me&you

by rook&nomie

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MxAshlynn
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MxAshlynn I loooooove everything about this album, what can I say? Darkdreamy~~ Favorite track: slime brooch.
oly
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oly extremely expressive, creative, and emotionally gripping. there's a definite synth pop sensibility here but they're clearly not trying to adhere to that as a strict ethos, with the record featuring a broad sonic palette and being unafraid to venture into different, interesting territory. Favorite track: azure paler than the sky.
ROCKLEE
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ROCKLEE listened to this album in its entirety 3 times in the first 24 hours it was out so obviously had to buy it! what a beautiful work of art it makes me want to dance it makes me want to cry it makes me feel like I've just fallen in love♡ bold choice to release the album of the year with only 2 weeks left in 2019 Favorite track: slime brooch.
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1.
incorporeal 04:23
(nomie) i can't breathe in this town whispers and lies pile up i'm buried alive the sea heaves like a dying man willows pass their rumors limb by limb i'm not here i'm not here right now this world is not my home i walk alone when i sleep i dream of escape i can see through myself i can see through you i'm see-through (rook) i feel like distance i feel incorporeal i feel like vapor separated, unreal i feel like distance i feel incorporeal all expectations concealed i feel like distance i feel incorporeal i feel like vapor separated, unreal i feel like distance i feel incorporeal all expectations concealed it doesn't stop (it doesn't stop) it doesn't end (it doesn't end) it doesn't matter where you go, you know it doesn't stop (it doesn't stop) it doesn't end (it doesn't end) you know it doesn't matter where you go where is home?
2.
let me live 03:31
the cold the stillness, the tension the feeling in the room your soul contained and rotting in your eyes i know you but did you know that i was something other beyond your life? the specter of your agency burnt in your smile you knew it was too late for me to reconcile my world with the impact and the stars that burst in my mind i still dream of the day that we all left you behind is this how you dreamed it would happen? like some kind of game i know you thought you recognized me but we are not the same we are not the same i didn't know who i was but i knew exactly how far i had to push you do you know that i am something other beyond your life? the specter of your agency burnt in your smile you knew it was too late for me to reconcile my world with the impact and the stars that burst in my mind i hope you pray your feeble doesn't follow mine. did you think that i was something other you had to destroy?
3.
slime brooch 03:46
in a different life, i feel it all but in this one, i can only try everything's opaque i'm somewhere else everyone here seems to understand but i am only guessing i feel small and useless and i try to smile through it if no one sees the way i am then that's a comfort but everyone sees right through me those years were more real than i could ever hope to be my clarity is diluted i don't know how i arrived here i just float away in a different world, i'm only a girl but in this one, i'm a puzzle box for everyone to solve honestly i'm not that cool i can't even summon demons but i guess if you squint i'm pretty much one anyway i'm evil in the open and nothing worse i'm hoping i'm slime even to myself and that's a comfort but everyone sees right through me those years were more real than i could ever hope to be my clarity is diluted i don't know how i arrived here i just float away but everyone sees right through me those years were more real than i could ever hope to be my clarity is diluted i don't know how i arrived here i'm floating away
4.
(rook) what a view how are you? anyway i'm sorry like that's ever enough i i am taking advice from an actor who came into my life (rook&nomie) two on two keep it secret like i do keep it in a locket lock it up for two keep the wolves from me and you it's me and you (rook) you're so cruel to yourself you're to cool for your health but i'll hurt you more it's the last thing i'll ever do i don't know if i can keep the faith as we lay dying from conditions unknown they're all that we own (rook&nomie) two on two keep it secret like i do keep it in a locket lock it up for two keep the wolves from me and you it's me and you two on two keep it secret like i do keep it in a locket lock it up for two keep the wolves from me and you it's me and you
5.
yes!! her name is all she has left she keeps it close so no one can feel her colors in their mouth she is a sacrifice she is a broken dagger its fissures shining with her precious blood she is the colors and pieces of everything she couldn't have that she pulled from her heart with shaking hands her eyes are so bright they can kill her heart is dead but beating still she is an iridescent gorgeous death "kill me if it will make you love me you can break me down but i will fucking haunt you forever," she says "i have never felt more alive you wanna kill me? you can try i know you can't get me out of your head" make me!! her skin decays, her body glows she is a weapon in repose she burns so bright but walks so close to death she has a name nobody knows she holds the pieces of her soul and carves a better life from what is left she lives in constant fear she wants to disappear she tries to die but it is not enough her twisted sense of pride is all that keeps her alive she hates herself but loves her soul so much "kill me if it will make you love me you can break me down but i will fucking haunt you forever," she says "i have never felt more alive you wanna kill me? you can try you have no power, i'm already dead you have no power over me!" the air around her crumbles weakly like frozen dreams the ice in her synapses tightens every night in her sleep she sees the fear of herself and everyone else laid out clean before her and she screams: hate me!! love me!! kill me!! let me live break me!! save me!! damn me!! keep me safe distance!! safety!! make me!! your princess~ hold me... want me... i'm your soft atrocity!!
6.
blightwork 04:02
i can bleed as much as you want and i know i have but i don't have to keep on bleeding now i know that on the deck in the suburbs i felt something bad i didn't know what i was feeling back then but it rotted so deep through everything i had and will i be the kind of daughter you think you see inside of me i'll let you think so if you want and will i be the kind of knowledge that kills you one day that's up to you i don't really remember what i want i look inside my body and my soul is gone i want the courage to make you hate me honestly it's all i can think of lately and will i be the kind of daughter you think you see inside of me i'll let you think so if you want and will i be the kind of memory that kills you one day that's up to you
7.
do you remember why do you remember do you remember that day? do you remember why do you remember do you remember that day? if i concentrate i can see the shape of what i mean but i can't get it out of my mouth so i i watch as my body breaks apart and melts away i don't want to be anything ever again there was a moment burnt through the fog held and protected by the current in the walls floating above where i lay incognizant azure reflection the crackle of the radiance do you remember why do you remember do you remember that day? do you remember why do you remember do you remember that day? i see a picture of everything i wish i was but it flickers and dies in my eyes and on my tongue and i know the voltage is visible across my skin through the wires in my veins there was a moment burnt through the fog held and protected by the current in the walls floating above where i lay incognizant azure reflection the crackle of the radiance
8.
splintered soul shattered thoughts forcing to the surface who i'm not the colors of this world feel like a dream overrun, subsumed caught somewhere in-between i can't see we drift and disconnect ourselves from what grows in our minds we live within the grip of imagined evil inside we give in to the rot and tell ourselves it's all we are we try to burn away our souls but we've come so far careful. wait you don't know. careful... wait. i don't belong that word is infinite and other i still feel wrong i still feel pulled apart and smothered this world is not a dream there's no room left for anything that eases what i know i just want to know what i am i've seen the ending of all that i hold dear over and over i lose myself in fear i'm so afraid that i won't ever get out of here i can't withstand it i want to disappear we drift and disconnect ourselves from what grows in our minds we live within the grip of imagined evil inside we give in to the rot and tell ourselves it's all we are we try to burn away our souls but we've come so far tell me what to be is there such a thing as safety? the colors of this world feel like a dream nothing here is constant nothing here can give us what we need
9.
ruin 07:08
i hold an uncomfortable shape a child dreaming of the day that she will escape i know of a secret place and i know someday i will get there i'll meet you on the way i don't know what has kept me going but i can see it disfigured by the haunted days it flickers in the warm confusion a ruin of the dream to get away to feel safe falling through the world falling through the world falling through the world toward a better place and though abjection self-sustains i realize something has changed behind the pain and on the grass beside the lake i realize that place is here now i can see it in your face and though we still feel so much pain and there is terror in the future we're together for today we recognize that we are falling and nothing slows us down but we can keep each other safe for now the terror of the loss of contact reduces me to this but i can feel you even though you're far away i know a place where we can recover it is familiar but unreal the air is clear there is warmth and color we can exist we can heal and though it hurts beyond description we all found each other we've built our own secret place through all the fog and disconnection we let it cover us we hold each other so we know we've found home.
10.
(rook) so here we are again it always feels like nothing's changed we pretend to be so much stronger now but it doesn't end we're always caught just where we were or are we? it's so hard to tell for sure i cry for hours before i fall asleep i feel so trapped and weak the air feels like poison in this town but i'm as close to you as i can get for now (nomie) we glitter in the dark in the dark we glitter in the dark in the dark we glitter in the dark (rook) the way things change me&you and all that we've become still remains nothing's been erased we are the sum of everything we were the way we changed each other's lives underneath nanaimo station skytrain tracks we reflected and stared together at the sky (nomie) we glitter in the dark in the dark we glitter in the dark in the dark we glitter in the dark
11.
we are so precarious we work so hard to hold on we fight the distance every day we drift apart it feels so right and so wrong and when we know that things will never be how they were before we have to move on but alone or together? what do we need? what do we really want? now we know the hand we know where we stand we know how we fall apart still, how does it feel? what's even real what does it mean does it matter at all? i loved you i love you i will love you but i'm confused and afraid i loved you i love you i will love you but i'm confused and afraid i loved you i love you i will love you but i'm scared
12.
endless 04:13
it doesn't matter where you go doesn't matter where you go it doesn't matter where you go doesn't matter where you go and it came for you just like you knew it would and it stared you down right where you stood it looked right through you then and it opened your wounds and you cried so hard it was all you could do and that's when you knew and that's when you saw it for the first time it doesn't matter it doesn't matter where you go someday, together or alone we'll never be who we felt so sure we'd grow to be it doesn't end so easily someday, together or alone whatever happens, we'll be there searching for home it doesn't matter where you go okay, be safe out there! i'll see you soon. bye! it doesn't matter where you go doesn't matter where you go it doesn't matter where you go doesn't matter where you go it doesn't matter where you go doesn't matter where you

about

songs written by ada rook and riley rossi between 2017 and 2019.

vocals recorded in vancouver/toronto/hamilton. "i love you i'm scared" written and recorded in oakland, california.

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azure paler than the sky: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkZqg8U1ooA

soft atrocity: www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5klI2RmhsU

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released December 13, 2019

cover photo by devi mccallion. cover concept by riley.

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