Swirling, thickly layered electronics support a fragile vocal line. A story of memory and the weight of consequences. "Stain" was first released as a piano/vocal track - part of the 2011 album "Security of Corners" (released under the artist name Bravenavel). This version incorporates electronics and guitar to build a dense, kaleidoscopic texture, ushering the listener through a disquieting mental journey. It is best listened to with headphones for a fully immersive effect.
He thinks it's Tuesday, he's walking
He's dizzy in a cloud of me
He says, "I close my eyes, but when I wake up I will still be me."
She's in a city without me
And when she falls she stays down
Too old for falling
Too young for waste
She will lie there like a stain
She says, "I close my eyes, but when I wake up I will still be me."
I hold one in each palm.
I blow them to the wind.
If this is wrong why is my heart so light?
I say, "I close my eyes, but when I wake up I will still be me."
released June 1, 2016
Music: Sophocles Papavasilopoulos
Lyrics: Sheila Callaghan
Produced by Sophocles Papavasilopoulos and James Wolcott
Mixed by Sophocles Papavasilopoulos
Mastered by Dave Cooley at Elysian Masters
Sophocles Papavasilopoulos: vocals, synths
Sheila Callaghan: vocals
Maxwell Gualtieri: guitars
Tony Papavasilopoulos: guitar
James Wolcott: additional electronic elements