Susannah Cutler is a songwriter and producer born in the Bronx and raised in Manhattan and Upstate New York. With a blues guitarist for a father and a country singer for a mother, she was introduced at birth to the profession of music. In 2014, she gave her private universe a public name and began playing shows in Brooklyn as Yours Are the Only Ears. Naming the project created space for Cutler's collection of deeply personal and surreal poetry to flourish and take new shape. Cutler taught herself how to record out of a desire for autonomy and recorded the Yours Are the Only Ears debut, Knock Hard, a triumphant testament to self love and perseverance when it feels as though the world has turned upside down. The album's cover art and lyric sheets were also illustrated and designed by Susannah.