And So To Sleep // There Is No Sound - [Double A​-​Side]

by ailie.

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"And So To Sleep // There Is No Sound" [double a-side] is the third release from Ailie's forthcoming début album, 'West to the Evening Sun' (Nov 2017).

'And So To Sleep' is a slow-burning, richly-textured song exploring the alternating states of anguish and self-soothing following a painful loss: "The pull of your empty sorrow, it was vacuous, it was gravity to me / The chasm between our bodies, it was ravenous, ..majesty"

'There Is No Sound' is an introspective, urban-celtic dance track confronting the push-pull struggle of letting yourself fall for someone new when cautionary flashes from your past are pulling at your back: "There were night skies, and cinema screens / Smokescreen lovers fake as fake white plasticine skin on skin / My love, I have only just awoken."

Ailie's début album 'West to the Evening Sun' will be released 10 November 2017.
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released August 17, 2017

Ailie Blunnie: Vocals, Piano
Aideen Rickard: Trombone
Daragh Dukes: Kalimba, Percussion
Vyvienne Long: Cello
Neville Lloyd: Double Bass

Music and lyrics by Ailie Blunnie
Produced by Daragh Dukes, Dukes Productions
Additional production by Eoin Coughlan
Mastered by Wav Mastering

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Track Name: And So To Sleep
And So To Sleep

Sleep..

He looked at me, 'am I going down?'
He said to me, 'am I going down?'
He clung to me, 'am I going down?'

Can I go where you are, where are you?

Sleep..

He looked at me, 'am I going down?'
He said to me, 'am I going down?'
He clung to me, 'am I going down?'

You don't know me at all, you don't..

The pull of your empty sorrow, it was vacuous, it was gravity to me,
The chasm between our bodies, it was ravenous, it was majesty,
The pull of your empty sorrow, it was black, it was vast, it was black,
It was a black chasm between our bodies, it was cavernous, majesty,
The pull of your empty sorrow, vacuous.
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Track Name: There Is No Sound
There Is No Sound

My love, I have only just awoken..
There were night skies and cinema screens,
Smokescreen lovers fake as fake white plasticine skin on skin,
My love, I have only just awoken.

There were headlights, and city stars,
Star-crossed lovers nonchalantly wrapped around each other,
And there was you, you..

And every careful word you say,
I save up for a rainy day,
Days are going by so slow.

In the headlights, I was camouflaged, it was coming fast, it was..
My heart, there is no sound (x 2)
It was a long day, I was losing time, I was killing time, and I realised,
Those means and ends, they were just keeping me warm and me I was them, but you…

And every careful word you say,
I save up for a rainy day,
Days are going by so slow.

In the headlights, I was camouflaged, it was coming fast, it was..
My heart, there is no sound..
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