Precious Life

by AM

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    "Precious Life", produced with Joey Waronker (Beck, Yeasayer, Atoms For Peace), is the new album from Los Angeles songwriter AM. Returning from an ultra prolific period with electro soul partner Shawn Lee, AM summons a dreamy sound on his new solo outing. With Waronker behind the drums and the board and with AM doing just about everything else, the two carefully craft a record that is honest and emotional, yet swings and pulses. Restrictions work in AM's favor. Simple keyboard lines rely more on tone than prowess, intricate finger-picking pays homage to the best acoustic records while drum machines and topical synths accompany. Music made for the headphones...the big ones that is.
    The album title track "Precious Life" delivers a bare, soulful guitar driven track rotating the question, “Who are you, with your precious life?” which openly critiques social hierarchies of this time. "The Move" glides along on an analog wave of minimal synth stylings with light tight soul underneath...a last ditch effort at romance for a jaded bachelor. Instrumental cuts like "Aqua Velva" soar with Nashville tunings, consumer model keyboards, banjo and organ. The drumming is raw, a treat for fans of Waronker's playing and "Precious Life" captures sonically what it's title suggests.
    The record is intimate, up close...even the groovers. You're hearing the details clearly and, hopefully, appreciating the sensation.
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Dreamscape 03:50
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Precious Life who are you with your precious life who are you with your precious life precious life i saw the stars when i looked at you i saw the northern plain when i decided i would take it all it didn't feel the same i guess i knew we would soon divide and you were out of reach i couldn't trust all that you withheld i couldn't quite believe who are you with your precious life who are you with your precious life precious life
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Love and Habit i don't believe in magic so what'd you do to me i don't understand it but it's become so demanding you've got a hold on me i don't even care what i see what i hear i'm mixing love and habit i'm mixing love with whatever cuz everybody wants it everybody wants it everybody wants it everybody wants it blowing up the streetlights baby won't you be mine tell me that you won't go let me on the inside i'm counting every minute that you give to me i can't see the truth in your eyes i refuse to recognize now you know what you want but i can't hear what you say cuz there's nothing i can do in the middle of it all at least i can admit it
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The Move 04:01
The Move recognize your face in the crowd in the mix and you're looking around and you know you've got them all hypnotized i see the move and i've found you out i'm running out of time i want you i'm running out of time i see a new look in your eye you explain that we were just a moment in time love is a myth nothing to rely on you have to get what you can while you're young and alive we're running out of time i need you tonight we're running out of time i didn't know why i didn't know why i didn't know why didn't know why i didn't know why i didn't know why i didn't know why didn't know why
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Heavenly Eyes you wouldn't go unnoticed you'd never be out of focus waiting at the back of the line i like what's on your surface but you're making me nervous i can't remember my lines that's if you gave me the time now i can't deliver all those diamonds and things but i'll give you what i have and you'll be my everything you’ve got those heavenly eyes you’ve got those heavenly eyes i'd believe all your lies you’ve got those heavenly eyes i like to watch you in motion i'd multiply my devotion just so i could be in your realm it's in the way that you're movin' i don't know what you're doing um, but you're doing it well you don't need any help the lines are getting so blurry is there a true love to be found not saying i'm worried, you know but i'm hoping that you'll come around or do the rich boys hold the ticket with you as the winning prize
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Aqua Velva 02:51
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Love is a Simple Plan I’m the hopeless you the hopeful you are seamless i seem to struggle your light is contagious my darkness drains you now i'm floating in a sea of memories of what i did and how you were good to me and it seems i've missed all the connections lost my direction lost my direction from dust to nothing we're leaving something would you wish for the same unfolding and time repays you for all that you gave it now i'm floating in a sea of memories of what i did and how you were good to me and it seems i’ve missed all the connections lost my direction in a moment i turned gold into sand love is a simple plan love is a simple plan
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Mystery Sought, Mystery Lost In time Our end will come It’s inevitable It’s inevitable Fate I don’t believe Never sensical Never sensical Know It won’t be long It’s a merry go round And we carry on These eyes Won’t look to the blue skies now I hope that you realize I’m thinking of you No root and no cause The mystery sought The mystery lost Why, why do we love Why do we love When we’re limited
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Your Misfortune staring at the city light keep away unwanted forces never know when the love is right never know when it's heading for you lie awake and your eyes roam never sure of who to follow i know you have a heavy life heaven knows you needed someone can't see it with the naked eye what it means to live in darkness there were times you couldn't hide what it was that was heading for you two lives from a model frame one tired and one with fortune will you choose to center on all the love or your misfortune
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No Truth 03:50
No Truth i'm in deep more than anyone could see more than i would ever say but I’m not leaving i'm still hearing voices i don't want to believe notice every word you say has two meanings warning signs i can hardly recognize i should've known this holding time we don't need to theorize how can i hold this bells pulled tight rung when no one else can see there's no truth in what you say no truth in you and me warning signs i can hardly recognize i should've known this holding time we don't need to theorize how can i hold this
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The World Will Go On Without You Watch it all go by We're running out of time Why believe in the little things It's a scene and they always seem to change With the wonder of surprise A beautiful disguise And we're living in an easy age That's why is it so hard to say The world will go on without you Like a memory unmade The world will go on without you Didn't read between the lines Made a picture perfect life I believed in the little things Didn't see the seasons start to change And there's a limit on goodbyes Not made that way you see I'm outdated for the modern day That's why it's so hard to say The world will go on without you Like a memory unmade The world will go on without you If you see it any other way The world will go on without you
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Wartorn You never think it will be untrue The first time you believe it But it wasn't me that untied The loose ends now We were walking in an ocean My eyes were burning And it wouldn't be the last time You let me down Though we never had the glory I gave fully to the cause And only one of us was warring The other giving way All I needed then was your love But your love was leaving So I've had to rise above it No one can show me how
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Limited Love don't stutter at the doorstep say what can you say do you know just how you feel or what you want i'm standing in the doorway no direction to go inside only to forget or back to our life don't you know that it's so hard to look in your eyes don't know what to follow cuz i'm wrong half the time wrong half the time can we keep the lights on will it hold down the line hold down the line what was the connection you leave in your heart in that place cuz you know better than i do if it was limited love and if we're ever to move on i've got to know i'm enough
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about

This news has been a long time coming, but I am releasing a new AM album in the Spring of 2016 titled "Precious Life"-- this album is 25 tracks including bonus tracks and instrumentals.

I've been working on it with good friend and collaborator Joey Waronker for what seems like forever. Some of you may know Joey from bands such as Beck and Atoms For Peace or from his productions for artists such as Other Lives and Yeasayer. For me it was an honor and a privilege to work with such an outstanding drummer and producer.

This is as honest an album as I could have made having played every single instrument on it myself (save the drums and percussion...that would be foolish ; )

As with the last AM & Shawn Lee release we're offering some super advanced Limited Edition pre-order opportunities that will only be available for a short time. Blue Vinyl!

The album design was done in Paris by the amazing artist Hung Ton and the Limited Edition custom blue vinyl was again pressed at world renowned Record Technology, Inc.

We're also doing a super limited, eco-friendly gatefold CD that could have your name as a big fat THANK YOU for making it all happen. I've decided to put this out myself so please consider your involvement as a means to help fund the record.

I'm so glad to finally get to share "Precious Life" with all of you.

Much love,

AM

credits

released May 20, 2016

Produced by Joey Waronker and AM. Recorded and mixed by Joey Waronker. Mastered by Brian Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

All guitars, vocals, bass, organ and synthesizers by AM. All drums, percussion and drum machine programming by Joey Waronker. Lyrics by AM. Piano on "Love is a Simple Plan" by Brett Bixby. Synthesizers and organ on "Precious Life" by Brad Gordon. All songs published by Edgecliffe Music (ASCAP) except "Dreamscape", "The Move", "Aqua Velva" and "No Truth" published by Edgecliffe Music (ASCAP) and Fluff Ball Music (BMI). All songs copyright 2016 AM Sounds. Song sequence by Alfonso Carrillo. Cover image: Edizioni Ciclamino "Aspetti Della Natura", "Atmosfere". Layout and design by Hung Ton. Special thanks to Joey Waronker, Brad Gordon, Brett Bixby, Alfonso Carrillo, Hung Ton, Marco Melchiori and James Pianta.

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