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HEY IT'S ME AGAIN / SORRY I DIDN'T MEAN TO SCARE YOU / I JUST HAVE A LOT TO SAY / I'M OFTEN FOUND ARMS UP AND SHOUTING 'CAUSE I HAVE THIS FEAR OF GOING UNHEARD / I COMPENSATE A LOT / I'M NOT FLASH LIKE LIGHTNING IS / I RARELY FEEL SEEN / I PUT TOO MUCH PRESSURE ON MY SOUND / I ALWAYS THINK I HAVE TO MAKE IT RHYME, SING OR BE SOME BREED OF PROFOUND / I'VE FOUND THERE IS A HIGH DECIBEL TO LIVING / I TALK TO DROWN THINGS OUT / IF YOU THINK I'M LOUD YOU SHOULD HEAR THE VOICES IN MY HEAD / I'VE BEEN COMPARED TO A WHIP CRACK BUT I PREFER THE TERM RUMBLE / WHEN I SPEAK THERE ARE NO FIGHTER PLANES LANDING BUT THERE ARE SKATEBOARDS ABOUT TO HIT THE TREFLIP / I KNOW I'M NOT AS SOFT AS RAIN / I CAN'T SAY THINGS GENTLY / WHY SHOULD I WHEN THE UNIVERSE BEGAN WITH A HOT SHOUT? / IT TOOK IT'S FIRST WET BREATH AND SAID / OPEN YOUR DOORS / LET THE LIVING IN / ALL LIFE BEGINS WITH SOUND / GIVE ME YOUR CRY, KICK / GIVE ME YOUR MOAN, LAUGH, YOUR FIRST PUMP OF HEART / THIS IS HOW I LIKE TO SEE MYSELF: / LIFE DESCENDING OVER & OVER / I'M STITCHED WITH THE SAME THREAD THAT WOVE THE BIG BANG / I'M CLASHING COLOURS / I'M THE QUESTION : ARE YOU REALLY GOING TO WEAR THAT TODAY? / AND THE YES THAT FOLLOWS / I'M NOT YOUR GOD / BUT I HEARD HE'S UP HERE SOMEWHERE / PEOPLE FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT ME AS THEY DO A WET DOG SHAKING / I DON'T SMELL AS BAD / I'M NOT AS FAR REACHING / 'CAUSE RIGHT NOW THERE'S A BOY IN HIS PLAY MOBILE HOUSE / AND HE'S CRYING / BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COMFORT WHEN THE WORDS DON'T WORK / SO THE MORE I TALK THE MORE HE CRIES / BOY I DON'T KNOW HOW TO LISTEN WITHOUT TRYING TO BE THE ANTIDOTE / BOY I ALWAYS TAKE ON SO MUCH WEIGHT AND SAY TOO MUCH / BOY I'M LOUD AT ALL THE WRONG TIMES / BOY THIS IS THE WRONG TIME / I REPEAT / BOY THIS IS THE WRONG TIME / HOW DO YOU SHOUT WITHOUT RAISING YOUR VOICE / HOW DO YOU TAKE THE HAND OF A FRIEND AND WHISPER this is what the thunder says
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Verse Sorry I didn't mean to scare you I just have a lot to say I rarely feel seen I put too much pressure on my sound Open your doors Let the living in Oh open your doors Let the living in Chorus Oh life begins with sound Oh and if you think I'm loud You should hear the voices in my head, in my head Oh hear the voices in my head, in my head Oh life begins with sound And if you think I'm loud
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Intro Chorus I know I'm not as soft as rain Don't say always the things you'd like me to say But if this life began with a shout Bang big enough to blow the cobwebs out Then with this breath I'll sing Open your doors Let the living in Verse 1 Cos it began with a sound Give me your cry, kick, moan Give me your soft thump of heart Spun from the same thread that wove this life Verse 2 It all began with a sound And too much left yet to say A fear of going unheard Fear of fading away out of sight out of mind Chorus 2 I know I'm not as soft as rain Don't say things you'd like me to say But if this life began with a hot shout Big enough to blow the cobwebs out Then with this breath I'll sing Open your doors Let the living in Verse 3 It began with a sound It didn't ask or hesitate Unapologetic and proud Pulled up a chair took a place at the table Verse 4 Yes it began with a sound A high decibel Loud at all the wrong times Cos it's dying to tell you The secret Trying to tell you The secret Of the voices in it's head Chorus 3 I know I'm not as soft as rain Don't say things you'd like me to say But if this life began with a hot shout Big enough to blow the cobwebs out Then with this breath I'll sing Open your doors Let the living in

about

What would happen if you gave the same poem to five different musicians and asked them to create their own musical response to the words and performance?

We sent an amazing poem by Holly Moberley to one of our musician friends to see what kind of musical world they could create around Holly's words. Then we sent it to another friend... and another...

It's been an amazing journey to put this all together. The variety of different moods, styles and creative processes around the same source material is breath-taking.

Watch the film of our process and reactions to hearing each others work for the first time:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0ZDjWoGBLQ


✦ The Musicians ✦
Al Swainger
Producer, composer and bassist from Bristol. Al creates rich and eclectic atmospheres to help you daydream and stimulate your emotions.
www.alswainger.com
music.alswainger.com
instagram.com/alswaingers_pointless_beauty
ko-fi.com/alswainger

Ben Mowat
Composer, music producer and violinist who work across multiple genres from orchestral and choral to electronic and sound design.
www.benmowat.com
instagram.com/benmowatcomposer

ISOLDÉ
Singer, songwriter, composer, producer, choral director and teacher based in Bristol, UK. She produces songs that fuse neo-soul, electronica & experimental pop, and curates vocal projects that push the creative boundaries of contemporary vocal music.
www.isoldemusic.co.uk
isoldemusic.bandcamp.com
instagram.com/isoldemusic
www.youtube.com/channel/UC3yoR6yM6JS-ph4ZVWijyIA

✦ The Poet ✦
Holly Moberley
Spoken word performer who is studying creative writing at Bath Spa. Holly recently won the Lyra - Bristol Poetry Festival slam. Holly's poem was inspired by T S Eliot's The Wasteland and depicts Thunder as a complex character struggling with her own loudness.
www.instagram.com/bird_and_thebee/

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released May 23, 2021

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Charlie + Jake Bristol, UK

Vocals and multi-instrumental duo, combining powerful, soulful vocals with rich piano to weave stories of love, friendship and sense of place.

Often cute and cheerful, sometimes wandering into the misty and mellow then swiftly dropping into the groovy and sassy to get everyone clapping along again. Every instrument under the sun will be used in loopy chaotic explosions of fun.
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