Heat of the Day

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

you lost your faith in patience for answers too ready and neat
the gift that keeps on giving’s the one you chose not to keep

stepping aside with too much to hide from all that’s yet to be
pieces of sky pouring out of your eyes on everything you see

you made a pact with glamour, its promise as slick as its price
the will to bear honest witness is the zone of first sacrifice

surviving the heat of the day
the heat of the day

the shadows all lie extinguished and litter floor of the cave
the rules sure weren’t made for winning but cripple the whole field of play

wander outside, there’s no way to hide from all that’s yet to be
pieces of sky pouring out of your eyes on everything you see

surviving the heat of the day
the heat of the day

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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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