TAN is a musical meditation on the balance of darkness, light, past and future. Using Monteagle’s expressive song ‘TAN’ as the narrator, I wanted to explore eerie and evocative images that almost seemed to bubble up from the unconscious while we intuitively traveled around the country. The new year seems to always come with a dark cloud and this past year, in particular, was filled with loss and heaviness that has stuck with me. It gives me comfort to know that the past and the future have more in common when you give them both proper attention. This project is a reflection of how life can sometimes feel like an endless loop of longing, loneliness, horniness, and hunger that everyone experiences no matter where they are.