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Eclipse

by addy

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1.
Garden Snake 02:24
took you for a walk today cause the sun came out guess it’s time to make amends cause it’s warm again shed all of my skin i’m a garden snake there ain’t nothing truly bound to permanence
2.
Planted 04:17 video
flat-back we laid out on the floor in the pitch black of the early morn you said hold this lightly things tend to erase but sometimes it gets away from me so i try my best to plant my feet cause it’s getting harder to tell if i’m even here think i’ll go away for a while see if i grow but the ground keeps shifting underneath so i try my best to plant my feet struck match lit our empty room and the hot wax smelled like her perfume she said breathe in easy there’s no rush
3.
Easier 04:25 video
climbing up on the peach trees by your house falling scraping your knees raw up on the bark gently wipe the of dirt with my spit lately I can't help but think of it about you sometimes i think about the fruit how it bruises just like your skin i wish i could make it easier i wish i could make it easier driving down to the coast of anna’s lake swimming under the sun just like we’re still innocent but our huckleberry days are over now and i’m peeling off our pain until i take it all for you sometimes i think about the fruit how it bruises just like your skin i wish i could make it easier i wish i could make it easier for you
4.
Elevator 03:29
swallowed your love like holy wine like broken bread slept by your side warmed by your blood bound by your eyes lost our petals in the rain the smell of funeral and the aftertaste oh the love that we made it’s our eternal elevator toss our bottles in the lake cause they’re just a ritual so you can throw em away oh the love that we made it’s our eternal elevator
5.
Equinox 03:24
late night talks we passed the blunt on the roof spring equinox but there’s still snow on the streets is this how it’s always been? (is there anything we’re sure of?) float on down imprint our bodies in white don’t leave yet cause i don’t recognize him is this how it’s always been? (is there anything we’re sure of?) can you show me who i am? (show me what we’re made of) i cant seem to let it go seem to let you go
6.
Strawberries 03:53
golden hour taking photographs on the lawn hand cut cloth your poetry was on red stained heels from strawberries we laid down and our backs turned green we spun cocoons and lived inside slept for years and grew towards light but i'm so afraid of what's out there you said to me as i combed your hair so were we wrong to go get so entwined in it? did we really know? cause i thought i did know you know me know what? i don't
7.
Pond 02:38
feel the air on your face and ride (your bike) until morning reach the dock and be brave & wash the guilt from your body can the water make you clean like it gives some type of relief? dry your back you're still wet from the pond did i make this last for a moment too long don't pretend that i'm somebody else and i'll try my best to not do that myself did the water make it seem like we had something to believe? what will stick around when i leave? do you feel anything now?
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Eclipse 04:20 video
drew the shades woke up late in the light bleeding in took a drive up 95 what am i hoping to find an image that you first saw the night we slept in my yard i wonder if i can be that i wonder if i am
9.
Pattern 02:08
red sky starts to fade as you pressed into my shoulder fire drew shadows cross ur face the cicadas played us out i was scared but didn't say i held to a pattern stuck to my form feel the moon overtaking i commit to change and start again

about

Following in the steps of a pair of electronics-embellished folk EPs, Eclipse is the debut record from Richmond, VA's addy. As with addy's previous work, Eclipse's contemplative magic was produced entirely from home studios, lending a crucial flexibility to the album's overall recording process, the final product of which belies its modest, DIY studio accommodations.

Led by the eponymous Adam Watkins, addy's compositions navigate universal themes of friendship, heartbreak, and growth on the terrain of eloquent, country-reminiscent instrumentation. Natural ASMR-inducing textures and Casio-sequenced drum hooks create a unique rhythmic foundation for addy's distinct lilt, itself occasionally adorned with honeysuckle-sweet pitch correction which lends the folkish twang an unusual yet modern slant.

Lead single "Planted" captures many of Eclipse's salient elements with its wailing violin and pedal steel, evoking the strong emotions associated with healing and growth. On "Easier," addy longs to alleviate the pains of a near-and-dear friend, whereas the album's triumphant apex "Eclipse" turns the reflection inward in an entrancing, climactic ode to the self, punctuated with notes of optimism and hope.

credits

released March 6, 2020

❍ Mixed and Engineered by Taylor Noll
❍ Performed by Adam Watkins, Tim Peele, Kurt Bailey & Taylor Noll
❍ Violin (2, 7) by Jessika Blanks
❍ Additional guitar and pedal steel (2, 3, 4, 8) by Josh Marre
❍ Mastered by Mike Ditrio
❍ Art by Kevin Zweerink

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addy Richmond, Virginia

addy brings contemplative bedroom musings of friendship, heartbreak, and growth to life through songs that are equally familiar and refreshing. with warm guitars, poetic lyrics, and catchy drum machine hooks you’ll understand that dancing and mourning are not mutually exclusive. ... more

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