Oaths of Abundance
Oaths of Abundance is an album of uplifting and inspirational songs about transcendence, acceptance, unity and finding the silver lining in any situation.
All songs on Oaths of Abundance were written by Nicole-Marie. The songs were recorded at Bear Creek Recording Studio in Woodinville, Washington. The album was mixed and produced by Taylor Carroll and mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, Washington. The band The Cosmic Shuffle provided the music for the songs on this album. The song "Love Soldiers" was inspired by The Womens' March on Washington. The song "My Inheritance" was inspired by the death of the singer/songwriter's mother from ALS in 2017. The song "Multicultural World" incorporates ethnic instruments and percussion from around the world including native american flute, kalimba and even a tibetan singing bowl. "Dream Come True" is a song about letting go from a place of love. The song "Setting Sunlight Free" is inspired from Shamanism whereas "Audience of One" and "Insignificance" are inspired by Christianity. "Insignificance" was written to counteract the narcissism that is inherit in today's American culture. “Audience of One” is about being rejected by the music industry for identifying as Christian. Finally, the opening track, "Don't Know What It's Called" is a song about the hope of finding love again. The songwriter started to record Oaths of Abundance after a painful divorce and the recording process was also a healing process in trying to recover from 25 years of narcissistic abuse. Nicole-Marie hopes to inspire people to overcome their hardships in life. She is a cancer survivor, is hearing imparied (at times, legally deaf) and is a survivor of narcissistic abuse.