Cincinnati-based indie artist, Shannon Garcia, has made her musical debut with the single “Spooky Action At A Distance”. A gentle melody of guitars and percussion underlay Garcia’s airy vocals, amounting to a calming listen that inspires both empathy and wonder.
The track features Garcia haunted by memories of someone long gone, yet optimistic about moving forward on her own. As the third track on her EP, she expresses her thoughts through beautifully crafted lyrics, saying, “It’s so distracting, how I try to understand why, at the most inopportune times, you occupy my mind … With the end in mind, I’ll start over.”
The artist said the writing was influenced by physics, as Garcia was listening to a lecture that ended up inspiring the name of the song. Einstein’s quantum entanglement, or the ability of separated objects to share a condition or state, inspired the themes and tone of the music. The idea of two things being interconnected by a mysterious communication channel- action at a distance- is something that inspired the group, and this mysterious quality is evident in the track.
The artist, who goes by Shannon Garcia and the Taken when she performs, got her start after Garcia moved from Raleigh, NC to Cincinnati, OH where she met percussionist and backing vocalist of indie rock group Why?, Josiah Wolf. He would later introduce her to fellow Why?member Matt Meldon (guitar), and she herself stumbled upon the talents of Jess Lamb and Warren Harrison at their regular gig at Japp’s in Cincinnati.
In 2016, divorce left a heartbroken Garcia to find herself through creating music. She picked up the familiar bass clarinet and received lessons from Lamb (piano), Meldon (guitar), and Wolf (drums). With her new talents, Garcia teamed up with Wolf, who used his own studio to produce fnExists, a four-track EP which features Garcia playing a vast array of traditional and unconventional instruments.
“Spooky Action At A Distance” is Shannon Garcia and the Taken’s first release and the third track off of upcoming EP, fnExists. Stay tuned for the group’s upcoming music. Garcia is looking forward to playing in a town near you.