Don't Count On Me

by The Controversy

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Jabod There has been critical buzz around The Controversy and I can see why. This album is varied in style, at times haunting and austere in a manner reminiscent of This Mortal Coil, at other times pulsing with electronic beats like 80s synthpop, while elsewhere influenced by trip hop. Laura Vall's beautiful enchanting voice is the main common thread.
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Walter Hargrave Very glad I picked this up, I am loving it!
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The Controversy invite you on a journey through intricate electronic beats, psychedelic ambiance, and lush pop melodies. Their latest album, "Don't Count On Me," has been named an "electronic art-pop masterpiece" by FourCulture Magazine, KCRW featured their single, "TwoVoices," as Today's Top Tune, and U&I Magazine named "Queen of Chinatown" their #1 Single of the Year. Bandcamp describes the album as "moody pop music that's turning heads." Yahoo! Music, Buzzbands LA, The Deli Magazine, El Periodico, Polari UK and Impose Magazine (amongst many others) have also featured and premiered their work.

The Controversy's sound is influenced by artists like St Vincent, David Bowie, Depeche Mode, Miike Snow, Portishead, Radiohead, M83 and Massive Attack. Their music has been described as "seamless mash up of electronica with psychedelic rock; infectious pop songs which merge the melodies of 80's Depeche Mode and OMD with a touch of The Knife and Metronomy."

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released February 10, 2015

All songs written by The Controversy (Thomas Hjorth & Laura Vall)
All songs produced by The Controversy
All songs mixed by The Controversy @ Velvet Mind Productions with additional mixing by Mehdi Hassine
All songs recorded @ Velvet Mind Studios, Silver Lake, CA except "Neon Sign" recorded @ Studio 188, Culver City, CA and "Just Say You Love Me Again" recorded live by Mehdi Hassine @ Musicians Institute Studios, Hollywood, CA
Drums and cello recording for all songs by Mehdi Hassine @ Musicians Institute Studios, Hollywood, CA
Artwork design by Thomas Hjorth
Artwork photography by Mehdi Hassine
® © ℗ All rights reserved, Los Angeles, CA 2015

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Intricate electronic beats, psychedelic ambiance, and lush pop melodies. Their latest album, "Don't Count On Me," has been named an "electronic art-pop masterpiece" by FourCulture Magazine, KCRW featured their single, "Two Voices" as Today's Top Tune, and U&I Magazine named "Queen of Chinatown" their #1 Single of 2014. Bandcamp describes the album as "moody pop music that's turning heads." ... more

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Track Name: Two Voices
Always been a shy kid,
Afraid of judging eyes I hid, I hid.
Following the shadows at night,
Always trying to fit in.

As the years went passing by
I had enough, grew tired of the dark.
Don't wanna pretend anymore
I wanna shout and

Let it out, howl at the night.
Two voices to release
Get it out, laugh at the fright
Two voices for relief

Let it out, howl at the night.
Two voices to release
Get it out, laugh at the fright
Two voices for relief

At times I still feel that chill
Crawling through my spine, it's caving in.
All the walls are closing on me,
Don't wanna give in, don't give in.

Let it out, howl at the night.
Two voices to release
Get it out, laugh at the fright
Two voices for relief

Let it out, howl at the night.
Two voices to release
Get it out, laugh at the fright
Two voices for relief
Track Name: Queen of Chinatown
Walking down the street,
Away from where he's no one.
Street light on his eyes,
Glows the world of Aima.

No one will see
the truth under the makeup
The sequins will shine
The queen is back tonight

He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
Everyone loves Aima at night
He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
Happiness until the lights go on

High heels in his hands,
Street lights his last companions.
Boys down the street,
Shouting him some loving.

As the boys' laugh and their hands hunt Aima down
Fast the blade goes
Aima's life fades away, fades away
But he smiles, and, sings

He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
Everyone loves Aima at night
He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
Happiness until the lights go out, out, out

Always do what you wanna do
Always did what he wanted to

He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
He's the queen, queen of Chinatown
Track Name: Neon Sign
Like a neon sign
Always in front of me like a neon sign
Glowing in front of me like a neon sign
Like a neon sign

How could I have been so blind for so long, so long
You are still in your mind not knowing how come, how come

I woke up, I woke up

Never asked to be your doll, why did you fool me, fool me?
Your need to control the world, won’t let you see you chocked me

I woke up, I woke up

Like a neon sign

How could I have been so blind
How could I have been so blind
Track Name: Thirty Horses Gently Weep
Tell me something I don't know,
Something that I used to know, love.

Maybe it was just a dream
Undressing me for the sin, love.

And all you long,
And all you see,
And all you do
Is for me.

You were the air,
I burst to breathe,
I'm gasping now within.

Oh, (And all I wanted)
If I could feel, (And all I need)
If I could feel, (And all the feelings)
I know you want it (You want it)

Oh, (And all you wanted)
If your eyes could see, (And all you need)
If my eyes could see, (And all the feelings)
I know you want it (You want it)
I know you want it (You want it)

Tell me something I don't know,
Something that I used to know, love

Touch me slowly, breathe me in,
Thirty horses gently weep, love.

And all you long,
And all you see,
And all you do
Is for me.

You were the air,
I burst to breathe,
I'm gasping now within.

Oh, (And all I wanted)
If I could feel, (And all I need)
If I could feel, (And all the feelings)
I know you want it (You want it)

Oh, (And all you wanted)
If your eyes could see, (And all you need)
If my eyes could see, (And all the feelings)
I know you want it (You want it)
I know you want it (You want it)
Track Name: Luna
Luna de fuego sentada en el mar
Bella durmiente bañándose en paz
Olas de oro son tu cuna
Y suave viento tu balanceo

Luna que estas tan celosa del sol
Que tiñes la noche de carmín
Los árboles bailan a tu compás
Y las sombras temen tu luz

Luna que besas la tierra
la tierra que se esconde en mis uñas
Recordándome que somos una
Me emborrachas de tu luz
Me llenas de deseo
Me elevas al infinito
Luna, lunita, llévame contigo,
Luna, lunita, llévame contigo.

Mis pies rozan el agua dorada,
Mi vestido se hace pesado,
Oigo tu llamada.
Dejando el mundo atrás,
Uniendome con la noche.

Estoy de camino,
espérame luna de fuego,
Hasta el fondo del mar
Luna, lunita, llévame contigo,
Luna, lunita, llévame contigo,
Luna, lunita, llévame contigo.
Track Name: Fly
Fly, fly

I wanna run,
Holding my hands high,
Shake it all away.

Scream like the devils' sent
As I'm a castaway.

And like there's no tomorrow,
Nor yesterday,
Just today.

I wanna jump,
I wanna play it all the way.

And fly
Fly

I wanna sing
Top of my lungs
You wanna sing with me?

Dance like a mad man
As you've always seen me do

Roll on the floor
Asking for more
Don't matter where I go

And laugh the loudest,
Let them stare,
They just don't dare.

And fly
Fly

Don't break me now
Don't break me now
Don't break me

Don't break me now
Don't break me now
Don't break me
I wanna go
A thousand places
Like never before

I wanna live this life,
Ride it all the way

Never look back
Keep running fast
No need to catch my breath

I'm gonna sing
Top of my lungs
Come sing with me.

And fly
Fly
Track Name: You Know
I can explain,
Why you’re my everything.
You changed my life.
You know, you know.

I was no one,
Lost in my dreams
You saved me
You know, you know.
Track Name: Just Say You Love Me Again
I miss that sparkle in your eyes
Remember how we used to laugh?
Just say you love me again.

Was it me that became cold
And froze the summer of your soul?
Just say you love me again.

Please let me in your world once more,
I promise that I will be yours
Just say you love me again.