Keep Close

by Winter Wayfarer

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    Digipak CD of Winter Wayfarer's first full-length album Keep Close featuring the two singles, "Silver Pocket Watch," and "The First Fire." Artwork by Abigail Ervin.

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Viviane 02:41
Keep Close 05:18
Présager 04:14
Ellinor 01:28
Always 05:24
Neville 01:21
I Confess 03:21
Everything 06:40
In the Wake 07:19
The Labrador 07:27


Keep Close is the first full-length album by Winter Wayfarer and is the beginning to a concept album series. This chapter of the story focuses on the main character's early life, her longing to understand the world around her, and her parents' inherent struggles.


released October 18, 2017

Engineering & production by Collin Hop in Le Mars, IA.
Mixing & Mastering by Jim Hughes (Northary) in Sioux Falls, SD.
Album artwork by Abigail Ervin.
Additional artwork by Jim Hughes.
Additional artwork and album design by Collin Hop.

All songs written, arranged, and recorded by Collin Hop

Collin Hop: Vocals, Guitars, Acoustic, Piano, Synth, Accordion, Bass, Drums & Percussion
Jake Hansen, Ian Johnson, & Ryan Vande Vegte: Additional Vocals
Marty Balmer: Violin
Max Foster: Cello


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Winter Wayfarer Le Mars, Iowa

Winter Wayfarer is a solo project by Collin Hop. Through the story that drives this conceptual series of music, I hope to be able to share with you the images I see in my head. This story follows a fictional tale of a heavily burdened character and her travels. Starting from the 1880s, the story maneuvers its way through the coming decades. Please join me in the development of this project! Thanks ... more

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