Outlines (Deluxe Version)

by AM & Shawn Lee

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1.
04:28
2.
Cold Tears
3.
In Moments
4.
Afterglow
5.
Wandering Eye
6.
Again and Again
7.
Nightshine
8.
Heartbeat
9.
Outlines
10.
Flashback
11.
Bloody Bossa (Bonus Track)
12.
Explosions In The Sky (Bonus Track)
13.
Up On The Roof (Bonus Track)
14.
Persuasion (Instrumental)
15.
Cold Tears (Instrumental)
16.
In Moments (Instrumental)
17.
Afterglow (Instrumental)
18.
Wandering Eye (Instrumental)
19.
Again and Again (Instrumental)
20.
Nightshine (Instrumental)
21.
Heartbeat (Instrumental)
22.
Outlines (Instrumental)
23.
Flashback (Instrumental)

about

23 high quality tracks you can't get anywhere else. The transatlantic duo AM & Shawn Lee continue their journey forward via the past, digging heavily into obscure soul, sound library and soundtracks for inspiration and re-imagine them through a pop lens. AM & Shawn Lee focus heavily on synthesizers, but still keep the core organic, with live drums and bass and of course placing a heavy importance on groove.

Sonically Outlines tips it's hat to other synthesized soul productions such as The System or The Blackbyrds .

The first single "Persuasion" sets up the album perfectly with a revolving, atmospheric synth pattern suddenly interrupted by a deep funk groove peppered with staccato vocal stylings. "Cold Tears", a heartbreaking tale of a friend's false imprisonment, flows over galloping funk and sinister synths. "Again and Again", perhaps the epitome of sparse groove, is a perfect mid-tempo cruiser and a clear nod to AM's past tour mates AIR, while "Nightshine" delivers demented aerobic pop...picture Olivia Newton John's "Physical" set to a John Carpenter film.

The album title Outlines plays on a double meaning. On the one hand the record sounds like a "trace", giving no more than necessary to the production...the essentials. Lyrically, there is an undercurrent of an all too familiar modern struggle...the failure to communicate. We're only giving each other shorthand… “the outlines.”

AM & Shawn Lee's musical and artistic chemistry is very obvious especially since they have never recorded in the same room together. The duo trade tracks between London and Los Angeles until they feel the songs are complete. The process is ego-less, and both AM and Shawn Lee play nearly every instrument on the record.
Outlines is by far AM & Shawn Lee's favorite recording to date. Minimalist, future soul re-worked for today, but never forgetting what came before. Above all the music just soars.

Like hang gliding into a summer sunset.

credits

releases 16 June 2015

Produced by AM & Shawn Lee. Mixed by Pierre Duplan and Shawn Lee at Trans Yank London, England. Mastered by George Horn and Anne-Marie Suenram at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, California. London sessions recorded by Pierre Duplan at Trans Yank. Los Angeles sessions recorded by Brad Gordon at Magic Carpet Studios. Music by AM & Shawn Lee. Lyrics by AM. Additional musicianship by Brett Bixby, Jesse Nason, Brad Gordon and Pete McNeal. All songs published by Celestial Electric Music (ASCAP). Album tracklist sequencing by Alfonso Carillo. Artwork by Hung Ton aka Tonescluster.

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Track Name: Persuasion
Persuasion
Lyrics by AM

you want
what i want
easy
seemingly

phone call
pick it up
news in
head drops

you see
our love
use it
let it heal you

dont fight
we're losing
more time
in our lives
cuz

I won't let you down
I won't let you down either way
We'll come back around
We'll return from this place

I will pick you up
I will lift you up all the way
We won't be deterred
We won't let this be fate

you keep
searchin'
for answers
for some meaning

intake
output
not always equal
it's understood

so keep us
in motion
give yourself
a new hope

i feel
what you feel
hold tight
don't let it kill us
cuz

I won't let you down
I won't let you down either way
We'll come back around
We'll return from this place

I will pick you up
I will lift you up all the way
We won't be deterred
We won't let this be fate