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WHO WOULD HOLD YOU?
I heard it in a voice today, inside a language. Like a familiar scent coming from the basement, and I could feel it; maybe I’ll look back at this as something sacred, when I could have you again? We reach out in waves. I can see your bobbing head, up and down and down again. Your experience is not the same, you secretly enjoy this. I can’t formulate myself, muscles weakened, flexibility strained. The body speaks before I do, (it) cries and shouts inside me. But I’m forgiving, I’m forgiving, I’m forgiving, I’m forgiving. First your hands and then your voice. Time is sunken, undefined and lost inside itself. You find me floating slightly out of view. It’s time you say and I understand it. Who would take you in, if I was taken by volcanoes? Who would hold you if the sky betrayed us? You would learn about the shades of pain, while I was meadow grass, and sounds of velvet rain. Who would tell you, you are singular and everlasting? Beautiful like violent waves in an unapologetic storm. I would tell you, you are all of that. I would tell you, you are all of that. I would tell you, you are all of that. I would tell you, you are all of that. Who would take you in, if I was taken by volcanoes? Who would hold you if the sky betrayed us?
released February 23, 2022
Who Would Hold You? is composed, arranged and produced by Thus Owls. Lyrics by Erika Angell.
Erika Angell - Vocals
Simon Angell - Bass
Sam Joly - Drums
Claire Devlin - Tenor Saxophone
Adam Kinner - Tenor Saxophone
Jason Sharp - Bass Saxophone
Recorded by Radwan Ghazi Moumneh in February 2021 at Hotel2Tango, Montreal.
Mixed by Radwan Ghazi-Moumneh at Hotel2Tango, Montreal.
Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering, Montreal.
Cover Art by Louis-Alexandre Beauregard.
The creation of this work was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
The mesmerizing and dark velvet sounding Thus Owls from Montreal is built around the core of Swedish-Canadian couple Erika
and Simon Angell. Simon’s harshly charismatic guitar blends with the urgency of Erika’s vocals to create a sound that bends and stretches their unusual compositions into ever newer and surprising shapes....more