Gouldians

by Kim Janssen

/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     €1 EUR  or more

     

about

Kim Janssen's new single, 'Gouldians', feels explosive and subdued at the same time. With the drums and bass up close and a jangling rhythm guitar as its backbone, it rolls like a fast train.

Kim sounds slightly aloof while wearing his heart on his sleeve, singing about confiding in a pet Jack Dempsey when 'the ice has grown thin' around him and seeking company at strangers' funerals. The Black Nazarene makes an appearance as does snowfall in the Middle East, and throughout, brightly colored Gouldian Finches crop up, rolling and diving like swarms of sparrows.

Expertly mixed by Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Blood On The Tracks, Graceland) the tension is present right from the beginning of the track and builds and erupts only at the very end, in a swirl of shimmering synthesizers and ethereal vocals.

lyrics

Lyrics:

There are feathers red and gold, raining on the lawn
and suddenly I miss everyone

They're carrying the Nazarene and it's snowing in the Middle East
I see the white palm trees in my sleep

I need a jewel fish or a wolf, a Jack Dempsey to confide in
because the ice around me is growing thin

All the greatest say that you will have to let everyone slide
if you want to find that needle's eye

And they're moving overhead, with little golden wings and feathers bright like fire
In the waning light all I'd hid in the ground there, rises to the sky

I put on a shirt and a tie, sometimes when I feel alone
and go to strangers' funerals

All the greatest say that you will have to suffer everyone's wrath
if you want to walk that narrow path

And they're moving overhead, with little golden wings and feathers bright like fire
In the waning light all I'd hid in the ground there, rises to the sky

credits

released January 27, 2017

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feed for this artist

about

Snowstar Records Utrecht, Netherlands

Snowstar Records is a Dutch indie-label since 2003.

Artists: Kim Janssen / Herrek / I am Oak / Town of Saints / LUIK / Bart van der Lee / The Secret Love Parade / The Subhuman / Lost Bear / broeder Dieleman / Ian Fisher / The Fire Harvest ... more

contact / help

Contact Snowstar Records

Streaming and
Download help

Shipping and returns

Redeem code