Defunct Summer

by Stars in Coma

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1.
Sunlight 03:06
Seasons spark different reactions In the springtime you loved my eyes Cause they were gazing at the possibilities In this rise we were all so blind Will we ever merge with our fantasies? With this sunlight on my shoulder I don't need to be sure With this sunlight on my shoulder I don't need to be sure I don't need to be on my way Midsummer on its way, but our dreams are still unfulfilled Will this Tuesday never end Oh it's all so cyclical, but the number of bottles keeps growing and the lush grass will soon turn grey will we ever merge with our fantasies? With this sunlight on my shoulder I don't need to be sure I don't need to be sure I don't need to be on my way
2.
They told me bad things about you that I couldn't believe I see you every day you look fine to me Just a touch of skewness that has always been your charm corresponding to the cold winds in our psyches The guns are flying over our heads the bets aren't settled yet meanwhile, they divest everything even my mind is up for sale Now we staying in when we wanna have fun drinking mass-produced wine from the government No use for the streets, they're just hurting you on sight Our own nation is enough look how beautiful you are
3.
Dreaming of eight years ago It's not even about the jobs anymore They are losing purpose quicker Than the leakage of your soul We're looking for love in each other's eyes If it's the only thing we've got, we're saved The feet wonder where to run Maybe to a place set out for you in the shadow Where no one knows your face In the midst of the basement scene You relaunch your career, again What else can you do My identity is always set in stone You don't need your nation to carry you home Just give me a cushion sometimes But I don't have to see your face To know you've been hurt before We've all been hit by sorrows, you know The mind looks for the next thing But we haven't been hopeful for a long time Just trying to fix what's broken Running up that pyramid seems pointless now Running up that pyramid seems futile now Still I got my love for sweet music I don't need my nation to carry me home Just pat me on the back sometimes, will you I don't need to hear your voice To know you've been fucked up before By the people you hate the most By the people you love the most
4.
I have to admit, I was the tower in your dream stop being so cryptic, why don't speak from the heart instead but my heart was poisoned by mental pollution sipping out from those expressionless heads you see on the streets Can't you see, I was the cloud in your misanthropy a traveler in your dream, lurking too much for you to get your rest, now your soul is in distress we need to interrupt those eerie signals to find that piece of mind drifting away from our childhood
5.
Heal my wounds now but no, you're depressed so I need to heal yours once again there's always like crazy long time between us 10 hours on the run are just too much Working away your life in that university town that commute is just a drag I miss you every day sometimes I feel you're on a different continent you're so busy, so I can't call you And the shadows lurk in our minds that's why we need to take that trip in the springtime each year Up on Klunkerkranich, we're easier to deal with, don't you think By the seaside view, we're just kissing until the mornings come softer Working away your life in that university town that commute is just a drag I miss you every day sometimes I feel you're on a different continent you're so busy, so I can't call you The lighthouse is still on, let's swim there When we're lost, just look for the sun Always looking for the sun
6.
These streets are nagging me Telling the same stories of rumbling through the night I'm subdued from everyone's low intensity I'm a fire burning of emotions Stuck inside a reasonably male body I'm rootless by choice I have no home Even if I'm not alone, there is no magnetism Attaching me to a specific pole I'm always traveling, away From former versions of myself really believing I am different now I'm just trading habits for a while Fooling myself once a while This modern man I've become Is a curse, but what could we do Without technology now We would be silent corpses Without those permanent wires Connecting us
7.
In an oversized beach shirt standing on the driveway with my beginner's guitar planting the seed that grew my identity so tempting to live in that memory In the red Saab, from London to Scotland with my parents trying to save their marriage but not even the beauty of St Andrews could keep them together much longer they divorced a year later Always on replay a surprise party on my 20th birthday arranged by my mum and her new guy I didn't grow up that day but when I do It will be on a greener steppe and not on this windy hill
8.
Hourglass 03:03
meet me at the lower side of the hourglass it's not a long way down to the entry of your dying empathy I've got the luxury to contemplate to think about the erratic ways life can take But philosophy keeps triggering all my worry holes I spent less than an hour evaluating the crisis I carry all my friends until kingdom come I carry all of your troubles til the morning comes keep them close until you're wealthy enough that's how you survive that secret voice inside will not reveal itself this time I'm not sure when it all went wrong what made you this blind you only loosed the screws holding together this universe now I spend days thinking about other people's problems I carry all my friends until kingdom come I carry all of your troubles til the morning comes
9.
And I was young and unafraid but insecure as hell unpolitical and vain you tried to find a safe place for you and me nowhere to be found just the same shit all around They're closing the gates to our town keep burning bridges right next to me It was fair of you to remind us that we are not just numbers that life is something more than just counting in the troops it was fair of you to show us that we are not just gatekeepers that our only purpose is to to strengthen our Swedish values I don't need to disclose my cause just come back to me
10.
See us drowned people being revived one by one I was happy once, think I could feel that sting again See that smile return again to our faces Feel my heart return again to my chest They released us all in the springtime while still being monitored from the towers The illusion of hope is good enough for now good enough for us anyway See that smile return again to our faces Feel my heart return again to my chest Now that our blood is being defrosted we can almost move freely without painful sensations

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As André Brorsson releases two new Stars in Coma albums this fall (2017), he does so in an era when music is seldom experienced more than one or two tracks at a time. Playlists have given way to tracklists, and rarely is there time to take part of an artist’s holistic vision.

With Escapist Partisans and Defunct Summer, however, Stars in Coma has managed to create an all-encompassing framework that is bigger than the sum of its parts. We are invited to join in on a tumultuous journey from the realms of introspection and stream of consciousness (Escapist Partisans), to a place of outward outrage at the prevailing societal climate (Defunct Summer).

On Defunct Summer, there is a harsh reality to come to terms with, as André observes in "This Damn Reminder," a commentary on the border controls introduced over the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark. Unlike the dreamy haze of Escapist Partisans, resignation is no more. Confusion and anxiety are no longer the prevalent moods, but rather determination and the desire to act. A recharged fighting spirit and a newfound sense of hope blossoms, accompanied by acoustic guitars and the romantic rosiness of flutes, violins, and cellos. And, though the rosiness might not be anchored in reality, "the illusion of hope is good enough for now," André sings on the final track, "Libertate Unanimus."

With these twin albums, Stars in Coma has achieved a musical journey from dark to light, from minor to major, where the twists are abrupt, the nuances plenty – and the end result magnificent!

-Moonport Recordings

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released September 22, 2017

Music and production by André Brorsson
Joel Munther - backing vocals on "Sunlight"
Anders Löfgren - drums on "Sunlight"
Daniel Gonzales - cello on "Looking for the Sun"
Maria Grigoryeva - violin on "Infant Gravitation"

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Since its formation in 2006, Stars in Coma has released a prolific stream of albums and EPs, and toured several countries around the world. The band’s productions, spanning six full length albums to date, draw inspiration from a variety of genres, including guitar rock, disco, funk and semi-electronic pop. ... more

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