The concept for this album is very simple: we're all on a journey, and sometimes we lose our way.
There are adventures, wildernesses, treasures, monsters, looters, people out to send us down the wrong path.
Through it all, we must grow in wisdom and experience, find our compass once again and find our way back to the true path in order to reach our full potential: our destiny.
This album began almost two years ago with the song Labyrinth. At first, LEAH thought this might become her "non-metal" album.
But after writing a few songs and developing them with Oliver Philipps (producer), it became clear this was not that album.
The songs ended up getting heavier and she resolved to let these songs be what they need to be without forcing them into any specific box.
She didn't try to make them more Celtic or more Fantasy -- that is just exactly what they called for.
And so, you'll find a bit of an eclectic mix on this album - not trying to be more metal - it's just exactly what it needs to be.
Within that, you'll find quirky prog moments, more elaborate orchestrations, more vocal tone, depth and range from LEAH (after working with Brett Manning & coaches on this), fun medieval moments, the occasional dragon growl, and a few other interesting surprises.
The last song written was the title track, The Quest, which was by far, the biggest, most epic song LEAH has written to date.