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Happy to announce the release of my latest single "Open Sky"!

Now available on Spotify, Itunes, and most other music download/streaming services.

Creating this really was a labour of love and I couldn't have done it without help from my amazing and wonderful sound engineer and co-producer David Tallarico.

Also shout out to the talented Gert Taberner for contributing to the harmonies, as well as Theras and Olivia Seneshen for their videography skills and help in putting together the music video.

Look forward to sharing some more singles and upcoming projects with you all in the near future!

Spotify Milestone 

One of my most recent singles "Open Sky" is on track for hitting 30,000 streams on Spotify! It will also be included on my new upcoming album "In This Place" which I hope to release sometime this coming summer : ) 

Thank you all for the incredible love and support. A few years back I couldn't have imagined so many people listening and connecting with my music, it means a lot! 

If you would like to be among the first to hear my new upcoming releases you can consider following me on Spotify through the link below ❤ 

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4wfRlcT3lgS9e6KmN5g96f

 

Canoeing Across America  

I am pleased to announce that starting at the beginning of May, my plan is to paddle a canoe across America from Pacific to Atlantic filming a documentary, recording a podcast, and writing a new collection of songs about community. 

At a time dominated by news headlines, I’d like to delve deeper into what is happening in America at a grassroots level. Here are some of the questions I have: What do people love about where they live? What are the challenges? What are some of the challenges communities face in regards to the local natural environment? What is connecting/disconnecting people to nature in their local area? And what is being done in different communities large and small to help people of all ages do/learn/find what they love to do? 

While retracing in the footsteps of the iconic explorers Louis and Clarke for a significant portion of the journey, I also would like to trace the changes seen and experienced at socio-cultural, environmental, and historical levels from then until now; connecting with the land, communities, and people I meet along the way through the timeless arts of storytelling and music. 

In addition to this announcement, I am looking for a paddling partner to join me on an adventure of a lifetime. This year I will be paddling up the Columbia, portaging over the Rockies and paddling the Missouri River and its tributaries to St Louis from beginning of May to October. Next year will be 4 months in the summer paddling up the length of the Ohio River, portaging over the Appalachians and paddling the Potomac River to Chesapeake Bay. 

Beyond willingness to commit 6+ months of time to do this I am looking for someone with outdoor/paddling experience, filming/photography abilities, and ideally some musical aptitude (will be playing shows and busking along the way). This will be a sometimes grueling but potentially incredibly rewarding journey, I hope to find someone who can embrace adversity and beyond paddling and portaging thousands of miles, would be fascinated and keen to connect with people accross the country and delve deeper into what community means in America. 

If you or someone you know may be interested please message or email me for more details: thorloeks@gmail.com.

January Sun 

Sometimes life reminds us on any given day to slow things down just enough to truly appreciate the often simultaneously simple yet extraordinary beauty of what is right in front of us. It wont last forever and we are simply yet extraordinarily lucky to be here for a short while to be part of it all ☀️🙌 

#nofilter

Backyard 

It's nice having mountains, lakes and woodlands only a 10 minute walk from my house 🌲⛰☀️😊  

Sometimes just going outside is all you need.

Welcoming 2019 

I ended off this last year in the same place it started: on the cliffs behind my childhood home overlooking the Ibex Valley in the Yukon Territory. 

Thank you 2018 for all the lessons, insights, opportunities, and challenges. It was another wondrous year of life, love, learning and growing and I have nothing but gratitude for those who I shared it with and to those who have encouraged, supported, and challenged me in all the large and small ways. 

Looking ahead, I am so very grateful for the opportunity of another year of life and the ability/means/determination to actualize the big plans I have for 2019. Best of luck to everyone this year. Keep believing in and staying true to yourself; you are each more powerful and capable than you could ever know. ❤💫🙌 .

Spotify 2018 Wrapped 

I remember not long ago when I'd be stoked if my family or a couple people in my friends circle enjoyed listening to a song I wrote. Having thousands of people listening now is mindblowing to me.. Thank you all so much for the incredible love and support for my music over this last year. It means a lot to me to know that people are connecting meaningfully with songs I've put my heart and soul into. ❤️

New Album 

A great time of year to work on new songs : ) I am pleased to announce that I am back in the studio recording with my talented friend David Tallarico and plan on expanding the "Open Sky" EP to a full album called "In This Place" which I hope to release sometime this coming spring. 

Really looking forward to sharing this new project with you all when its finished. 

Already have spent the better part of a year working on it and hope to drop one more single in the coming months before the full release! ❤

Reflections 

Throwback to when the garden was sunny and green 😎☀️🍃I have always liked how the seasons bring with them different energies and moods. Now that winter is here it feels good to rest and reflect awhile on all the seasons past and prepare for the new seasons to come ❤

November Sun 

Still feeling the warmth in that November sun 😎☀️ 

I've been reflecting a lot on time recently; how easy it is to get lost in the past or potential futures when all we really have is the miracle of the here and now.. Life truly is an incredible and fleeting gift and I've noticed how easy it is in the hustle of this world to feel like it is either too early or too late to do what we really want to do or to find and pursue the dreams that would really light a fire in us. It is so easy to feel like we are either too young or too old to take a leap into the unknown, to do something deep down we have always wanted to do, perhaps even needed to do. 

It leaves me wondering, if we each had one year left to live, one last precious sip of life, what would we want to do? What would we want to think about and what kind of conversations would we like to have with others? How much would worrying and stressing about the grievances we may or may not have with others or ourselves truly matter compared to simply telling and showing those that matter that we love them and taking the time and finding the courage to do the things that deep down we've always wanted to do. What could we each do to leave the world just a little better then how we found it from a place of authenticity, kindness, warmth, and compassion? 

It's time to find the audacity and courage to live like that now. Because despite the pain, the hurt, the setbacks, the struggles, the doubts, and the fears we all face in different ways, it is still an incredibly, breathtakingly, heartbreakingly beautiful world. We were born here, we belong, we matter, and while there's time, there is no time to waste. It's time to find the audacity and courage to forgive ourselves and others, believe in who we are, love each other, and become who we were made to be.

Autumn Twilight in Northern Climes 

Autumn is already in its twilight deep within the northern climes of the Yukon Territory, Canada. You never know when and where you might stumble into a little moment of magic 💫🍂🙌

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