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by alexia avina

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song 36 04:18
when i walk i try to keep my mind warm with a swarm of every reverie when you walk along the edge I feel untied it burns faster once lit i set my feet upon the mattress and close the blinds would you comb my hair slowly and blow it dry it's a walk to go between our houses but i don't mind
glove 02:42
yes i can be a glove it may hurt a little but not enough and i knew it would feeling all the time like a graveyard in disguise i've made up my mind resurrect me till i'm kind and i knew it would and i know we should and i knew it couldn't be
bad 03:42
i'm not afraid to try to swim into the deeper side of this sentimental breed of truth and other things that hide she was the only one I had and i couldn't hold her back i was walking to the water wasn't talking, swallowed harder oh, i am bad
doubtful of the floor that dropped and now is back beneath me i walk on tiptoes though my heels sing heavier songs i wish i had a better knack for letting it all slide off my back you wish you could hold nothing back but you raise an island that i won't match faith alone, i go on faith alone i'll go and pray for warmth i wish i had a better knack for giving you the spaces you want back you wish you could give something back but you raise an island that i won't match
bird 06:07
wake up little bird don't fly away from what you've heard they're only, only words head down from the north towards the spring and towards the warmth they're already, already gone
x 04:39
look at me i feel all of the things i do in the way you move we could be happy if the sun could leave the moon oh i need you to speak slowly i'm not ready to be lonely i'm not ready to be a freak, hold me i've been holding this dream closely i'm all too sure of what it means
don't u give 03:45
don't you ever worry about all of the things you lack it isn't your problem to be all of the words you keep in tact don't you give into the ethos don't you swim through the ethos do you think I'm stupid i'm not all of the things i want to be but now I'm not the only the only one of us who can't relax


through the carving, looping, and amplifying of her mesmerizing voice, alexia avina has for the last several years become a fixture, organizer, and sometimes resident of montreal's supportive diy community, la plante. this album lays out her most lush production to date, leading us through an ocean of tender pop all her own.



released February 26, 2018

all songs written and recorded by alexia avina
mixed and produced by nick schofield
mastered by evan tighe

ukulele, guitar, samples and voice - alexia avina
bass - pablo duran
cello - justin wright
synth, drums, and electronics - nick schofield
cover art - miriam brellenthin




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