For Candlepower's second record, Scott Kauffmann enlisted a group of current and past Brooklyn-based artists, including Brian T. Murphy, Alex Foote, Melanie Penn, Brad Lyons, and Mason Ingram.
While this record was being made we were listening to, oh, Ryan Adams, Aimee Mann, Courtney Jaye, Crowded House, Kathleen Edwards, Tom Petty, Matthew Perryman Jones, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Make it Beautiful is a collection of hopeful songs for desperate situations. It was written in small rooms and obsessed over on the subway. It's louder than you might expect and more grateful than you might think.