Photo courtesy of Suzanna Choffel.
When Suzanna Choffel wrote the parental-like ballad, “Go Forth,” the singer-songwriter thought the only thing she was trying to birth was her album, Hello Goodbye. But a week later, she learned she was pregnant with her first child. Not only does the record predate this momentous event, but also includes an accurate prediction of her brush with morality after leaving her child for the first time to perform in France. Choffel’s intuition coupled with her trademark lush folk-funk sound serve as a vehicle for Choffel’s detailed illustrations of her life, while her experiences illustrate the album’s central theme: how to reconcile the push-pull of opposing desires, which in Choffel’s case, manifests as a struggle to balance family life and music.
The Voice contestant and Austinite stopped by Eklektikos to show KUTX what’s in store for her concert on December 14th to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Check out the live performance below!
– Written by Emily Gruner/KUTX
Host: John Aielli
Audio: Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott