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Named for Victor Hugo's beneficent bishop, Bienvenu is the story of a welcoming word of grace which sets in motion a journey full of tension and struggle and hope—a journey at the end of which we find ourselves at the beginning again, with that simple grace continually urging us to call the journey our home.
Be Yourself and Love
The End (feat. Scenic Route)
Dance (feat. Bets Couper)
Sometimes - daniel couper & Nathaniel Couper
Sail - daniel couper & Valerie Couper
The Journey Is Long (and the End Isn't Near) [feat. Colin Jeffress]
Wise Old River
A sister EP to the previously released Bienvenu, Epilogue marries life with literature, exploring individual stories of grace, questions, and hard-fought redemption.
Epilogue: The Bienvenu Stories (2017)
Bienvenue (feat. Seth O'Kegley)
Beautiful, Sad Smile
Velveteen (feat. Taylor Hutchison)
This single follows in the vein of literary tribute, written from the perspective of J.K. Rowling's best character, Luna Lovegood.
Luna - Single (2018)
Download & Stream
We keep recycling the same stories, because they're worth it. This book, an extension of the Epilogue EP, explores one such narrative—the story of a weighty grace and the road beyond—in the light of five compelling works of literature: Les Misérables, the tale of St. Moses, the parable of the Prodigal Son, The Velveteen Rabbit, and Crime & Punishment.
This collection brings together the work of authors, poets, and artists from across East Tennessee, exploring these stories and their common themes through a variety of mediums.
This playlist combines the songs on Bienvenu with other songs which complement and contextualize them. If you're looking to engage on a deeper level with this album and its themes, this is a great place to start.
Perhaps it's not surprising to see a playlist of songs inspired by literature from a band in which half the members are (or were once) English teachers. Some of these allusions may be obvious, but since others are rather tricky, we've made a nerdy little document for you about it: