Vanilla Blue is the first of many new releases from Alex Bent + the Emptiness in 2017.
I’m just trying to love you / Umbrella for the rain clouds / You won’t hold me like you used to / Ground I walk cursed now / Tryin’ to hold on to a feeling / Building sandcastles / I need something to believe in / We feel fragile / I’m too vanilla / You’re too blue / I play the villain / It’s what you’re used to / I beg to differ / Pack up my business / Walking the way home / Roaming the pillars / Pick up your crayons / Color my feelings / Paint it vanilla / But you choose blue / Oh, when I pick you up, tell Jesus Christ I made it / There’s something about tonight that makes it hard for me to fake it / If it’s your mind that hates me, then your eyes still like the view / I never fell from heaven, I just fell out of love with you / Sometimes I can feel the heat coming from the sunrise / I can feel us slip, I’m stuck on the outside / Dim the lights, I fade away / ‘brella out, it rains today / Hold her, control her / You shoot me like a soldier / You’re blue.
released May 24, 2017
(A. Bent, R. Deacon)
Produced by Riley Deacon and Alex Bent
Recorded by Matthew Facca at Facca Audio, Saskatoon, SK, November 2016 - April 2017
Additional samples and pre-production recorded by Riley Deacon at Alex’s House and The Store, Saskatoon, SK, September - November 2016
Vocals, Keyboards and Drum programming by Alex Bent
Programming and additional vocals by Riley Deacon
Samples performed by Alyssa Maloney
Electric and acoustic guitar by Matthew Facca
Mixed by Matthew Facca
Mastered by Trevor Case
Special thanks to Oliver Friesen for the inspiration
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