SOURCE: Author Mae Edwards

November 20, 2013 16:31 ET

Ethereal Indie Rocker and Author Mae Edwards Launches 'Starlette & Saint: A Memoir on Dualism' -- an Ambitious Multi-Media Project Chronicling Her Powerful Spiritual Journey

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 20, 2013) -  In the late '80s, Mae Edwards (www.maeedwards.com) was still years away from embarking on the powerful and life-changing spiritual journey that has come to define her music and artistic aesthetic. Perhaps sensing something big was coming, she wrote lyrics that perfectly captured her bold approach to life.

The opening lines of "Castle of Dreams," a song she wrote for Stages of a Dream, recorded by her prog-rock heavy metal band Mental Landscape, were: "I will feel no regret tomorrow. No fear for what the future holds..." 

For Edwards, that "future" is now, as she embarks on the release of a fascinating and bold multi-media project, starting with the rollout of 45 tracks on four CDs over a period of a few months, which she is launching December 1 with the 11-track set No Prayers Could Ever Save Me From the Love You Never Gave Me.

She has also published the lushly illustrated hardcover book "Starlette & Saint: A Memoir on Dualism," which includes lyrics and chord charts for every song and beautiful spiritual prose commenting on them. Her commentaries reflect her years-long studies into numerous spiritual traditions (Christianity, Buddhism) as well as thought provoking references to folklore, world history, psychology, U.S. travel destinations and popular film.

For the lavish "Starlette" persona, which represents the egotistical narcissistic self, Edwards dons a 1930s Hollywood hairstyle, feathered boas, tough leather outfits and fishnets. For the "Saint," she wears the white hooded robe of the Virgin Mary, the armor of Joan of Arc and bears the Sword of God as a symbol of spiritual strength.

The songs and book are also available digitally, with the tracks downloadable as mp3s and the book available on iTunes/Bookstore.

Also in the works is a unique 52-week menu set cookbook, inspired by the emotions of these songs.

To add depth, gravitas and edge to fresh recordings of these pieces, she co-produced them with Johnny Karlsson, a onetime Swedish guitar wunderkind best known for his extensive work in TV, film and game music.

The tracks were later mixed by Eric Greedy, whose pop/rock resume includes everyone from Ringo Starr and Robbie Robertson to Barbra Streisand, Smashing Pumpkins and Kelly Clarkson.

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