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Connor Shafran Some solid EP tracks! Can't wait to see where these guys go next. Favorite track: angels and arches.
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here lies our origin.

featuring all original music by both Barrett and Massoth, the EP served as a training ground to find their voice and explore the endless possibilities this music has to offer. now, you can enjoy it all for yourself while knowing that the Artists are hard at work, constantly pushing their limits in pursuit of a truly original sound.

be on the look out for The Influence's first full length album, coming in 2016.


released December 25, 2015

original music by Jonathan Barrett and Joe Massoth
mixed and mastered by Connor Shafran


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The Influence Lexington, Kentucky

based in lexington ky, this power duo explores the endless possibility found in the fusion of genres like alt. rock, jazz, and groove. classically trained in music and bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience playing all styes, The Influence is excited to spread their wings and find their own sound in the music scene of today. ... more

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Track Name: tearing down walls
in my sleep, i dream crazy
i might leave, yes, no, maybe
if i go, who’s gonna stop me
oh i might try, just might try it
and if you’re willing you can go with me
here i go, you can follow
who are you? i’ve forgotten

who am i? am i rock and roll?
i’m in so many different places that i never really know
but so what? cause it’s all good to me
and i’ll tear down these walls, i’ll burn ‘em all
just watch me, yeah

new york waits, bright and shining
future fate, go down fighting
breathe it in, sip straight no chaser
oh au privave, doesn’t matter
and alice never saw it coming
Wonderland, rabbit’s waiting
who are you? i’ve forgotten

you can try, try to save me
i don’t care, yes, no, maybe...
Track Name: angels and arches
this one’s for Me
I’m letting You go to set us free
to breathe and change and grow
this one’s for Me
my world starts to spin
overcome anxiety with intention meant to win

flow through me now
flow endlessly
come to me now
come dance with me

faith can save you when love can't

this one’s for You
a diamond in the rough, Picasso blue
we’ll always stay in touch
this one’s for You
under a beating sun
shot across the moonlight to a place where stars are hung

faith can’t take you where love can