Dance charts within hours of its release has since been a staple. Below, the track list and its All Star cast of vocalists.
1. HERE I CONFESS (w. Joanna Stevens)
2. WORLD GONE CRAZY (w. Coury Palermo)
3. SKIMMING STONES (REPRISE) (w. Kirsty Hawkshaw)
4. LABYRINTHINE HEART (w. Jody Quine)
5. A KIND OF MAGIC (w. Zoe Johnston)
6. A CUT FROM THE FIGHT (w. Kristy Thirsk)
7. RAINY WORLD (w. Caroline Lavelle)
8. ARIADNE (THE DIVIDING SEA) (w. Joanna Stevens)
9. REASON WHY (w. Zoe Johnston and Coury Palermo)
10. FIRE KING (w. Jody Quine)
11. REVERSALS (w. Kristy Thirsk)
12. BALLAD OF NOTHING (w. Kirsty Hawkshaw)
13. I KNOW THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON (w. Roberta Carter Harrison)