[AR24] wandering_around

by please_don't

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1.
just walking in the city not having fun but not beeing bored just walking in the city you smile when you realize this was the only day when the sun shined all day but just when you had this thought the sun hides behind some clouds a squirrel looking at you sitting on this bench in front of St Leonard Church looking at this squirrel looking at you looking at this squirrel looking at you man, you feel great just walking in the city so stand up, yeah stand up from this bench keep on walking, go on for it seems to be the only thing that can push away the clouds from the sky and from your head
2.
i can’t help but play oh, can’t help but play but i got nothing to say oh, nothing to say so, you’d like to hear what i got to say for now, i got nothing oh, nothing to say i can’t help but play oh, can’t help but play but i got nothing to say oh, nothing to say why should i say something i mean, i’m so boring, anyway for now, we’ll keep playing whatever works, darling just to say i can’t help but play oh, can’t help but play but i got nothing to say oh, nothing to say
3.
in_and_out 03:59
when i go out of here for too long it’s like i forget who i really am when i stay in here for too long it feels like i lost track of the world outside so, i have to keep going in and out ‘cause that’s the only thing that makes me feel good right now yeah so i gotta keep going in and out, in and out ‘cause that’s the only thing that makes me feel good right now yeah i, i have to keep going in and out, in and out ‘cause that’s the only thing that makes me feel good right now so, i gotta keep going in and out, in and out ‘cause that’s the only thing that makes me feel good right now
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put_it_out 04:07
waking from a dream trying to feel it a little more knowing exactly what you just lived but so hard to put it in words so what are you gonna do ? what are you gonnas say ? keep it for yourself what are you gonna do ? what are you gonnas say ? getting that feeling again, oh oh oh mesmerizing thoughts intuitions or believings but no words to put it out thinking ‘till you understand things getting it real clear in your head talking about it, knowing what you think but unable to make it clear, damn what are you gonna do ? what are you gonnas say ? keep it for yourself what are you gonna do ? what are you gonnas say ? getting that feeling again, oh oh oh mesmerizing thoughts intuitions or believings but no words to put it out
6.
please_don't 04:17
you’re feeling strange again (please don’t) you should let out the pain (you won’t) you’re messing with your brain (please don’t) you gotta stop the rain (you won’t) seems easy to understand how life flows when everything go just fine trouble comes knocking at the door it should be pretty simple as long as you know yourself well to go through it without trouble if you could just listen to your brain you’re feeling strange again (please don’t) you should let out the pain (you won’t) you’re messing with your brain (please don’t) you gotta stop the rain (you won’t) you’re feeling strange again (please don’t) you should let out the pain (you won’t) you’re messing with your brain (please don’t) you gotta stop the rain (you won’t) you’re getting far from sane (please don’t) you need to understand (you won’t) just following your friends (please don’t) while you should step back while you can (you won’t) you’re feeling strange again (please don’t) you should let out the pain (you won’t) you’re messing with your brain (please don’t) you gotta stop the rain (you won’t)
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my mind is going round, down, round my body is just sitting here everyone’s going round, round, in mound and i’d like to just disappear wish i could switch from round to up just press a button and stop all this mess i’m seeing everywhere i’m watching but i’m just sitting here my mind, which’s going round, down, round tells my body to come with her tells me just disregard the crown (look at the earth) so i’m trying to stand up concentrate on this buttercup but i can’t stop seeing everyone just squashing it i’m just going to sit here i’m going to sit right here (i’m going to sit right here)
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441 04:58
a butterfly passing in front of my eye some cricket singing in a field nearby and i’m just going straight ahead following the red and white, cleaning my head my feet hurt (like hell) but i never felt so alive my back burns and i couldn’t smile more a fox running up the hill the sun falling down behind a volcano and i’m just sitting on a field watching the time go by, eating a tomato my feet hurt (like hell) but i never felt so alive my back burns and i couldn’t smile more some mosquitos pumping my blood a cow doing nothing, waiting for the flood and you’re scared after all scared of what comes next, feeling the end my feet hurt (like hell) but i never felt so alive my back burns and i couldn’t smile more
9.
time’s passing i’m going through the years keep, keep thinking about all the lives i’ve shared few people where there on my train departure but most, most of them are still waiting in the future i wanted to ask you some things about your past i wanted to tell you i do care about that i just wish we could go back whatch our movie from the start we all are the sum of our experiences but we hide it far, far, far, far away behind some fences the more we grow up the thicker it grows and i’d like to blow it up but it’s harder than i first supposed i wanted to ask you some things about your past i wanted to tell you i do care about that i just wish we could go back whatch our movie from the start
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lisbeth 05:32
you come here every night and when you don’t, i cry when you go out of sight well, miss you i might you’re the cutest yet so jealous oh, lisbeth you must be a chicken with hypnotizing visions oh, lisbeth you’re the cutest yet so jealous oh, lisbeth you must be a chicken with hypnotizing visions oh, lisbeth we never need to speak ‘cause every talk fits in a blink oh, curled up on my sit on purring you don’t stint oh, lisbeth, lisbeth, lisbeth lisbeth lisbeth oh, lisbeth lisbeth

about

please_don’t, c’est rien d’autre qu’un gars bizarre de plus qui, après 10 ans à jouer de la musique avec d’autres (Wild Wild Waves, Raoul Vignal, Rouuge, VicDub Experience etc) se met un jour à écrire des chansons et décide de les enregistrer avec ses synthés et sa batterie.

Et puis il se trouve qu’il a quelques phrases et mélodies qui lui trottent dans la tête : des chansons qui parlent de ce qu’il vit, ce qu’il observe, chez lui et chez les autres. Ça donne une sorte de chill pop, pleine d’envolées harmoniques, de mélodies entêtantes et de lignes de basse un peu bizarre mais quand même efficaces.

Ça parle de marcher dans la nature ou dans la ville, des années qui passent, de Lisbeth (son chat) et aussi de ce qui se passe dans sa tête et c’est pas toujours facile à expliquer.


please_don’t, c’est donc avant tout ce gars, qui a beaucoup écouté Timber Timbre, Mac Demarco, Grizzly Bear et Lowly, qui prend du plaisir à créer tout ça et qui décide de l’enregistrer un peu mieux qu’avec ses 2 micros. Histoire de pouvoir le partager avec d’autres. Alors il va voir son copain Théo au Sample and Hold Recording Studio à Lyon et ils enregistrent ça tout bien tout sale comme ils aiment.
Puis l’été suivant il va randonner en Bretagne et un beau jour un autre copain le rejoint sur la plage et prend des photos avec son argrentique. Les photos sont jolies donc il décide d’en faire la pochette de son album.
Et puis un autre jour le gars bizarre prend des vidéos de Lisbeth, il appelle l’autre copain qui, ni une ni deux, en fait un clip pour le morceau qui parle de son chat. Pas bête.


Finalement, 2 ans après avoir écris les premières chansons, l’album est prêt, tout beau tout fini. Il s’appelle wandering_around.

Et le gars bizarre c’est moi et je me retrouve à écrire ça, pour essayer d’expliquer à qui voudra bien le lire ce que j’ai voulu faire avec ces chansons. Mais ce que j’aimerais maintenant, c’est juste que celles et ceux que ça intéresse trouvent ces chansons, les écoutent et prennent du plaisir à faire ça comme j’ai pris du plaisir à les enregistrer.


Parce que moi, le gars bizarre, pour tout vous dire, j’ai surtout envie de retourner jardiner ou enregistrer d’autres chansons…


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please_don’t is nothing more than just another weird guy who, after 10 years of playing music with other bands (Wild Wild Waves, Raoul Vignal, Rouuge, VicDub Experience etc) started writing his own songs and decided to record them with his synthesizers and his drums.

Geek details : I play on a juno 60, a wurlitzer 200A and a SH-101. The drum is a Tama Rockstar lol.

That weird guy had sentences and melodies floating about in his head: songs talking about the things he goes through, the things he observes, in him and in others. The songs craft some kind of chill pop, tinged with harmonic flourishes, heady melodies and uncanny yet catchy bass patterns.

There are songs about walking in nature or in the city, about the years going by, about Lisbeth (his cat) and also about what’s happening in the weird guy’s head - but that’s not always easy to explain.


Please_don’t is this guy who’s been listening a lot to Timber Timbre, Mac Demarco, Grizzly Bear and Lowly, this guy who found pleasure in creating all this and decided to record it a bit better than with his two mics. To be able to share it with others. So he went to see his friend Théo at the Sample and Hold Recording studio in Lyon, and they recorded it - dirty and tasty, just as they like it.

The following summer, that guy went hiking in Brittany and a friend of his joined him on the beach and took some pics with his analog camera. The pics were nice so he decided they would be the cover pictures of the album.
Then, on that other day, the weird guy took videos of his cat Lisbeth and he called that other friend of his who made a music video out of it, for the song about his cat. Pretty handy.


Finally, 2 years after writing the first songs, the album is good and ready. It’s called wandering_around.

That weirdo is no one else but me, and I’m writing this text to explain what I wanted for my songs to whoever feels like reading it. And now I feel a little silly because these songs, I don’t necessarily want to try and sell them, and I don’t want to try and convince others to listen to them. But what I’d really like now, is that those who are interested in this music easily manage to find it, to listen to it and to have just as much pleasure as I had while recording it.


And to be honest, that weird guy - or should I say “I” – is eager to go back to his gardening or record other songs…

credits

released September 11, 2020

Written, arranged and performed with loads of fun by Grégoire Colson between December 2017 and June 2019 in Saint-Étienne and Blacieux (Ardèche, France).
Original meowing of Lisbeth recorded at home.
Some synths and effects played by Théo Das Neves.

Recorded, mixed and magnified at Sample & Hold Studio in Lyon by Théo between June 2019 and April 2020.

Beautifully mastered by Nalla Aïssoug in April 2020 at Blacieux "lolilol" studio.

Photographs by Ugo Del Rosso. Design by Grégoire.

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