Stain (feat. Sheila Callaghan)


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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


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Sophocles is a producer, composer, and arranger. He's contributed to projects by artists such as Surrija (Jane Lui), Sondre Lerche, Brother Sister, Nita Chawla, Maxwell Gualtieri, Same Animal, and Hazel Iris. His own music has been described as “melancholy reverie rattled now and again by swelling dissonance” (Steve Smith). ... more

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