Welcome Oxygen

by Will Samson

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about

After 7 years of consistent touring and new releases, Brussels-based Will Samson steps away from his familiar use of electronics and ambient soundscapes, to present his 4th solo album, Welcome Oxygen. Consisting largely of guitar, voice & violin recorded onto tape – this is his most raw and direct work to date.

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released September 8, 2017

Written, performed and produced by Will Samson, Lisbon.
Mixed by Heimer at F[u]nkstudio, Berlin
Mastered by Taylor Deupree, New York

Violin by Beatrijs de Klerck
Trumpet by Brad Lee
Double Bass by Pete Thomas
Additional Electronics by Message to Bears
Lapsteel Guitar & Backing Vocals on Track 8 by Michael Feuerstack.
Photographs by Julie Calbert

Will Samson, under exclusive license to Talitres, 2017.
Publishing: Manners Mc Dade.

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Created in 2001 and found in the wine country of Bordeaux, France, Talitres houses an eccentric roster of wordly indie musicians from Britain, France, Scandinavia, Australia, Canada, and the US.

The label has been known for releasing the music of bands like The Walkmen, The National or The Organ and more recently for the acclaimed debut albums of Ewert & The Two Dragons & Motorama.
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Track Name: Shimmer (Day Two)
Welcome to a home, where you can stop running from yourself
Please don't put up your walls
There's nothing you have to be afraid to hide
Your eyes carried an ocean & I dived to the bottom of its floor
Weighed down by your past. Let it go, let it go

Deep roots stretched so far
Casting shadows all around us
I can't follow you here
But I loved you more than you'll ever know

Feel it. Feel it fully
That's much stronger...stronger than you think
Cycles of old habits
If you bottle it up, smash it open
Where did you disappear?
Cast off by your past
Don't let it win. Please don't let it win

Deep roots stretched so far
Casting shadows all around us
I can't follow you here
But I loved you more than you'll ever know
Track Name: Welcome Oxygen (Day Five)
Calm your shaking hands
Deepen your shallow breath
What are we a part of?
Is it something our minds can never know?

A chorus of night pulls at me
How can our blood flow so easily?
Lets call it the year of letting the light back inside

Calm your shaking hands
Deepen your shallow breath
Inside of us, at times, do you feel
a longing to return somewhere?

Is this the end of something that I have never known?
Much of what I say might just wash away
Words are so limited
Track Name: Old Roots (Day One)
Bless the night that brings me to dreams
Curse the morning that breaks us apart
I can see you growing as tall as the sky
Everyone carries some fireflies inside

All this time, how I loved your sweet, little ghosts
Sweet, little ghosts

I will hold you up to the morning sun
See how your fear dissolves under the light?
You are always safe in here
You are always safe in here

All this time, how I loved your sweet, little ghosts
Sweet, little ghosts
Track Name: Find A Little Light
Your body is a bird, with its wings hidden deep in your mind
Just like a light in the storm clouds
How they shine, oh how they shine
Ghosts in the night, I can see them
Who caused you harm?
Who's been unkind?
Smile only with your eyes, cos with your with it's just a good disguise

Your body is an anchor
Keeps you rooted to the ground
Just like the trees shaped by weather
How our past can cause the same for us
You can always find a little light, down in the hallways of your veins
I carry you with thoughts of kindness
Who's in the dark? Who caused you pain?

I still think of you everyday
Track Name: O Medo (Day Three)
It's OK to ask for help
The weakest thing is to push it down inside
It's OK, you are never alone
Don't you see the sky is always right beside?

It's just fine to be afraid
The path to love is a minefield
But what does it matter when you are floating in the air?

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