The Azure Sea

This is my 8th album and my 5th since I started making music again in 2017. These years have been my most productive ever inspite the fact that I haven’t had much time for making music. But the industry has changed greatly in the meantime and in a manner that has proven great for my way of making music.

The Azure Sea is the product of working with no less than 22 different musicians from 14 countries where I have only ever met one of them. In spite of the physical distance, they have all been essential in making my vision come to live.

The Azure Sea is a return to the Indie Folk found on The Greater Good with a heavy focus on folk instruments such as clarinet, oud, mandolin, dobro, accordion, cello and violin (just to name a few).
You will probably notice that some of the songs come in different versions on the album or are partly based on former songs. I wished I had done that do a greater extend throughout the album, but I only got the idea half way through the recordings.

The stories on the album are pretty diverse and there is no real connection between most of the songs. The Azure Sea and Above the Sea / Below the Waves being the notable execptions. They center around the same story. I hope you enjoy diving into the cinematic universe I hope to have created with this album.

I’d like to thanks everyone that helped me create this album: Per Solgaard, Sandra Bullet, Dima Faustov, Nina Uzelac, Andrea Di Giacomo, Ido Romano, Mathias Lunde, Yin Shyen, Artem Koryapin, Radhi Chawaly, Hugo Iglesias, Danny Pena Balboa, Abraham I. V. Miranda, Luisana Hernandez, Fabian Zambrano, Miguel Vargas, Anne Hellerup, Kirsten Marie Øveraas, Christian Munk, Kristian Bugge, Eneko Rodriguez, Maurizio Antonini and Ivan Ilyukhin.

1. Prelude

Instrumental

2. Above The Sea

Stay for a minute
Watch me dance upon the waves
My love has no limit
Drowned men to be my slaves
My love, the storm is coming
I’ll be carried by the gale
Lift the veil
The storm is coming

When the storm is over
I’ll be washed up by the tide
Set your eyes on the horizon
To me you now are tied
When the waves break it’s over
But the shell remains intact
Remains intact
Strange days are coming

Coming through the waves
To see my azure gaze
Make me whole
Looking through the waves
These were happy days
I’ll make you stay
I’ll make you stay

When the storm is over
You’ll be swallowed by the sea
Alas the wrecthed liars
My love has been denied

All these years in vain
In the end there is naught to gain
All these years in vain
In Posiedon’s chain
Down we go
Down we go

3. The Rabbit Hole

Conjure light to prove your might,
A husky voice in the night
Spirits come and spirits go
Watch as the table float

A sacrifice, a fool’s paradise
Seeking souls to entice
Hollow head and hungry heart
Gloat as they fall apart

Let go of what you know
When you enter the rabbit hole
Deep down you’ll hit the ground
And there is no one around

Make believe, tricks up your sleeve
The world is yours to decieve
Hide your insecurity
With a life in obscurity

Let go of what you know
When you enter the rabbit hole
Deep down you’ll hit the ground
And there is no one around

No matter how deep you’ve fallen
You can go deeper still
Oh, I think I’m hearing voices
Down below

4. The Azure Sea

Are you coming with me?
Where the sky meets the sea
The only place they left for me
But there is still time
as long as you’re mine
To meet with the sea once again

Shedding her coat
Down river we float
Muscles and petals entwined
Face full of wrinkles
Memories twinkles
I see a crack in the sky

To hold you in my arms
A memory that is mine
Together we float
In the azure sea
There is just you and me

I am losing my voice
In the ocean of noise
I’m calling her out in vain
The storm clouds above
Reaching my love
The dark waters swallowing me

To hold you in my arms
A memory that is mine
Together we float
In the azure sea
There is just you and me

5. Feel The Summer Breeze

You pretend you don’t cry
You feel your onscreen life is a lie
The likes, they don’t stay
Don’t hide your loneliness away

You’re ashamed that you’re sad
It a feeling that everyone’s had
Be proud and say no
Only you know how far you’re good to go

Feel the summer breeze, breathe in
Feel the summer breeze, breathe it in
And be whole again
You’ll be whole again

Don’t get struck by fear
You have a voice that everybody should hear
You did good today
Your smile will blow it all away

We all want a winner
Yeah, we all want a winner
Just let go.

Feel the summer breeze, breathe in
Feel the summer breeze, breathe it in
And be whole again
You’ll be whole again

6. Golden Mirage

Reach out and grab it, a fictious fortune
The markeds are rising, tomorrow they’ll burst
Money appearing like magic, out of the blue
Blankets of mist, that no one can see through

Make it grow, make it glow
What are we buying, though? I don’t know!
as long as the bubble ain’t bursting

Now you be thankful that everyone’s blinded
Pray that they all see the ghost in the room
The emperor is naked, that secret is sacred
Blissfully making up air currencies

Keep growing and growing
Not knowing, who you’re owing

Make it grow, make it glow
What are we buying, though? I don’t know!
As long as the bubble is growing

Continua a crescer, e a crescer
Sem saber a quem deves
Continua a crescer, e a crescer
Sem saber a quem deves

Make it grow, make it glow
What are we buying, though? I don’t know!
As long as the bubble is growing

Make it grow, make it glow
There’s nothing you can’t do, it’s bulletproof
as long as the money is flowing

7. Down The Rabbit Hole

Conjure light to prove your might,
A husky voice in the night
Spirits come and spirits go
Watch as the table float

A sacrifice, a fool’s paradise
Seeking souls to entice
Open minds and then hollow drums
Where are they all coming from?

Let go of what you know
When you enter the rabbit hole
Deep down you’ll hit the ground
And there is no one around

Make believe, tricks up your sleeve
The world is yours to decieve
Hide your insecurity
With a life in obscurity

Let go of what you know
When you enter the rabbit hole
Deep down you’ll hit the ground
And there is no one around

8. Into The Night

Woke up, was I dreaming?
People look, I was screaming
Saw a past life in flashes
My skin all burned to ashes

I fought in an uprising
That the lights were devising
From my town forty-seven
Off to the kingdom of heaven
In death there’s no glory
But that’s not in the story

Oh oh, oh oh. Go deeper into the night
Oh oh, oh oh. Go deeper into the night

Cold hands on the table
Black smoke from the stable
With cold air comes the heartache
And you will drift like a snowflake

Another village to plunder
That’s all there is to it you wonder?
Gaze into the night sky
All the wishes you let fly
A bright sparkle then darkness
With no glow, just a carcass

Oh oh, oh oh. Go deeper into the night
Oh oh, oh oh. Go deeper into the night

9. No Place Among Stars

Waking up in darkness, shivering cold
Oh my God I’m feeling old
So much to hide from
I am feeling vaguely paranoid
I think it’s best to avoid
The prying eyes outside

Musk left the earth and raced for mars
There is no shelter among stars, for us all

I am prepping for the end to come
And then adding some
With my bug out plan
Out behind the scrap yard I belong
Where the world has come undone
In the mist of time

Musk left the earth and raced for mars
There is no shelter among stars, for us all

Need to get out of here
We need to get into gear
Go further faster
Power shower
What are we waiting for?
The future’s out the door
We’ll never make it, never make it

Musk left the earth and raced for mars
There is no shelter among stars, for us all
We proudly dream about the stars
But only send them our cars, damn us all

10. Below The Waves

Stay for a minute
Watch me dance upon the waves
My love has no limit
Drowned men to be my slaves
My love, the storm is coming
I’ll be carried by the gale
Lift the veil
The storm is coming

When the storm is over
I’ll be washed up by the tide
Set your eyes on the horizon
To me you now are tied
When the waves break it’s over
But the shell remains intact
Remains intact
Strange days are coming

Coming through the waves
To see my azure gaze
Make me whole
Looking through the waves
These were happy days
I’ll make you stay
I’ll make you stay

11. For Others to Shine

Wake up Jim
This is suicide
Wake up Jim
You’ve got nowhere to hide

Wake up Jim
You got to stay alive
To carry yours
and carry mine

Thank you for your time
in the firing line
playing human shield

Don’t try to stand
The weigth of your life
Will break all of your bones

So, hey you want to fight?
You want to pay them pack?
But now you’re in the mud, well
I guess you’re just the muddy type

Just downplay your part
to match your line of sight
Don’t be what you can’t
And never will be.

Don’t try to stand
The weigth of your life
Will break all of your bones

And we’ll force you down
if you try to get up
by all the means that we have

Someone must fail
So, others can shine
And that one has to you.

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