Visual Concept Album
by Toria Tolley
Suspension is a metaphor for the ins and outs of falling in love. The character, in the beginning, jumps off a skyscraper and as she is falling, has flashbacks of falling in love. At the end of the album, she is almost to the ground but is saved by a hand that reaches out and catches her. With this album, I hope to involve every form of art as an expression to tell my story. Click the above photo to listen to the concept.
How to experience this music treatment
listen along as you read the video concepts below. Click each chapter & then each picture for a song link. The goal of suspension is to create a visual album through multiple mediums of art that tells a story as a whole. The narrations give background information for each set of songs & document a crazy but ultimately fulfilling journey in discovering one of life's greatest mysteries...
First Video Production
Hi im toria
I'm an Alaskan bred woman, with wilderness embedded into my DNA, a song always spilling from my lips, and a past that pushes me to never be ordinary. A daughter of a Special Forces soldier, danger has always been my neighbor. I fight to be happy but my eyes have been opened to not just intense beauty of the world but the great sadness that come with it sometimes. I have so many stories to tell... about my fight with loving this Earth and its wonder but also hating it for its cruel corners. It makes me crazy. So I have to create and let it out so that it does not harm others nor disrupts the balance. Art lets me do that. Writing, rapping, singing, strumming, dancing, recording: storytelling keeps me somewhat sane and hopefully encourages others to find a way to do the same.
If I could ft Tyler Aldridge
This song was one of my first visions coming to real life! All it took was an enthusiastic artist to come explore with us, and capture the story. It is a prime example of manifesting thoughts and beliefs into reality. My goal with Suspension is to do the same!
So... love is the most amazing thing. But what happens when unconditional love turns out to be a form on insanity and... obsession?