The Singing Sister is Available Now as a Single

Remember the song that Arlene sang to Gwen back in Chapter 6 and again in Chapter 9? We know at least some of you do, because you wrote in to tell us how much you loved it, and to ask whether it was available as a standalone track.

Well…it is now! We re-recorded it with a new arrangement and live instruments. Head over to to purchase it for $1 (or more if you’d like to be very kind. Patreon subscribers, check your Patreon feed for a coupon code to save 50¢.)

And for today’s bonus content, we talked to the talented folks involved for insight into making the song.

Keep reading for full credits and attributions.

“The Singing Sister”

Copyright © 2015 by Gibian, Glass & Madera

Lyrics by Zach Glass & Christian T. Madera, based on a traditional folk song
Music by Anya Gibian

This version arranged, orchestrated, and produced by Tom Lee.

Recorded and Edited by Justin Tricarico at Studio 302, Queens College, Queens, NY.

Performed by:

Anya Gibian – Vocals

Emily P. Dana – Harp, Violin, Viola
Simona Donova – Flute
Zach Glass – Trumpet
Tom Lee – Percussion programming
Kelsey Sheldon – Cello

Mixed by Chris Montalbo of The Last Alliance.

Executive Produced by Zach Glass & Christian T. Madera

The Making-Of Featurette:

This episode is heavily inspired by Song Exploder, which we highly recommend.

Music used:

“Cruel Sister” by Pentangle (Amazon | iTunes | Google Play | Spotify)
Main Title Theme from HOUSE OF CARDS by Jeff Beal (Amazon | iTunes | Google Play | Spotify)