Hang and Abide

from by oliver downes

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Disc comes in a beautiful gatefold card case with full lyric booklet. Features stunning watercolour and ink art by Nina Rupena (www.ninarupena.com).

    Includes unlimited streaming of Ultraviolet via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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lyrics

standing ready at the edge
sometimes a snap decision’s the best kind of medicine
slowly gather just what matters in

and the big sky is reaching down
this giddy exultation a thousand feet above the ground
vision rising, grip is tightening, lean into the wind

climbing a thermal, hard to describe
finding the balance in the glide
hang and abide

leave possession and travel light
make each calculation with a cool and careless mind
doubt receding, clouds are breathing in

call it freedom, float in space
the strength that emptiness will give with each renewed embrace
currents shifting, air is whistling, listen to the wind

climbing a thermal, hard to describe
finding the balance in the glide
hang and abide

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from Ultraviolet, released September 23, 2016

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oliver downes Melbourne, Australia

Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with soaring melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Traversing territory charted by artists such as Leonard Cohen, Kate Bush, Ben Caplan, Scott Walker and The Dirty Three, his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ trips the space between instantly familiar chamber pop and the experimental margins of folk. ... more

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