Sean O’Reilly is singer-songwriter from New England. He is a self-taught pianist, singer, producer, and engineer. His music is written and recorded alone, in quiet contemplation; it balances, on the edge of a knife, the spider webs of emotional complexity with the blunt force of raw honesty – artisanal music for those seeking unrefined beauty.
What does a singular mind sound like when twisting into itself? A string of thought, tied in knots around a possibility, unraveled at both ends?
The Beginning, The End and After is a sonic novella; its plot is ordinary and inconsequential, common, and not special. It is so common, in fact, that there is likely not a soul that has not lived this story and lived longer still to tell the tale to friends, family, co-workers, or acquaintances at a holiday party just tipsy enough to sit and listen, but not quite sober enough to remember in the morning.
It is in the ordinary that we dwell, and in these ordinary moments buildings fall and the hands of desperation emerge from the rubble, intent to …