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Song No. 1 / Memphis

by Alev Lenz

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‘Song No. 1’/ ‘Memphis’

Alev Lenz is due to release her first UK single on 18th March. Since the release of her debut album in her home country of Germany the singer/ songwriter/ producer has busied herself with gigs in London and New York alongside working on soundtracks for several high profile German films and recording what will become her second album in London’s Premises Studios.

Song No. 1 and Memphis are the first tracks taken from Alevʼs second album and take in a diverse set of influences, from European classical through to experimental electronics.
Alev’s main collaborator for the album was acclaimed Finnish drummer Samuli Kosminen (Múm, Hauschka, Kronos Quartet, Jónsi). A mutual friend suggested they work together, which began weeks and months of emailing sessions from London to Helsinki and back. Song No. 1 and Memphis are the first songs from that collaboration. The two songs were then mixed by Jas Shaw of Simian Mobile Disco.

Since arriving in London Alev’s played shows at The Vortex, the hub of the capital’s avant jazz and electronic scenes, had an exhibition of her own artwork and hosted a show on the independent NTS Radio.

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released March 18, 2013

Produced by Alev Lenz & Samuli Kosminen
Mixed by Jas Shaw at The Premises, London
Mastered by Guy Davie at Electric Mastering, London

Recorded at:
The Premises Studios, London - engineered by Jason Howes
Ulappa, Suomenlinna - engineered by Samuli Kosminen
Alev’s small room, London - engineered by Alev Lenz

Vocals, piano, keyboard, glockenspiel - Alev Lenz
Drums & dingalee dangs, kalimba, glockenspiel - Samuli Kosminen
Bass - Harry Deacon

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Track Name: Song No. 1
Lots of uhhhhs

Simply call the highest mount my all, my all
I can't come running, I can't come running, I can't come running, I can't come running...
Track Name: Memphis
So I left the ways that were making me be
Someone who I really don’t want to be
But with no signs ahead how will I ever know where I am at?

It’s not that I haven’t wished for a house on easy street
I pick up every penny off the road ’cause luck is what I need

Illuminate vacancy, isn’t there some place I can be?
Illuminate vacancy, isn’t there some place I can be?

Well I’m going to Memphis
And I won’t regret this
’Cause after heartbreak and blues this is still what I’ll choose
A road far off the map
Less travelled but mine

You loose when you choose and I’m haunted by yet another road not taken
I see what I pass and I’m aching
’Cause once in a while along the way love has been good to me
But I heard them say you can’t put your arms around a memory

Well I’m going to Memphis
And I won’t regret this
’Cause after heartache and blues this is still what I’ll choose
A road far off the map
Less travelled but mine

So I’m going to Memphis
And I won’t regret this
’Cause after headache and blues this is still what I’ll choose
A road far off the map
Less travelled but mine