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3 (Digital Album + PDF Score)

by Alev Lenz

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1.
Follow me, I’ll show you the way Out of this blue Out of this blue Fall into me And drown inside me I know you will see The beauty of me Now you see All that I can be I know you will The beauty of me Tired are you splendid soldiers Tired are they here they go Tired are you splendid soldiers Tired are they here they go Now you see All that I can be I’ll hold all your pain Just say my name
2.
I am Winter 03:14
I'm here in the deep end I’m here in the field I’m here by the water Hold it like a shield I’m here where it’s winter I’m here in the dark I’ve been here forever Waiting for your spark Follow me far, far, far Follow me far, far, far Follow me far, far, far I’ll meet you there I’m here on the dark side I’m here in the cold I’ve lived amongst shadows My story untold I’m here and I’m winter My souls is now dark I’ve been here forever Longing for your spark Follow me far, far, far Follow me far, far, far Follow me far, far, far I’ll meet you there Follow me far, far, far Follow me far, far, far Follow me far, far, far I’ll meet you there
3.
Pieces 02:57 video
Your eyes say sorry Your mouth wrong words I don’t want to be loved by you Through all those closed doors I’m thrown in darkness Your heart swings open I can’t reach though Revolving doors Your soul is silent And I’m in pieces Your soul is silent And I’m in pieces You guard off sadness I fight for touch Is this enough? Or just too much Your soul is silent And I’m in pieces Your soul is silent And I’m in pieces
4.
May the angels Bow down for you And lay their feathers Beneath your feet May the angels Fill your emptiness Guide and lighten Up your path But I can’t And I won’t May the angels Show you their boundless love Like the mother Not the wife May the angels Soothe and ease your pain May the angels Instill a will But I can’t And I won’t I’m leaving I’m healing I’m growing I’m loving ‘Cause you won’t And you can’t
5.
I once carried a man until I no longer could I broke down and I told him You should But first I got him a chair so he can sit while I explain (Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it. Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it) And to make sure he’ll listen and show me some care I cared for him so he will know how to And I hadn’t yet spoken nor drunken a sip We were told to move on so I shouldered him gently (Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it. Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it) For another woman who had carried a man until she no longer could Needed a chair to sit him to tell him he should Until you break that chair Wait for you fellow woman to talk To love To laugh To embrace To rest That circle won’t be broken (Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it. Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it I don’t know how else to describe it I don’t know how else to move on Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it Burn the tools, break the chair, make a fire and gather round it I don’t know how else to describe it I don’t know how else to move on I knew very well to describe it This is how we will all move on
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7.
Laura 01:45
Laughter don’t come cheap Their love it don’t run deep Laura, Laura You and me we’re simple people Love and laughter and loyalty seeking Seeking You and me Laura, Laura Your embrace is soft And so are you Your touch is soft And I am too And in a concrete town like this Their cynical heart will break Laura Laura, Laura, Laura
8.
The Runner 01:51
The runner is busy Out of breath The runner is you The runner is you The runner is angry The runner’s red faced The runner is you The runner is you You’re in the runner’s way Runner, Runner You’re in the runner’s way The runner is right The runner is driven The runner’s convinced You’re in the runner’s way The runner is busy The runner has work The runner is you You’re in runner’s way You’re in the runner’s way Runner, Runner You’re in the runner’s way Move over woman You’re in the runner’s way The runner’s unaware of the fabric of your care The runner’s impatient Out of breath The runner is you The runner is you You’re in the runner’s way Runner, Runner You’re in the runner’s way Woven by Women, Worn by Men Woven by Women, Worn by Men Woven by Women, Worn by Men Woven by Women, Worn by Men
9.
Fishermen 01:11
Swim like a fish in the ocean and don’t get caught by the fishermen They’ll only put your dreams in boxes and sell them back to you in cans
10.
Aimee Mann 03:02
From far they have travelled These wind unraveled The threads of my Past dreams From far they have travelled These wind unraveled The threads of my Past dreams From coast to coast They’ve collected thoughts They carry loads I’ve never heard of From far they have travelled These wind unraveled The threads of my Past dreams From coast to coast They’ve collected thoughts They carry loads I’ve never heard of What are we troubled brother What are we troubled mother
11.
It’s been a while since I’ve worn that dress It’s been a while since we left a mess It’s been a while; it has just simply been a while It’s been a while since you read my thoughts It’s been a while since we have not fought It’s been while; it has just simply been while That’s all
12.

about

'3' is Alev Lenz's third LP - a collection of twelve almost completely
acapella songs exploring relationships, empowerment, motherhood, and the patriarchy.

‘3’ sees Alev distilling and extracting her voice - making it the focal point of the music. Alev’s vocal performance is joined on selected tracks by Grammy Award-winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth, continuing an artistic relationship that began in 2018.

As well as her work as a solo artist, Alev has become known for her
collaborations with the likes of Anoushka Shankar on her Grammy-nominated album ‘Land of Gold’, and her contributions to TV soundtracks Black Mirror (with her track ‘Fall Into Me’), and the hit Netflix series Dark (with her recent single ‘May the Angels’).

Along with a release on bespoke gatefold vinyl and digital platforms, ‘3’ will also be available to purchase with a sample library filled with sample patches based on Alev’s vocals, piano and electronics. This unique approach, pioneered by SA Recordings, will allow producers and composers to create with sounds from the LP – as well as unique sounds inspired by Alev’s work as a composer.

This is the first in a series of products tied in with SA Recordings album releases, focussed on releasing artist-led libraries for fans and musicians to create with.

‘3’ follows Alev’s previous solo albums, 2009’s ‘Storytelling Piano Playing Fräulein’, and sophomore record ‘Two-Headed Girl’ – both of which
established her talent as a singer-songwriter, and explored her diverse set of influences, from European classical to experimental electronics.

Alev Lenz – ‘3’ is out now on SA Recordings (12”gatefold vinyl and digital platforms).

credits

released September 27, 2019

Recorded at Alev Lenz Studios in Hackney, London.
Engineered and produced by Alev Lenz.
Vocals, piano and keys by Alev Lenz.
Bass on 'Pieces' by Harry Deacon. Cello on 'Pieces' by Naomi McLean. Roomful of Teeth (Abigail Lennox, Estelí Gomez, Caroline Shaw, Virginia Warnken, Eric Dudley, Avery Griffin, Taylor Ward and Cameron Beauchamp) on tracks 3,4,5,6,7,8 and 10, 12 recorded and engineered by Josh Green at The Premises Studios, London.
Mixed by Jas Shaw.
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering, London.
All songs written by Alev Lenz.
Watercolour by Alev Lenz.
Design by Aspa Founti.

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Alev Lenz is a Grammy nominated producer, singer, songwriter and composer. Lenz’s rich catalogue of compositions fuse distinctive musical worlds into something that is authentically hers - compelling songs for both record and screen. Her latest album '3' (via SA Recordings) sees Alev distilling and extracting her voice, joined on 7 tracks by Grammy-award winning vocal ensemble Roomful of Teeth. ... more

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