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Nights Bright Days

by Chloë March

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1.
Winter Deep 03:39
Winter deep is this secret I keep Thorns catch at my clothes And some want to knock me down But I know how many are the stars But I know how many are the stars When I see your face Silent blackbird on midsummer day In roses in ruins from days of rain And who knows when I’ll be wanted again But I know how many are the stars But I know how many are the stars When you touch me I’m bound by this dream Always more hidden than seen I’m wayward with my time I fight it or it’s never quite mine Bound by this dream Always more hidden than seen But I know how many are the stars When you touch me How many are the stars
2.
The mirror behind your table Gives you the perfect view of you Your conversation like smoke Heady and confused I don’t remember your best lines But they were all about love And how our bodies were intricately designed To move with the signs from above And now I stand outside In the counterglow From all those years ago The faces around your table Alight with the light from you Protect you from the dark in the glass That sometimes calls for you But you’re safe here In the endless now Heady and confused
3.
Boho Night 04:00
Are you so certain there’s nothing wrong? You look so tired This can’t go on Let’s go revisit some dreams we had There’s a picture in a magazine Of a little house in San Fransisco Where we could live Let’s go revisit some dreams we had Oh there’s a wide road we could ride Without looking back Let’s go revisit some dreams we had Morrocan lamplight in the courtyard shimmering Let’s go revisit some dreams we had
4.
She never knew the night could be so warm Back home too many winters have frozen her to the bone But here on the other side of the world She starts to move She starts to unfurl Under an astonishing sky In the heavy Eucalyptus air She lets down her long white hair Luxurious night Her body free in the silver light She becomes her life She becomes She becomes her life
5.
Orpheus Head 04:54
I seem to be unfolding a corner of my mind Encouraged through these heady fields By a voice you throw behind My body’s drawn to follow you My heart begins to slow I know where you’re leading me You’re leading me deep below I can’t see you But I hear you You’re in my head, you’re in the ground beneath my feet You’re in my head, and I’m in your hands ‘til The everlasting deep I can’t believe you’ve come to me I seem to be inviting the shadows of my mind To gather round and walk with me To the place you always find My body’s full of heavy shade My heart begins to slow I know where you’re leading me You’re leading me deep below
6.
Ember 02:55
The icy night is at my back The heat is in your smile We stand around a bonfire on the ice It’s a slow start A snow spark An all-enveloping arms-around-me hold And suddenly I know There’s an ember in my heart The icy night is at my back My feet stand on the river And nothing moves Except me and you I’ll let the ash cover me when you leave Like black snow ‘Cos I already know There’s an ember in my heart And this ember in my heart Will set me free
7.
Le lonely Roi Seulement all alone Magnify these rooms See the habits ingrained La la la Le lonely Roi Seulement all alone I have no prescription I have only useless tenderness Richness in the abundance of my eternal unrest I will carve shapes of such peculiarity No-one will know me Magnify these rooms See the habits ingrained See how I’ve disgraced the family name I will be unearthly Readjustments will be made La la la Le lonely Roi Seuelement all alone
8.
Watching in the half-light For the moon to fall I follow it down As I walk through town And go through it all again Did I put on a good face? Did I take you to the right place? Is it time to forget? Walk away That’s enough now What’s yours is yours Waiting in the half-light For my mind to fall I follow it down Down to the underground Where I go through it all again What’s yours is yours What’s mine is mine Walk away That’s enough now Take me down This time it will be me who turns around I’ll raise my eyes from the ground
9.
I see him lit up His head thrown back His face turned to the sun Balanced in the boat His fingers float Translating the air into sound Oh would he see, would he turn, would he see me? Forever in the slipstream of Orpheus Of Orpheus at sea I followed him on land Where the sound from the kicking of his feet Rang through the earth so deep His shoulders without weight His hands heavy with fate His mouth a call from Paradise Oh would he turn, would he turn, would he see me? As close as I dare With an ear to the air Is this me With Orpheus at sea?
10.
Sunless 04:05
I remember your skin Used to glow like honey You were spun gold in salt Your feet miraculously resting on mine Wave after wave Takes me unawares Wave after wave Takes me to the place where Everything you taught me Was in the curve of your neck Everything you showed me I said I’d never forget You were the spinning sun To everyone The sun Sun Sun Sunless is my day Wave after wave Takes me unawares Wave after wave Takes me to the place where Everything you taught me Was in the curve of your neck Everything you showed me I said I’d never forget You were the spinning sun
11.
Dream Swim 04:24
A sunken pool So clear in the run-down shade I’m not allowed to be here But I’m hidden from view From everyone but you You watch from the shade Come on in Step by step Let’s go down Feel the cool on your skin Come on in Let’s go down Come on in Come in with me
12.
Owl 03:33
I’ll keep very still And close my eyes Anything I do will take them by surprise I hear them talking They’re all around me It’s mob rule and I’m not quite right I’ll fly with the owl With the owl owl owl owl owl If I wanted to I could fight you With the owl owl owl owl owl We don’t care how many tongues talk We don’t care how many faces look We have our own hiding places I hear them talking They’re all around me It’s mob rule and I’m not quite right I’ll fly with the owl With the owl owl owl owl owl If I wanted to I could fight you With the owl owl owl owl owl
13.
Heartsleep 03:49
I think you know I think you know what it’s like Like there’s nothing left The only cure Let your heart Sleep I dreamt of my baby So still I dreamt of my baby Inside me So still I think you know What it’s like When you’re empty The only cure Let your heart Sleep
14.
Woods 04:31
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When she falls I fall too Into the night These are the nets that I seem to like Sometimes the dark Gives me back to myself I fall back through the day Watching myself through everyone else Held in the nets Bound by stealth Sometimes the dark Gives me back to myself Sometimes the dark Gives me back
16.
Unlit 04:12
I wait for the right time Wait in the broken light My shoulders tight Nothing about me quite right Stay Don’t make we wait Something here Something’s gonna break Three lanterns fly by my window Three candles in the room I don’t light My hands tired of the fight Stay Don’t make we wait Something here Something’s gonna break Mmm…

about

Poetic, dreamy and engaging, ‘Nights Bright Days’ was originally released by Chloë in winter 2013 and is now re-released Nov 4th 2014 by Indie Label Hidden Shoal who she recently signed with.

‘Nights Bright Days’ is Chloë's third album and the second that she has written, performed, recorded and produced herself.

Four years in the making, the album began in November 2009 in a tiny, freezing holiday cottage in the bleak and beautiful Suffolk town of Aldeburgh.  Inspired by the cold full moon hanging over the sea, Chloë decided the album would be about the Night and Metamorphosis.  Four years later the album itself had transformed into a cycle of songs as dreams imbued with imagery of darkness and light, night and day and glimpses of Orpheus.

The album embraces elements of jazz, classical, folk and dream-pop, and features guest musicians on bass clarinet, soprano sax (Ted Watson), French horn (Emma Bell) and guitar (Tommy Ashby). ‘Nights Bright Days’ features the single ‘Winter Deep’, a shimmering waltz that opens the album with weightless grace.

The singles ‘Ember’ and ‘Winter Deep’ have both featured on Tom Robinson's BBC6 Introducing Show during 2014. Both were picked for the Introducing Mixtape and voted through to Fresh Faves on Tom Robinson's blog Fresh on the Net. Other tracks from ‘Nights Bright Days’ have been regularly played on the Danish National Radio DR P2 ‘Nightfly’ shows and have had airplay on The Underground of Happiness, Dandelion Radio, Future Radio, Ottic FM Germany and Channel Radio.

'Hidden Shoal (are) re-releasing that album which is a good thing as you can hear there, it’s absolutely gorgeous…’ Tom Robinson, BBC6

‘Entrancing artpop’ – textura

‘Musical witchcraft... Beauty is in the ears of the beholder and these ears behold beauty’– bluesbunny

‘Arresting sleepy headed woozy baroque folk dreaminess..... spell crafting all manner of enchantment’ – the sunday experience

‘Shimmery timeless quality’ – Von Pip for fresh on the net

‘Chloë March’s voice has a quality of intimacy and distance held at a delicate tension’ – the modern folk music of america

‘A stunning raw and emotional minimalism’ – Shell Zenner for fresh on the net

For more info please go to chloemarch.co.uk
For all Licensing Enquiries please contact cam[at]hiddenshoal.com

credits

released November 4, 2014

Vocals/Piano/Programming: Chloë March
Soprano Sax/Bass Clarinet: Ted Watson
Guitar: Tommy Ashby
French Horn: Emma Bell
All songs Written & Produced by Chloë March
Mastered by Steve Kitch

With many heartfelt thanks to: The wonderful Cam Merton, Ted for such beautiful playing and amazing generosity; My wonderful sister + french-horn-player extraordinaire Emma for understanding + pep-talks (klinkenhuden!); Tommy for the gorgeous playing, Joe Dürbeck for the Cinematique Instruments, Ann Stott, Gordon Hartley-Bennett and all friends online for the encouragement + support. And, as ever, thanks again Chris Mark, my love

For Orpheus, wherever, however....

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Vocalist, Producer, Composer and Pianist. Emotionally charged, highly distinctive, genre-defying, beautifully crafted and intensely atmospheric songs and soundworlds. Dreampop/Ambient Pop/Neo-Classical. 'Absolutely Superb' BBC6 Music. Independent Artist on Hidden Shoal and Powderkeg Records. Licensing Enquiries: cam[at] hiddenshoal.com ... more

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