Bloom

by EMERGER

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    Bonus tracks: Bloom (Alternative Mix) and Break & Fall (Alternative Version).
    Digital booklet containing lyrics, credits and artwork.
    Additional photographs of EMERGER in studio and a desktop wallpaper.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Comes with a beautiful lyric and credits booklet, with artwork designed by the wonderful Kim van Vuuren and photographs by Pieter de Jager. You will also receive a free download of the entire album in high definition audio, plus two bonus tracks: an alternative mix of "Bloom" and a pop/rock version of "Break & Fall".

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    This vinyl is a very special, super limited edition LP of Bloom. It is hand lathe-cut, which means that every record was cut in realtime by the engineer. It also has the effect that every vinyl sounds slightly unique to the others. Only 20 were made in this first batch, therefore you will own 1 of 20 first edition if you purchase this LP.

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Bloom is the debut release by alt-pop duo EMERGER. It celebrates the fruition of their musical journey as new artists. Symbolising the early start of their career, Bloom laces through dreamy, synth-driven melodies and cinematic progressions. Juxtaposed by powerhouse pop vocals and hip-hop influenced beats, the music gives a thorough preview of what can be expected from this alt-pop outfit.

credits

released June 1, 2018

All songs written by Gerrit Matthee and Emma de Goede.

Lead vocals by Emma de Goede.
Backing vocals, guitars, pianos, synths, production, drums by Gerrit Matthee.
Bass on "Urban Wilderness" by Eugene Ackerman.
Drums on "Urban WIlderness", "Bloom" and "Prelude for You" by Jarryd West.

All songs produced by Gerrit Matthee.*
*Except Break & Fall produced by Johnny de Ridder.

Hindsight, Hindsight (Reprise) and Break & Fall mixed by Johnny de Ridder.
Urban Wilderness and Nomadic Love mixed by David Langemann.
Prelude for You mixed by Andrew Rawbone-Viljoen.
Bloom mixed by Gerrit Matthee.

Mastered by Christian Wright at Abbey Road Studios.

Album Artwork by Kim van Vuuren

Photography by Pieter de Jager

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Soundscapes of dreamy, synth-driven melodies and cinematic progressions, juxtaposed with powerhouse pop vocals, and electrified with punchy hip-hop inspired beats – the sonic palate of alt-pop duo EMERGER originates from an organic alchemy of refined sounds. ... more

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Track Name: Hindsight
I can see it in reflective light
My perspective has been shifted right-side up
Once oblivious - becoming obvious
Staring me deep in the eyes

Slowly I’m starting to realise

In hindsight
We’ll overcome the fading daylight
And follow the winds of change
Time can only try to give us insight
‘Cause we will never stop the fight

The sun will darken, the moon will not give light
Stars will fall from the night sky
The world’s not concerned with our lessons learned
Holding us ransom for life

In hindsight
We’ll overcome the fading daylight
And follow the winds of change
Time can only try to give us insight
‘Cause we will never stop this fight

Soon the fire within will reignite
Breaking you out of the cage
Time can only try to remind us
To fly with the hawk in the night
Track Name: Break & Fall
My heart’s on my sleeve and thinking kills me
What do I want, what do you want, what do we want?
Tell me. Just wrap it up, please
What do we got? One shot at this now?

So we free fall down that dark hole
And we hope for a hand to catch our hearts in the end
So we don’t fall again

Here we go
Everyone talks, but nobody’s right
It’s a fading light
You just see it through your own eyes

Tonight the weatherman’s out searching daylight
We know the sun shines when your and my shadows collide

Don’t bend back man
You’ll break & fall
Don’t lose hold and let go
Sooner than you hope for
Sooner than you know

Here we go
Everyone talks, but nobody’s right
It’s a fading light
You just see it through your own eyes

So don’t bend back man
You’ll break & fall
Don’t lose hold and let go
Sooner than you hope for
Sooner than you know

So here we go
Everyone talks, but nobody’s right
It’s a fading light
Just see it through your own eyes

Here we go
Everyone talks, but nobody’s right
It’s a fading light
You just see it through your own eyes

Break and fall
Track Name: Urban Wilderness
There is a mountain in my town
Rising up between two oceans
It is the keeper of a gateway
Leading to a flood of emotions

And I could sit here forever
Listening as the wind keeps calling my name
Between the grasslands and the thorn trees
Figuring out what it’s trying to say

I’m losing my heart in an urban wilderness
Trying to find my way in this town
I’m holding on to these signs of happiness
While I’m keeping my head in the clouds

I see the first light of the sunrise
Striking the crest of the shore break
Along the coastline, under blue skies
We’ll be skipping stones ’til daybreak

And I can sit here forever
Watching as the shadows grow tall
Between the city and the three peaks
The Southern Cross appears at nightfall

I’m losing my heart in an urban wilderness
Trying to find my way in this town
I’m holding on to these signs of happiness
While I’m keeping my head in the clouds
Track Name: Prelude for You
You, you and I both know
We were never meant to stay here
In the unknown
They never thought we’d see
All the things we ever dreamed of
When we were young

Come along
You don’t have to face this alone

Wait a minute for your heart
To sink into the sweetest feeling
You’ll ever know

Just stay afloat by my side
Let your emotions
Guide you home

Say whatever’s on your mind
Nothing you can say will scare me this time
Try to let me inside
I can help you make the broken things alright

Lay your head on my chest
So that you can hear my heartbeat
Start to race
Breathe into my neck
As we synchronise and dissipate
Disappear without a trace
Like floating stardust into outer space

You make me see
Beauty hiding in everything
All of it’s real
Hold your breath to feel what I feel
Track Name: Nomadic Love
Where do we go when you follow the road
Leading you far from the places you know
Into the other side of the world
Where nobody cares if you stay or you go

How do you find the piece of mind
When you’ve left everything behind
Just take my hand and forget the past
Pick up the map that we used to dream of

We can find a way to escape over distant troubled waters
Seeking love, adventure and fate in the infinite abyss
Together we can be nomadic lovers
And navigate this never ending journey

Where do you go when you follow the road
Taking you far where your heart overflows
Never look back on the steps that you take
Many mistakes will show you the way

How do you fight these runaway years
Limbo lock and I just dissapear
Stop motion is closing in
It gets harder to restart in the end

We can find a way to escape over distant troubled waters
Seeking love, adventure and fate in the infinite abyss
Together we can be nomadic lovers
And navigate this never ending journey
Track Name: Hindsight (Reprise)
Baby don’t you remember
How we fell in love over that December we spent
Chasing the sunlight all the time
Trying to forget the moment we stopped to feel alive

Baby don’t you remember
How we fell in love over that December we spent
Chasing the sunlight all the time
Trying to forget the moment we stopped to feel alive
Track Name: Urban Wilderness (Extended)
There is a mountain in my town
Rising up between two oceans
It is the keeper of a gateway
Leading to a flood of emotions

And I could sit here forever
Listening as the wind keeps calling my name
Between the grasslands and the thorn trees
Figuring out what it’s trying to say

I’m losing my heart in an urban wilderness
Trying to find my way in this town
I’m holding on to these signs of happiness
While I’m keeping my head in the clouds

I see the first light of the sunrise
Striking the crest of the shore break
Along the coastline, under blue skies
We’ll be skipping stones ’til daybreak

And I could sit here forever
Watching as the shadows grow tall
Between the city and the three peaks
The Southern Cross appears at nightfall

I’m losing my heart in an urban wilderness
Trying to find my way in this town
I’m holding on to these signs of happiness
While I’m keeping my head in the clouds

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