A Million Suns: vol 1

by halie and the moon

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    halie and the moon's 2nd EP release, featuring 4 original songs.
    CD format with concept-driven 6 panel full-color fold out eco packaging. Includes lyrics.
    Artwork and design by Halie Loren, photography by Bob Williams.

    Includes unlimited streaming of A Million Suns: vol 1 via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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halie and the moon's 2nd EP, "A Million Suns: vol. 1", brings you beautiful soundscapes infused with bright imagery and warm, infectious grooves - in many ways, a sunnier, more playful counterpoint to the mellow crystalline of HATM's debut EP "Blue Transmissions: vol. 1" (December 2015), while retaining the same soulful vulnerability that weaves throughout the band's characteristic sound.

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released June 21, 2016

Halie Loren: vocals, piano, keyboards, percussion
Daniel Gallo: guitars, keyboards
Bobby Stevens: bass, background vocals
Katherine Dudney: cello, background vocals
Beau Eastlund: drums, percussion

Produced by Daniel Gallo, Halie Loren, Beau Eastlund
Mixed and engineered by Beau Eastlund, Halie Loren, Daniel Gallo
Mastered by Larry DeVivo, Silvertone Mastering
Recorded at The Golden Lab (Springfield, OR) and drawing the sky studio (Eugene, OR)
CD and packaging printed at Atomic Disk (Salem, OR)

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Track Name: Shangri La
I got tangerines
And here’s the scene:
I got the light just right
And the Beatles in the kitchen
And it’s a coup d’etat in Shangri La
The instruments are playing
But something’s missing
 
Saturday, it plays me to the side
And asks me to think of you and hide
 
In the folds of who I want you to be
Another dime store mystery intrigues me
What can I see from this trampoline
when rise and fall and distance blurs my vision?
 
On Saturday I’ll think of you and hide
Stealing moments, playing in my mind
 
Do you know that ever after’s here right now
and I’m still back here?
Track Name: Shiny New Thing
"Shiny New Thing"
Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)
 
I touched your skin
Heard the story within you sing
About all the sailors coming round
And you so alive
I couldn’t keep it inside
In the ways we fall down
Oh, the ways we fall down
// I’ll be your shiny new thing
‘Til I stop shining
The light of your days
‘Til we grow sick of trying
Or ’til we live with the crazies
Or we’re pushing up daisies
Or slide into the steep sea
With the angels below
 
So when I’m crawling deep into your sea
Pull you close to me
The places, well they sometimes confound
But baby I’ll stay
When it all falls away
So don’t go leaving me now
Oh no, don’t you go leaving me now
 
I’ll be your shiny new thing
‘Til I stop shining
The light of your days
‘Til we grow sick of trying
Or ’til we live with the crazies
Or we’re pushing up daisies
Or slide into the steep sea
With the angels below
 
I’ll be the bread in your mouth
Poetry on the table
The one who remembers
To weave all the fables
Like the one about the lost son
Who took things from everyone
And when he found that he had none
They welcomed him home
 
When we fall to the side
all that’s left of you
Is just shadows and light
and the blue splintered shade
Of memories on parade
And we hope that the skies
will be kind to us
And shelter in the dust
of the glow of the day
Memories on parade
 
So as we stand on the edge of our stories dear
Things to keep us near
I can’t recall all I’ve said and done
There’s only one rhyme my watch sings
About the time
So if you’ll just hear me now
Oh, if you’ll just hear me now

I’ll be your shiny new thing
‘Til I stop shining
The light of your days
‘Til we grow sick of trying
Or ’til we live with the crazies
Or we’re pushing up daisies
Or slide into the steep sea
With the angels below
Track Name: Sunshine in Disguise
Sunshine in Disguise
Daniel Gallo (drawing the sky music, BMI)
 
Three o’clock in the morning
I was blinded without warning by your light
While the birds were all sleeping
and time had done its keeping I couldn’t deny
While heaven’s moon was black and blue
I saw the holy light in you
Dancing down the avenue
To the song, the silk, the truth of you
You are, you will, you’re glowing still
You’re the sunshine in disguise

And you say, “Oh we’re just stumbling”
And you say, “Oh, so let’s just stumble
into something good…
and kick it along while we’re singing along,
kick it along till the morning
like we should.” Oh, just like we should.
 
Cars are painting pictures
Weaving headlights in the night
While the birds don’t think of waking
And time has done its taking, we pass on by
All those souls sleeping in the alleyways
They’re dreaming of another day
Why don’t we offer up these hearts to pray
To see us in a better way?
Because we are, we will, we’re glowing still
We’re the sunshine in disguise
 
Hey, don’t this love feel like your favorite song?
I can taste the sunshine in your voice when you’re singing along
Hey, don’t this love feel like your favorite song?
So let’s stay and dance all of our prayers until the dawn
 
See the stars
In your eyes
How they rise
A million suns

As I breathe you
I wonder what all this means to you        
This love is for the streets and alleyways
This love is full of rain and cloudy days
And when I see you, I lift a thirsty hand and I reach you
And that solitary moment in time
Brings these weary eyes into a smile
But we can only breathe here for a while
So let’s dance
Oh, let’s dance into the morning sun
Track Name: Paint the Stars
Paint the Stars
Halie Loren & Daniel Gallo (Jammin Salmon Music, ASCAP/drawing the sky music, BMI)
 
We sing to the night in whispers
Drink with our fingertips
The forgotten softness
Of a life beyond the maddening grip
Of days, the crush,
A ceaseless world always waiting
 
The veil of darkness rises
To meet another dawn
I see shadows in your eyes
The sorrow of a moment gone
But we’re rich in time
So why mark the hours?
 
When I can paint the stars
Under your ceiling
Make cricket sounds
Until you get the feeling
Forever isn’t far
If the spirit moves you
Lay your body down
Let it sing right through you
 
We hear poems in the silence
Taste the ocean in the sand
Find mystery within the
Cracks upon this barren land
So trust these hands
And the magic they know
 
I can paint the stars
Under your ceiling
Make cricket sounds
Until you get the feeling
Forever isn’t far
If the spirit moves you
Lay your body down…
 
Melt away
‘Til the colors bleed into the
Empty space
‘Til there’s nothing left but light in
All its shades
Filling you with devastating joy
 
I can paint the stars
Under your ceiling
Make cricket sounds
Until you get the feeling
Forever isn’t far
If the spirit moves you
Lay your body down…
Let me sing
Oh, Let me sing
Let it sing right through you
Let me sing right through you