Rolf Klausener has spent much of 2020 preparing for the 2021 release of Silkken’s second album, the follow up to 2014’s Not Forever Enough. Joining forces with The Acorn bandmate Pat Johnson and Martin Charbonneau, the trio are also joined by a host of guest musicians, including Sylvie Smith (Evening Hymns/Habitat), Joseph Shabason (Destroyer/Diana), Jon Hynes (Kathleen Edwards) and Jazmine Wykes, who lends her vocals to this track as well.

The tender, delicate track “Skipping Stones” was originally written and recorded “this week 10 years ago, with the winter holidays looming,” Klausener explains. “A loved one and I had to say goodbye to someone we'd never meet”. Ten years later, it felt right to “share this song after keeping it to ourselves for so long.”

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