Every Evening, Sunset Crooks its Thumb Across the River

by Stars in Coma

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"A lot of stuff was going on in my life during the writing process of Every Evening, the Sunset Crooks its Thumb Across the River. In the midst of the tropical Swedish summer of 2018, my wife and I decided to take a break in our relationship after 9 years. Simultaneously, we were busy planning a move to another country, so things weren’t exactly stable in our lives.

However, the creative process surrounding this album was relatively easy as the project served as a safe haven from my otherwise tumultuous life at the time. That’s often the tradeoff you’re doing when you’re facing hardships in your life: your personal issues might be weighing you down, but it always comes with an immense charge of creative energy, at least for me. The songs were written fast and chronological as they happened in my life, from the middle of July to October 2018.


Eventually, my wife and I reached some common ground and decided to stick together. Given that turn of events, the album starts off pretty grim but eventually ends up in a more positive and redeeming place. The album, which was recorded in Malmö, Sweden, and Lisbon, Portugal, in a short period of time, is very personal, but the overall theme could universally serve as a document for when a person’s life turns upside down for a period of time.

Musically, I didn’t even think of artistic inspirations this time, I just let the songs come to me and used whatever piano, guitar, organ or string sounds I found beautiful and moving at the time of recording. I guess the end result became a digitalized version of 70’s chamber pop. My new adapted town of Lisbon also served as a major source of inspiration in terms of being someplace new, providing me with a fresh perspective on life in the end."

-André, March 2019

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released March 29, 2019

Written, recorded and produced by André Brorsson between July and October 2018 in Malmö, Sweden, and Lisbon, Portugal.

Artwork by Simona Accattatis

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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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Track Name: Destroying the Love
Destroying the love we used to have
Destroying everything that's valuable
Destroying the love and all its perks
Destroying all the mundanity for now

I cannot function while we're still hanging out
Not allowed to text you today
Or whatever rule we set for ourselves
To earn the distance between us
now I'm only crying when I'm alone
there's a sense of failure here
What the hell are we doing

Sleeping with my clothes on in hotel rooms
Astronomically drunk again, when is this going to end

Destroying the love we used to have
Destroying everything that's valuable
Destroying the love and all its perks
Destroying all the mundanity for now

I respect you more now when we've become best friends
Like I'm not afraid to share my deepest flaws with you
But are we only shaking things up
To have a little bit of fun again
I can see where this is going
Am I finally allowed to explore my true self
Whatever that is

Want to be completely alone
With just my headphones
Maybe wasting another day
sitting at the window pane
Track Name: The Break
You said you wanted a break someday
but why can't we be free together
there's an invisible wire between us
keeping us from pursuing our ultimate goals

Can't pretend that everything is normal
living in this chaotic apartment won't do us no good
Can't decide if our love is worth saving anymore
I need to be alone and still be close to you

Saturday night at your father's house
that was the turnaround, I couldn't even smile at you
Is there still time for us to produce enough passion
to postpone the imminent collapse of our love story


Can't pretend that you and I are intertwined
living in this nostalgic apartment won't do us no good
Can't decide if our love is worth saving anymore
I need to be alone and still be close to you

Can't pretend that everything is normal
living in this chaotic apartment won't do us no good
Can't decide if our love is worth saving anymore
I need to be alone and still be close to you
Track Name: A Vessel State to Your Matriarchy
Love is dying like the flowers you planted last month
been silently harassed for a week or so

don't know what I'm doing
feeling inferior to your clan
I've got no one in my bloodline I can count on

oh when are you gonna decide
what you gonna do with your live
stop crying over trivial things
like a baby now

Love is dying like the flowers you planted last month
been silently harassed for a week or so

cleaning out our flat
getting rid of every item from our past
I was the vessel state to your matriarchy
Track Name: Cheers
You're slipping through my fingers
You're floating away across the Atlantic sea
You're fading like a vintage picture in the attic
You're dissolving like a piece of cardboard in the rain

Someday you'll be saying goodbye forever
Someday you'll be loving someone else
Someday you'll be crying out on his shoulders
Someday you'll be breaking down again
Without me dear

You'll be singing someone else's songs
Track Name: Deep Talk at Time Out Market
It wouldn't make much difference
if you were exactly like me dear
ignoring part of our mutual history
while sobbing hard in different parts of town

It wouldn't really alter our narrative
if I shared some more hobbies with you
naturally, we grow bored
while the rock n roll turns to obsolete blues rock

What would have become of us
If we hadn’t thrown away the manual
you know, the journey through your soul
makes me grow more interested in you

I don't want to leave you entirely
we just need our dreams to bear its own weight
Track Name: True Angel
You're burned out again, from lending a hand to us
You long to sleep but everyone's screaming for your expertise
You want to hide bar-side, speaking to no one
but everyone is available all the time, the world is yours
but it's also a little bit too big for you

Now you are collapsing again
Killing all the good vibes in your head
One day you must go alone to the darkest crypt
But not today son, when your eternal companion
is still firmly holding your hand
her eyes are fixed on you again
and you must never drift away to a different bairro

there's a sense now of uncertainty around us
yet I feel good when I am facing my true angel

we could split the time between the countryside and the city
we could sort out all the stuff we bought for our home
but it wouldn't make us happier than when we're treating each other with respect
the material side of our romance is just a distraction from the CEO upstairs
or another distorted layer from a warped society
Track Name: Stability
Freedom is a just another mirage
I need stability once again
without you I'm just a slurring party animal
The streets are bored now with my presence

I wanna go home and ask my wife
to shield me from the madness clouding my inside
I always thought that being together is the pastime of the petit bourgeois
I'll probably die soon with this illegal race track in my mind

I need to find a new way to whatever works
I need to find a new way to love you again
I need to learn to love myself again
Track Name: For the Oblique Minds
Don't want to kiss somebody else
but our romance is shaken and I ask myself what’s the proper solution
I long for us to stay here, loving each other
Cause there’s a world still unfazed by our minor dispute

We're grown-ups when we're together
but child-like when we're apart
I'm down on Pink Street
with the thousand party immigrants

I sit here waiting for the endless summer
it's not a place I want to face on my own
what if I'm stuck here as the constant newcomer
that's not the limbo I could break on my own

I don’t know if my realm was entered just for you
But I want you to be around
I want to be around
Love is just another welfare state though
Like our freedom's worth nothing to them
no nothing

one day I will disappoint you dear
and that day I will certainly need you for…

Carving our way through the night
Another dinner at Janela da Atalaia
repeating idioms like ordinary people
want to find a new tunnel to you but
The truth does not respond
The truth does not compute
I love you and I probably I need you this year
bring me home in your arms tonight
Bring me home
Like when our skin was new and every touch was sensational

Now I'm on the other side of the bender
seems we’re out of reasons for us to be at different crossroads now
Track Name: Alcantara After Party
What is that rainbow hiding inside of me
not really chasing the hills today
The now has finally been discounted
our debt's been settled by our common sense

Rested for once and then I love how you twist your hair around me
We're a unit again,
maybe against our wills, but otherwise
there is only destructive loneliness written in our calendars

Mornings have always been our favorite game
They've removed the tipping point
From the nearest miradouro
You’re social security now
You're in my dreams now
I sleep beside you now,
one day at a time
one day at a time

Restoring the love we used to share
then defining one's self and forgiving ourselves
Restoring the love we used to share
then defining one's self and redeeming ourselves

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